15 Things to Do When You're Having a Bad Day

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You wake up. Your head hurts, and you cannot believe that it is time to get out of bed. A few more minutes in bed it is then. If you don't have breakfast, you get a whole extra 10-15 minutes in bed. But then eventually you do get out of bed, and now you are running late and cannot find anything to wear. You get out of the house (hungry) park up, and you've managed to scrape your car door on a pillar in the car park. Great. Then you spill your coffee and the day goes on like so.

You didn't have a good day.

But the most important things to do now, at the end of the day is to not carry it on to the next day. Let's get you out of that bad day- bad mood mindset. Here are 15 tips to help you get your head back in the game...

  1. Get outside. Fresh air can do wonders.

  2. Call a friend. Talking to someone always helps.

  3. Focus on your breath. We love the 2-minute Calm meditation.

  4. Treat yo' self. A nice coffee, a new book, a blow dry. Be kind to yourself.

  5. Escapism. Watch a movie, indulge in Netflix. Immerse yourself in someone else's life for a change.

  6. Add water. Does anyone ever feel so much calmer when water is involved? The sound of waves, a water feature, a shower, a nice cold glass. I don't know what it is, but water can really calm down a situation.

  7. On that note, take a bath or shower and wash away your worries.

  8. Get inspired again. Read, listen to a podcast, go and take a look at your favourite Youtubers or Instagram accounts.

  9. Create a gratitude list. Remembering all that you are thankful for, is bound to put you in a better mood.

  10. Listen to a motivational speaker. Or a song. Nothing like getting hyped up for the next day.

  11. Be present. In everything you do. Mindfully eat, walk and breathe. It is a sure way to calm you down.

  12. Journal. Journalling allows you to be there for yourself. Vent and let it all out.

  13. Exercise. Whether that's a gentle yoga class or some intense cardio, get moving.

  14. Hydrated. Dehydration doesn't let you think straight.

  15. Create a go-to ritual. When I have a bad day (or a bad 5 minutes that I have milked all day), I like to take a moment to make a cup of tea. Blending tea leaves to create a signature blend, steeping them in my favourite teapot, drinking it out of my favourite glass teacup, this process allows me to get back into the present moment.

Remember that a bad day is precisely that. A bad DAY, you get a brand new start, with 24 more hours tomorrow. Shift your mindset, plan ahead and start afresh.


About the author

Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover,  foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.