How to deal with having a bad day

how to deal with having a bad day

Last week, I had a not-so-great day.

A whole bunch of other stuff happened that just put me in a bad mood. And I realize that, compared to other people in the world, I have a pretty amazing life and that I really don’t have anything to complain about. But it was just one of those days.

And I think everyone goes through those days sometimes. So, in order to turn my shitty day into something positive, I decided to write this post about how to make yourself feel better on days like the one I had last week.

I have a whole list of things that will make you feel better that I posted just over a year ago. There might be some repeats in this post. But this is what I did to cheer myself up.

Treat yourself to your favourite hot drink

In my post about my New Years’ Resolutions, I clearly stated that I wanted to buy less coffee and start drinking it at home instead. And I’ve been doing pretty well. But I decided that sometimes you just need that fancy drink that you can’t make at home.

Go for a walk

It will clear your head. For me, this is quite easily done, since I have to walk the dogs every weekday. Not just exercising, but being outside in the fresh air is a great way to clear your mind and it will make you feel better.

Do some yoga

Another New Years’ Resolution that I’ve been doing really well at. I really didn’t feel like doing yoga today, but I forced myself onto my mat and felt so much better afterward. Again, with the exercising.

Listen to music that makes you happy

Because who doesn’t love a good dance party?


Usually, when I’m stressed or feeling down, I clean. I don’t know why but there’s something about it that makes me feel so much better every time I do it!


For if you just need to escape your own life for a little while.

By the end of the day, I was feeling a lot better. (This also had something to do with the fact that my broken boiler got fixed and I had a really nice long shower.)

What are some things you like to do when you’re feeling down?



  1. 30 January 2020 / 10:42 pm

    These are all great ways to try and cure a bad day! I love exercising if the day was truly horrible, but if it was just along rough day, my favorite hot beverage is a great go-to. I’ll have to give your other suggestions a try as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 30 January 2020 / 10:36 pm

    I’ve personally tried the cleaning bit and it really is effective! Something about organizing your space helps clear your head a bit. Great post!

  3. 30 January 2020 / 8:56 pm

    Yoga and walks always help me on my bad days. This is great info to help!

  4. Amy Kaur
    30 January 2020 / 6:05 am

    I love this topic, always gives me a little bit of sense what I need to do and be prepared for. Thanks!

  5. Mudpiefridays
    30 January 2020 / 6:04 am

    Life becomes really tough and life can be extremely stressful at such time. love this topic! every single one of them is such an important guide.

  6. 30 January 2020 / 5:54 am

    Usually cleaning and walking are what i do when i need to think so when i am feeling bad i need an escape. I read, watch a movie, do something with other people, anything that will get me out of my own head and thinking of others instead.

  7. Fatima D Torres
    30 January 2020 / 4:42 am

    Yes! Music works wonders when you’re not feeling it.

  8. 29 January 2020 / 10:03 pm

    Some of my favorite music can always change my mood!!!!

  9. 29 January 2020 / 2:22 pm

    These are all great! I find being patient with myself is another big help.

  10. 28 January 2020 / 10:41 pm

    Taking a walk is always great for if you have a bad day. It helps me process things better and to think more clearly for sure.

  11. 28 January 2020 / 7:20 pm

    If I have a bad day, I try and plan some GOOD in it – a nice meal, maybe a nap, call a friend, etc.

  12. 28 January 2020 / 12:46 pm

    I like to go for a run. No matter how bad I feel, I always feel better after a run. Even if it’s just because it’s over, and I’m home again.

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