What To Do If You’ve Had a Bad Day

Did everything go wrong today?

Nothing worked and everything went wrong and you just felt like you couldn’t win for losing?

It sucks. I’ve been there way too many times.

It’s Normal

Take a deep breath. It’s OK.

Let me say it again, because I want you to really take it in. It’s OK.

Some days life just gets in the way of what you want to do. It’s frustrating. It doesn’t matter what happened. It feels like no matter how hard you tried nothing went right. Has it made you want to give up?

Don’t give in to that thought. Let me give you an electronic hug. Go make yourself a cup of tea to help you feel better.

Failure isn’t really failure unless you let it keep you from trying again.

Plan For a Better Tomorrow

Part of trying again is learning from our mistakes. What went wrong? Could anything have been done to prevent it?

This isn’t permission to beat yourself up about your mistakes. Admit them. Learn from them. And move on.

Make new mistakes tomorrow.

Brainstorm some ideas to help you deal with your next bad day and you’ll meet it with more confidence. Some ideas from me:

  • Take some deep breaths (I personally love this one.)
  • Text a friend
  • Leave yourself encouraging notes
  • Do one thing that needs to be done

Sometimes the simplest things can help you feel better about having a bad day.

Bad days happen to all of us at sometimes alarming regularity. Prepare for them. You can minimize the damage they do to your mood and your productivity.

One bad day doesn’t have to set the tone for your life. Get back up. You can do it. I’m cheering for you!