How To Get Over A Bad Day

 The month of August left me with a couple of bad days. 

 


Bad days that have involved me crying, eating emotionally, transferring my aggression, and lashing out at people who are close to me. It has also left, me with this feeling of emptiness and defeat.



I try to spend so much time reading and even watching videos as regards how I can stop having a bad day, but it seems like I’m fighting an already lost battle. Bad days are very common and as an adult, you would get more. It’s important to know that while money can be the cause of a lot of bad days especially for adults, there are some bad days that you would experience as a result of other things that are not money-related.



As an adult, you would experience bad days, but the important thing is finding a way to get out of that sorry state because life is short. I know life is short sounds cliché but isn’t life short?

In this blog post, I’m going to give you guys tips on how to snap out of a bad day.

 

Ask Yourself Why

This is so important because if you know the cause of your bad day, you would know that the solution is to fix it. if your bad day is coming as a result of getting a regret email from your dream job or your scholarship or even your visa. It might be something different like not getting clients on Upwork, Fiverr or any other freelancing platform. Understanding why you are feeling that way is a good step in the right direction.

 

Cry If You Have To

I am not a fan of telling people “it is well” when they are down or “it is going to be alright” because we don’t know what’s going to happen. I’d rather tell them to cry if they have to or feel bad if they want to because their feelings are valid. However, I would encourage them not to stay in that low place for a long time by coming up with solutions. You didn’t get a job? You can email the HR Manager to find out why or you can apply for others. You lost a scholarship, you check your application to find out what went wrong so when you apply again, you won’t make the same mistake.

 


Take A Walk

August introduced me to a new phase of mental wellness. Even though the month was not that great, it was good for me physically. I developed the habit of eating healthy and keeping fit, and trust me; it helped a lot. I take long walks (from 5k-9k steps) once or twice a week to clear my head especially on days when I’m having a bad day, and the result is refreshing. You can google the health benefits of taking long walks, and I’m sure you’d never want to stop when you do.

 

Talk To Someone

It’s okay if you don’t have anyone to talk to about what is going on in your life, but if you do, you don’t know how blessed you are. Talking to my friend helps me a lot to feel better on my bad days. You have to be careful with the friend you are telling about your bad days. Everyone is not supposed to know the reason your day, week, or month is not going great. Talk to someone you’d be sure understands what you are going through.

 

Challenge Yourself

This works for me, and I’m sure it would work for you too. You know the reason for your bad day. All you have to do now is to make a list of what you want to achieve that day alone and try to stick to it. It might be something as little as watching a movie, taking a walk, making a cup of tea or coffee for yourself. It might be sending a text to that friend who has annoyed you, it might be something more serious like sending proposals or buyer’s requests on Fiverr or Upwork if you are a freelancer, completing your online course, applying for jobs, or looking for strategies in your next scholarship application. Challenge yourself to snap out of that bad situation or mood.

 


I look forward to seeing a healthier and happier you soon, cheers! For content from me, subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram.

Comments

  1. 'Adulting' is not easy and we see ourselves slipping into bad moods often times because of things we had planned that did not work out. Or, because we've been holding up so much emotions for so long and we need to let ourselves feel low.

    It's even more painful when you don't know how to get over these bad days. It's a good thing you were able to get over your feelings dear.

    And thanks for sharing these tips. They'd sure come handy.

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