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5 ways to turn around a bad day

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some days, everything seems to be pulling against you. You trip down the stairs and skin your knee. You're late for your bus and there isn't another one coming for 30 minutes. It starts to rain and you didn't bring an umbrella. Everything you do at work turns out wrong and you feel utterly useless. These are the worst of the worst kind of days, the days that make you just want to curl up in bed and close your eyes until it's tomorrow. Although, I can't make it tomorrow whenever I please; sadly I don't have the time turner from Harry Potter, I have found a few ways to make that bad day a slightly better one. 

1. Curl up with your favorite blankie. Don't lie, most of us have one. Our favorite, most comforting fuzzy little blankie that seems to make everything feel okay. I don't care if it's not time to get in bed. Hop right in and cuddle up with your favorite blankie and let yourself feel comforted. Things can only get better after cuddling up with my favorite fuzzy fleece blanket. 

2. Phone a Friend. Or your mom, or your boyfriend, girlfriend, sister, brother, dad, etc. You might not want to talk to anybody, your day has just been that bad, but it really is a huge help! A five minute chat with my mom seems to make every issue I've ever had seem really minute. She knows exactly what to say and when she tells me that 'everything is going to be okay', I truly believe her. A quick chat with another person reminds you that you are not alone in your truly terrible, completely awful, no good, bad day. We have ALL been there. 

3. Grab a Donut or your favorite treat. Hey, Hey, Hey, you deserve it! Every once in a while, you deserve a treat and when you're having a really awful, completely terrible, no good bad day, you deserve an even BIGGER treat. Two of my favorite bad day treats are donuts & macarons. I don't eat either very often so it always make me feel a bit better to grab an assortment of my favorite treats in delicious flavors.  

4. Pick up your favorite book. Sometimes, reading the news or a heavy book is just not something my brain can process. This is only tripled on one of those truly awful, no good, bad days. All I want to do is grab one of my favorite guilty pleasure book series and enjoy some chapters of light reading. And that is exactly what I do. One of my favorites is the Gossip Girl book series. I love diving into the story and remembering all the characters I had forgotten. It does a great job of helping me forget about my bad day, as I read all about Blair Waldorf & Dan Humphrey. If you have a favorite book series that you know is a bit of guilty pleasure, grab it and start reading. No Guilt needed. You deserve to take a brain break!

5. Watch your favorite guilty pleasure tv show. So, I have a confession. I love abc family's Young & Hungry. It is my current, ultimate, guilty pleasure show. Generally, I save it to watch by myself, when my boyfriend is in taking a shower. It is such a cute show and I am totally rooting for Gabby and Josh to get together. On my really awful, completely terrible, no good bad days, I throw 'saving episodes' to the wind and watch all the episodes from the beginning. Giggling at all the silly scenes and oohing and ahhing at all the romance seems to do a good job of making me forget my really awful, completely terrible, no good bad day. So, pull up your favorite guilty pleasure show and make a marathon out of it! 


Have any tips of your own for cheering up a really bad day? Share them with me in the comments below!

35 comments:

  1. I plan on incorporating a couple of these today, for sure! Sometimes a donut and a good book are the only way... Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I could definitely go for a blanket and book today!

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  3. Love this! And now I have to go check out Young & Hungry - it sounds cute! I would add "remember it is just one day, and life is full of many, many days - so go out and attack tomorrow!"

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    1. You should! It's a super cheesy, super cute show.

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  4. These are great tips! A sweet treat always makes a bad day better.

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  5. When I'm having a bad day I stop, go on Instagram and press the discover button, some amazing gems on there :)

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  6. Amazing post! And I love your blog:)
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  7. I could do ALL of those things right about now haha!!! Loved this post :)

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  8. I love all of these ideas. The best for me is a snuggly blanket and good book!

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  9. Oh I so needed to read this! I am not having a horrible day but I am having a very tired and slow day where all I want to do is go home and curl up in bed with some hot coco and tv! Only 1 more hour until I am off work!

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  10. Love all of these ideas!! I've been really wanting to catch Young & Hungry, my boyfriend + I don't have cable, but we may invest in it soon (we've been fighting it but...football season ;) ) and when we do, it's being added to the queue stat!

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    1. LOL neither do I, but my boyfriend does so i just record all my favorites on his tv. ;)

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  11. You forgot drinking and junk food! ;-)
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://theaccidentalmama.com

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    1. LOL Well, I wouldn't turn down a good glass of wine! ;)

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  12. I totally binge watch TV shows, I love them! It can always turn a day around.

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  13. I want to do all of these just to have a relaxing day, haha! Oh, wishful thinking! :)

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  14. I totally agree with the reading assessment. Reading just takes you out of your own head and puts you into another world. There's something about a book that uplifts my spirits and gives me something to look forward to. Great list!

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  15. These are great ways to turn around a bad day! I will definitely bookmark this! <3

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  16. I've decided I'm going to finish the book I was lent by my colleague tonight and have some time to myself!

    Katie <3

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  17. I like to remind myself that life goes on and this too shall pass. There is no sense in pouting when you can just hike up your big girl panties and move on. :P

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  18. Chocolate, trashy tv, and a glass of wine are my go tos for a bad day turnaround :)

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  19. Calling my husband or friends always works for me.

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  20. Calling my mom or friends always does the trick for me. That's just when I want someone to listen. When I'm talking to my husband, he goes into fix it mode. :)

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  21. YES! I say neapolitan ice cream and your favorite funny movie! how could that not make you happy?!

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  22. I love stopping by Starbucks on bad days and getting a Caramel Machiatto! Usually takes the edge off :-) Love this post! I'm going to share on Twitter!

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    1. Aw thanks JoAnn! Mmmm, I haven't had a Caramel Machiatto in such a long time. Something tells me, it's now time for a trip to Starbucks! ;)

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  23. OMG I wanted to watch Young and Hungry!! I am so glad I am not alone :)

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    1. Not at all! It's just so cheesy and cute, I can't help, but get in a better mood.

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  24. Yes, yes, yes! One cannot underestimate the value of a soft, snuggly blanket and your favorite 'pick-me-up' treat (raspberry hot chocolate for me). :)

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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  25. Great ideas! Sometimes just realizing you're having a bad day and trying to do something (anything, especially some of the items in your list) is a start to things getting better!

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  26. I like #5: Watch your favorite guilty pleasure tv show. Mine is Real Housewives of [anything] on Bravo! I have never seen Young & Hungry but I will check it out! Xo

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  27. so far today i have actually done 4/5 and i may yet read a chapter of my book.. :) i agree totally! some days you just need to take time out.

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