Friday, 28 November 2014

How I save a bad day from ending badly

Bad days happen.

To some people, unfortunately they're very frequent, and to others they come on occasion, but regardless of when or how often they happen, they suck.

So I thought I'd share how I usually try to save a bad day from ending badly.

I like to try and find some way to be productive. Whether that means getting on with whatever work I need to do that's bringing me down, or doing a heap of reading and getting ahead. I feel good when I feel accomplished. So I generally just try and get everything on my to-do list done plus a load more.

Let's talk food/drink. Hot chocolate is a life-saver for me; like, it tastes amazing and it makes me feel warm inside (well duh), but it just makes me feel happier. I love that stuff. Sometimes I will turn to the junk food and just be like if I don't consume some form of chocolate (could be hot chocolate to be fair) right now then I will have a breakdown. But usually I just eat fruit. There's something about fruit that I just find quite comforting, so whereas a lot of people's comfort foods can often make them feel worse, mine usually picks me up. Fruit salad is good because I actually have to prepare it and I find the chopping up stuff part quite relaxing somehow.

If I've had a bad day then I will either want to be left completely alone or I'll crave company of some kind, whether that be spending time with people or just talking on the phone with my mum for a while. Unfortunately there's no in between so sometimes if I'm with people I will just have to leave and get out of wherever I am. And that's an okay thing to do. But sometimes I will want to just be with people, even if we're not talking, just because it can be quite comforting to know that there are people there.

Walking is something that always calms my mood. If I'm really stressed about something, or if I'm feeling really rubbish, the best thing for me to do is drop everything I'm doing and go for a walk for a couple of hours. Sure, when I get back everything I need to do is still there, but I feel like I'm in a much better state to put my mind to it and get it done.

To be honest, the main thing is music. If I'm sad, or in a bad mood, or just feeling down for some reason (equally if I'm happy/in a good mood/feeling good), then I will turn to music, because it is kind of the thing that holds my whole life together (sometimes I wish that was an over-exaggeration but it's just not). A lot of times I listen to songs that will make me feel worse in some way, just because it means when I stop listening I'll go back to the level of bad I was feeling before but it'll feel like it's not quite so bad. I don't know, it seems kind of dumb and backward but it just helps sometimes.

I think that's probably it to be honest.

Although also if it's your sister's birthday so you know there will be cake when you finally get home for the weekend, that'll always leave your day on a high note too (that's today for me, yay).

Is there anything you like to do when you've had a bad day? Or do you go to some of the same things as me?

Until next time.

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