Bad Days

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

-Maya Angelou

Regardless of age, sex or race, we’ve all been through this process:

Either you sleep through your alarm or were tossing and turning all night or kept having nightmares. Either way, you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and the day just gets worse from there.

Bad days are one aspect of life but at the time of their occurrence, they feel like the worse and only aspect. Once a bad day starts, light at the end of the tunnel seems non-existent.

But of course, that’s not true. At some point, it’ll all be over.

Over the years, I’ve talked to various counselors, psychiatrists and friends for some tips.

Collectively, here’s what I learned:

  • If you’re having a bad day that seems impossible to deal with, first find a quiet corner. If at home, it’s relatively simple. If at a public place, like at work, excuse yourself to get a drink of water or to grab a snack.
  • Once you’re alone, take anywhere from 15 to 20 deep breaths. The longer you hold the breaths, the more you’ll be internally relaxed.
  • Carry around a subliminal or affirmation recording. There was a time this would have been difficult but with smart devices, it should be no problem. Listen to that recording at least for 10 to 15 minutes. Ideally, it should say something opposite of what you’re feeling such as “Today is the best day of your life.”
  • Remind yourself that at some point, darkness has to leave and the sun always comes out. This has been the system since the beginning of time and will never change no matter what.

Of course, none of the methods above are guaranteed to work as everyone thinks and reacts differently in various situations.

What they are most likely to do, however, is calm down all your senses to help you clear your mind so you’re free to think thoughts you wish to.

Do you have a specific method(s) on how you deal with bad days? Share it below in the comments section.



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