The Weird Thing I Do To Get Through A Bad Day

Highly effective when practiced regularly

Bad days. We all have ‘em. They suck. But they are not the end of the world.

Happy Monday.

I hope this quickie read serves as inspiration to make your bad days better.

I am someone extremely affected by my environment. If it’s raining, my energy is shot to hell, I feel depressed, and I just don’t want to do anything. And because I don’t do things I don’t want to do, ever, that’s exactly what ends up happening.

Not ironically, I end up feeling worse than I did waking up to that doom-and-gloom sky.

So! I’ve been trying to make an effort to make the most out of a rainy day (literally and figuratively), and the way I do that is this:

I picture myself at Happy Hour with Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Chelsea Handler, and Miley Cyrus.

I view it as my reward for turning my attitude around and getting shit done, despite whatever annoying circumstances I may be under. But I can only go to Happy Hour with them IFand ONLY IF I feel proud of what I accomplished that day.

Other Things I Do To Turn a Bad Day Into a Good Day

  • I find a way to laugh. Sometimes that means calling my husband and blurting out, “I need you to make me laugh.” And sometimes a funny video from Betches or Joey Mulinaro will do the trick.

  • I call one of my friends. And ask them to tell me something ridiculous their kids did. Or really, just to catch up on each other’s lives. I always feel better after talking to a girlfriend. It is an underrated self-care tip.

  • I try to be in service of someone other than myself. Getting out of my head and turning to my *client* — aka my reader and/or future VALT customer — instantly shifts my mood, and reminds me to get over myself. The simple act of being nice to someone (via text or IRL compliment) is another, super simple thing that will boost your mood. And your confidence!

Make an “ew” day less “ew” RECAP

  1. Go to Happy Hour with your dream celeb girl gang.

  2. Find a way to laugh.

  3. Call one of your girlfriends.

  4. Be in service to someone other than yourself.

What do you guys do to get through tough days?

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Thank you for reading.

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