How To Get Through A Bad Day

Getting through a bad day can be tough sometimes but, that doesn’t mean we can’t get through it. We all have those days where we feel like the world is crashing down on us and everything is out of control, but sometimes we just have to go through the motions to weather out the storm. Things take time but they always get better!

“It’s a bad day, not a bad life.” – Mary Engelbriet

1. Get Out Of Bed

Most times we know it’s gonna be a bad day first thing when we wake up. So often once we have this feeling we just want to stay in bed and not get up because we feel like the feeling won’t get any better, when it’s the exact opposite. Get out of bed and make your bed first thing in the morning. This will help you feel a little more put together and help you to simply start your day, which is the most important thing when you’re having a bad one.

2. Journal Your Thoughts

I love journaling my thoughts out everyday, especially when I notice a negative thought that comes to mind. The best way to process a thought and understand why you’re thinking it, is be being aware of it and writing it down. Thereafter, try to understand why this is coming up for you and why you’re thinking it? Does it have something to do with how you feel right now? Go deeper and deeper until you feel like you’ve brought up all your thoughts and feelings to the surface and you will feel so much more gratitude and relief.

3. Absorb Motivational Content

Whether its a motivational video or a comedy on Netflix that always makes you laugh, put on some motivational content to help you get out of your bad mood. Sometimes you just need something as small as an inspirational quote from a favorite book to get you going. Utilize what inspires you and don’t worry so much about the tool, as long as it does the job.

4. Change The Conversation In Your Mind

Sometimes it’s best not to fight the feelings you have and instead try to analyse them and find out why you’re feeling them. When you have bad feelings, it indicates that the thoughts you’re thinking aren’t so great either. Therefore, when this happens you need to realize that you are always in control of your thoughts and feelings, and you can always change the conversation in your mind to a more positive one by choosing to talk to yourself more than you listen to yourself.

5. Change Your SceneryΒ 

This could mean getting outside your bedroom or better yet getting outside of your house. If you’re in a bad mood, you’ll be surprised what an uncommon space can do for you. Sometimes we don’t realize that we spend most of our time in one place, all day, everyday. This is why it’s important to go for walks during your day, at least once or twice a day, just to change your scenery and refresh yourself and your mind. Nature does this best! So even if it means walking around in your garden for five minutes every morning, make a practice of it and stick to it.


I hope you enjoyed this post and it helps you even in the slightest if you’re experiencing a rough day. Things always look up… Pinky swear!! If you have any ways you get through a bad day, share them down below in the comments for our readers going through a tough time, and if you enjoyed this post just let me know down below or share it with a friend!

Love,

Alana – Mae M.

  1. Super helpful! I always feel like I’m wasting time by not doing anything haha so this really helps! I also…

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