Bad moments

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.

This post is directly related to What can I do whenever I have a bad day? and life goes on despite your problems.


Why are mistakes a good thing?

Have you ever done something wrong and wondered why is a mistake a good thing, or a bad thing?

Mistakes allow us to learn

By making a mistake you are allowing your brain to expand: a mistake allows us to learn how to do something right because if we know how to do something wrong we know how to do it right. This is generally the opposite of what we did wrongly.

We remember mistakes

Remember the time you put on a laundry wash and the colours mixed?
Did you learn how to separate colours? Did you learn how to use a new cycle on your washing machine?
Remember the time when you burnt your hand on really warm water?
Do you now wait until the water has flown for a few minutes? Did you learn that it takes time to adjust, literally?

In short, mistakes are a good thing because we can learn from them. Mistakes happen to everyone. No one on this earth does not make mistakes: mistakes happen to every single human being on this wonderful planet.

Mistakes allow us to feel rubbish because we think we have failed, remember the failure post? Mistakes also allow us to learn, appreciate when things go right. Mistakes, for this reason, are a good thing.

Dear Bad Day

It just takes one day to bring you down, why?

Not you, it’s me

Bad Day, I read the above headline and could not stop thinking that having a bad day is a part of life, living things, and, for most of us, a bad day lets us know what we really have! But why can I not see it like this whenever I meet you, Bad Day?

It is both of us

Bad Day, you do not seem to let me think about exercise whenever you are about. Whenever I meet you, I often forget that a long walk, and maybe a little jog along the way is a good thing to make my bad day a GOOD day. You push the clouds away, far, far away.

I also get extremely annoyed, and I often ponder about the silly things in life whenever you are around, Bad Day. Why can I not remember all my happy songs on my iPod whenever you are around? Why can I not forget that we even met, Bad Day? Wait…I just did writing those two questions. Why?

A typical day

Everyone experiencing life will have a bad day, that includes me, you, the person who is reading this, their best friend, their bloggers…. The list really is endless. But the real reason I forgot about you Bad Day, is because I can, at the moment, think of positive things to do, think etc whenever you are in my life.

Knowing is half the battle

Merely by knowing that you may be there, Bad Day is a little reassuring because I can build myself up quicker, after a bad day, a bad time and a bad anything. I do hope I don’t meet you soon, but if I do, I have a few things up my sleeve:

  • walking
  • talking
  • acknowledging
  • music
  • think of the good times more

So before I press the publish button on this, I hope that my reader(s) will appreciate that they too can get rid of you for a little more.

Yours sincerely,


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