I want to start out today’s post by saying that most of my days are pretty awesome. I consider myself an optimistic person and usually I’m able to keep a good attitude even when things aren’t going exactly my way. Also, most of the time I really don’t have anything to complain about, I am incredibly blessed. However, there are always those days, maybe even several days in a row, where it seems like the world is just going against you. Maybe you had a fight with your boyfriend, or your roommate, maybe you found out you gained five pounds, or got a bad grade on an assignment…maybe all of the above. When things like this happen it can be hard (like, really hard) to feel good and stay motivated so I’m just going to give some tips that have really helped me to turn around the Worst Day Ever:
1- Confidence is a must: Okay so say you had a bad fight with your boyfriend and stayed up crying most of the night, the logical thing to seems to be throwing on sweatpants and a t-shirt right? No. Take a shower, do your hair, put on an extra cute outfit..whatever makes you look in the mirror a say ‘dangg.’ As I’ve said before I fully believe that beauty is much more internal than our appearance but if you take the time and put in the effort to look put together, you’ll feel put together too.
2- Sweat it out: When you’re sad/angry/frustrated, going for a run or to the gym may be the last thing you want to do. But as probably most of you know, exercise releases endorphins, endorphins make you happy. It’s so simple. Force yourself to go for a jog even if it’s just ten minutes. If you really hate running maybe just walk, or have a dance party for one. Whatever makes you sweat and release those endorphins.
3- Retail therapy: Okay so material things don’t buy happiness, I know that. But I really can’t deny that buying a good croissant, a good cup of coffee or a bouquet of flowers actually does brighten my day. Now just to clarify, I am NOT saying that if you’re upset you should go on a food binge or buy more than you can afford. This is not good. Instead just a little something that makes you smile.
4- Music Therapy: Music is so amazing. Probably one of the most incredible things about it is that it can make you feel. If you’re sad it can be tempting to listen to sad music, but this will just keep evoking these sad feelings. Even if you really don’t feel like it, put on some happy, upbeat music and watch how your mood can change just listening to Pharrell’s “Happy” (seriously that song will make you happy no matter what).
5- Talk it out: This one can be tricky. No one likes to listen to whiners; so just make sure you only do this when you’re really upset. But if you typically don’t complain then this shouldn’t be an issue. Call your bff or you mom, someone who really loves you and is looking out for you and tell them. Say that you’ve had a really bad day and you need some help. Of course they will want to make you feel better and they probably know exactly what to say that will make you feel better (thanks mom).
Hopefully these tips will help you, I know it can be really hard when it seems like things just aren’t working out but try these out and let me know what you think? Helpful or no?
Here’s to turning around those bad days into great ones.
PS: aren’t the C wonder bags the cutest?!