Are you having a rough day? Does it seem like you just can’t catch a break? Did you maybe just wake up in a bad mood? That’s okay! Don’t fret, my dear. It happens to the best of us. But I have 8 ways you can fix that right now!
A lot of times, simply picking your head up and forcing a smile can help change your mood. I mean, it’s kind of hard to be happy with a sour look on your face. Think about something that makes you happy and just smile! It will make other people smile as well when they see you, which will automatically brighten your day!
(You know I had to use a picture of Mariska Hargitay, because… well… look at her.)
2. Talk to someone you love.
I know when I’m feeling down, I like to call my mom. She always knows what to say when I am upset, even though I don’t tell her that enough. Talking to someone who makes you happy will improve your day by a long shot.
BONUS TIP: Tell them how much they mean to you! Odds are, they will tell you how much you mean to them in return. There’s nothing better than knowing the positive impact you have on someone you care about!
3. Listen to your favorite song (or one that gets you pumped up).
When I’ve had a rough day at school, I love to turn up my favorite song on the way home and just jam out! I really like listening to R&B or Alternative Christian music when I am in a sour mood, it always lifts my spirits. Think of a song that makes you smile or dance and crank it up!
4. Splurge on your favorite foods.
Okay, so I know we’re all dieting and trying to watch what we eat, but hey, you deserve it after the day you’ve had! A little ice cream never hurt anybody! Maybe a brownie or two? Just have a small amount of your guilty pleasure- but don’t overdo it! You may regret that later.
5. Watch a feel-good movie or your favorite TV show.
Had a long day? I know just the solution! If you get the time, pop in a favorite childhood movie or binge watch your favorite TV show. For me, this would be splurging in a Law and Order: SVU marathon. Eat some popcorn, kick back, relax! Trust me, you’ll feel much better afterwards.
6. Take a bath or a long shower.
Let me tell you, nothing is quite as relaxing as a nice bubble bath! I love to lay back and relax with some music playing in the bathtub. The warm water helps with tensed muscles and just feels good on your skin! Don’t like baths? No problem. A shower can do the same trick!
7. Do a good deed.
Like I said earlier, nothing feels better than knowing you made a positive impact in someone else’s life! Do something nice for someone else. Whether it’s holding the door open for a stranger, helping an elderly person with their groceries, or simply flashing someone a smile, do something that benefits someone else! In the end, seeing that you’ve made them happy will benefit you, too!
8. Quit focusing on the bad, and start focusing on the good!
I know, I know. Easier said than done, right? But it’s true, if you’re having a bad day, it’s usually all in your head. When one bad thing happens, you begin taking smaller issues that normally wouldn’t bother you and blowing them completely out of proportion. It’s okay, admit it, we all do it sometimes. But instead of thinking about the bad things that happened today, start thinking about the good things that did! Better yet, quit thinking about the events of the day all together. Pop in a movie, eat some ice cream, take a bath, and take your mind off of things for a while!
Those are all my tips for now! If you have any more, tell me, and I may make a part two using some of your ideas! I hope these tricks have benefitted you in someway and you turn your crappy day upside down ASAP! Have a good one, my friends.