1. GO FOR A WALK IN THE SUNSHINE
There’s nothing better than going for a walk in the sunshine. If you’re having a bad day, you won’t be able to stay downtrodden when you’re basking in the golden rays. The sun is very healing to your mind, body, and soul.
2. TREAT YOURSELF TO A GIFT
Is there something that you’ve been wanting to buy for yourself but haven’t done it yet? Why not treat yourself to that special item? You work hard, so you deserve rewards on occasion.
3. PHONE A FRIEND
No one can help you through rough times like a good friend. A phone that person that always knows just what to say to make things better. A good chat session will improve your mood and help you get through the rest of the day.
4. WATCH SOME COMEDY VIDEOS
Laughter is truly the best medicine, and belly laughing helps to release feel-good hormones in your body. You can find hilarious videos all over the internet that will make you chuckle.
5. WRITE IN YOUR GRATITUDE JOURNAL
A gratitude journal helps you stay grounded and be thankful for all your blessings that Mother Earth has given you. Even when you are mad at the world and feel the world has been cruel to you, you can learn to be thankful. The sun will shine again, and it helps when you have gratitude in your heart.
Meditation puts you in a better mindset. You can purge the negativity from your mind that seems to be drowning you. Meditation is great because you can do it in the office, the bathroom at work, or in your car on your break.
7. PRACTICE YOGA
Yoga is another ancient practice that can help to purge negativity from your body. When you’re under stress, your muscles can hold onto that tension. Thankfully, yoga is one way that you can release all that tension from your system.
8. CRY AND LET IT ALL OUT
There’s nothing like a good cry to purge all the bad feelings from the inside out. Don’t bottle things up, as they can quickly become a time bomb. It’s okay to cry, even for guys.
9. DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING YOU
There’s something magical about dancing. Put on some great music and just cut loose. Moving your body is good exercise, and it will help to release those feel-good endorphins.
10. BAKE SOMETHING YUMMY
Baking can be great medicine for your bad day. When you’re in the kitchen creating a masterpiece with your hands, it can boost your mood. Who can be sad when you’re making something delicious like chocolate chip cookies.
11. ORGANIZE SOMETHING
When your life feels like it’s falling apart and everything is a mess, organizing something can make you feel much better. It’s time to clean those closets anyway.
12. TAKE A NAP
A nap can reset your stress levels and bring some relief. Try not to sleep for more than two hours, or it will interrupt your rest at night.
13. LIGHT SCENTED CANDLES
Aromatherapy has long been used to enhance moods. If you feel like your mood is tanking, then light some candles or use some essential oils. Lavender is known to lift your spirits and make you calmer.
14. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR PET
There’s something very therapeutic about pets. A recent study reviewed by the National Library of Medicine finds that those who own pets have a lower blood pressure than those who don’t have animals. This can only be beneficial when you’re all worked up after having a horrible day.
15. MAKE A BUCKET LIST AND DREAM
Perhaps the best time to dream about your future is when you feel that your current life isn’t going so well. There’s something very therapeutic about grabbing a pen and paper and making a bucket list. Plus, it will help you think about more positive things.
16. LISTEN TO MOOD MUSIC
Music is indeed a motivator, and you can use some good tunes to keep your mood in check. The great thing about having so many different genres of music is that you can match it to your mood. Whether you’re sad and want country music or prefer heavy metal when you feel like banging your head doesn’t matter, as you’re in control.
17. SHUT YOURSELF AWAY FOR SOME ALONE TIME
If you want to make the world go away, then there’s no better time to do that than on a bad day. Close your door, grab your favorite blanket, and just be alone with your thoughts. Sometimes, the silence can be quite healing and turn your mood around for the better.
18. READ A GOOD BOOK
If your troubles have become too much to handle, then why not slip into a good book and get lost in a story. Whether you like fiction or nonfiction doesn’t matter, a good story will draw you in and make you forget about your troubles.
19. START A NEW TELEVISION SERIES AND CHILL
You no longer need to wait for the next episode of your favorite show when you have so many on-demand options. Choose your favorite program provider and find a good show to binge-watch.
20. UNPLUG FROM TECHNOLOGY
If you’ve had a bad day and don’t want to be disrupted anymore, then turn off all technology. The world will survive if you’re not connected to your cell phone or social media accounts for a few hours. It’s pretty stressful to be connected all the time, so disconnect and have some peace for a bit.