Every one of us has had one of those days – a day when nothing seems to go right, a day we would happily erase out of the calendar, a day that sucks the life right out of us! What would we give to turn back the clock and make it different…
Luckily, it doesn’t take a lot to turn a bad day into a good one. Just a dash of optimism, some effort, and a little bit of magic! Magic, you ask? Yup, a little bit of magic made up of the following 4 ingredients.
1. Change The Conversation In Your Head
The place to start changing your day around is in your head. The easiest way to make a bad day worse is to keep thinking about what a bad day you are having and how everything is going wrong. But that will only make you wallow in negativity and isn’t it true that if you expect the worst, you will see the worst in any and everything that happens? So talk yourself out of your negative perspective and don’t let it color the rest of your day.
2. Look For A Laugh
When everything seems to be going downhill, look for something that will make you laugh, or at least smile, or remind you of happy times. It could be a song, having a random conversation with a friend, or even one of your favourite cat videos on the net. You just need something to get you out of your head and give you the space to look at things anew.
3. Hug Yourself Out Of It
The power of the human touch is unbelievable. A simple hug from someone can make you feel better instantaneously. It creates a feeling of connectedness and empathy that we all seem to miss in the hectic lives we lead.
Deep breathing has calming properties and can stem the rush of stress hormones and negative emotions racing through you. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and imagine yourself having a better day. It might not change your circumstances but it will definitely change your response to whatever circumstances you find yourself in. And sometimes that’s all you need to turn things around.
Do you have any go-to’s to help you deal with difficult days? Share your thoughts below.