What can I do to get over a bad moment / time?
We all know that there are ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ to life and some of these downs are difficult to overcome for various reasons. But what can you do to shorten most, not all, of these bad / negative moments?
- Think about the last time you had a great feeling
- Remember that time you felt great (could be when you passed your driving test, went out for a meal with your family, or whenever you got your pet animal…) well a bad moment means that you must try to challenge yourself to think about the good times rather than reinforcing the bad, negative, times.
- Create a physical list
- Having a physical page in front of you helps you think and reinforce the happier times. Sometimes it is easy to get caught in a rut and ponder on sad moments but a physical list could help you think about happier times. Favourite questions can be effective for creating your own list.
- What is your favourite joke? What is your favourite song? What is your favourite quote? Do you have a verbal saying?
Sad times allow you to really enjoy happy times
It is also important to note that having a bad day, or a negative experience, allows you to really appreciate things when they are going well. Bad moments happen to everyone but not everyone can pull themselves out of them as quick as other people can. The purpose of this post is to try build up some techniques to make a negative experience as short as possible.