Try to identify why you had a bad day. What triggered it? Did someone say something that upset you? Was “everything” going wrong that morning? I talk a lot about shifting to positive thinking. As helpful as this is, I do understand it is hard to do and takes time and practice. If someone said something to upset you, think about what may be going on with that person. Perhaps their issues caused them to say something hurtful to you. If you think you may have misinterpreted what was said ask for clarification. Perhaps you took it the wrong way? We can not read minds or assume what someone meant to say that was said. Check it out before you get upset. If it was a mean comment, tell yourself you won’t let it get to you.
If one bad thing happened in the morning it doesn’t mean the rest of the day will be bad. If you had a flat tire and were able to fix it, even though you ran late, it doesn’t have to ruin the rest of the day. If you tell yourself, “what just happened ruined my day” then you will continue to have a bad day. If you re-frame this and tell yourself, “well, that was bad but I am not going to let it ruin the rest of my day” it is a lot more probable your day will be more positive going forward.
Sometimes we just can’t get out of the negativity or sadness that comes over us. Remember, emotions come and go. Do your best to take care of yourself and move into a better day. If it is depression and it persists you may need to seek professional help to manage it. If you are grieving or having another situation causing you negative emotions remember, it is a process to work through these emotions and situations. Remember to be kind and caring to yourself. If you know someone who is struggling, reach out to them as you would like to be reached out to.
However your day started today try to go forward with a smile and a kind word to yourself. Smiling actually boosts the neurotransmitters in our brains that help us feel better.
Have a good day!