Bad days happen to everyone. There are no exceptions to this: you, your neighbour, your cousin may not suffer from a depressive illness, but they are likely to have suffered from a bad day. A bad day doesn’t mean the end of the world. A bad day can be difficult to control, especially if we get caught up in the moment of deep thought(s). What can you do to make a bad day a bad few hours: what can you do to shorten this normal, yet unwanted experience?
- listen to your favourite song
- music is a very powerful tool to help us through difficult times. Music can also allow us to really enjoy a good moment — see just how powerful music is? Remember the music: hear it everywhere post, or, music, music, music post?
- store your favourite text messages for easy retrieval
- Do you ever get a text that makes you smile? Keep it, store it. You can do this by taking a screen shot of a text. Reading that same text can allow you to experience those good feelings, even if you don’t think you can enjoy them.
- Look at pictures of you with your family, or friends (or/and your pet animal)
- Actually look at the people in your life. You know all of them, I bet you can think of a really memorable moment with each and every one!
- Get in touch, stay connected
- Text, ring or speak to your friend(s) about normal things. Do not sit by yourself all day, get up and go — get in touch with people.
Bad days happen, they’re a part of life
Just remember that your bad day will not last forever. Your good feelings (such as the great feeling you got from a text message, for example) will be back soon. A bad day does not last forever!
What do you do? What else can you suggest?