Do you ever have days where you’re just feeling down and you don’t think you can recover your day, so you strongly consider just going to sleep and starting over again the next day? Yeah, me too. Whether or not you deal with depression like I do, I think you can probably relate to those “feeling low” sorta days. You wake up in a not-so-great mood and all those little things are going wrong. Or maybe one not-so-little thing goes wrong.. I think it’s safe to say that those days just plain suck. We tend to write them off and say, “Forget it. I’ll try again tomorrow.”
I used to just give up on having a good day at the first sign of trouble. In all honesty, I wasted a lot of days going to sleep in the middle of the afternoon. I didn’t want to have to deal with people or worry about this and that, or over think this or spend any more time than I had to being grumpy. Although I still have days like that, they don’t happen very often anymore.
I’m pretty sure that we would all rather have a day full of smiles and laughter and feel-good moments, than one full of negativity and sadness.. am I right? So stop throwing those bad days away! Try turning them into some of those better days! But it’s not that easy, Amanda.. Yeah, I know that. My suggestion is not to look for something amazing to happen that’s going to turn your whole day around. Cherish the little things. Do those small things that make you happy. Think about those silly things that make you laugh to yourself.
For me, having a good day always involves comfy clothes, like sweatpants and a favourite hoodie. Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, turn on your favourite tunes (maybe that’s Beethoven or “Gangsta Rap” haha or something in between). Whatever your jam is, blast it! Dance to it. Sing along to it. Smile. Smiling always makes you feel at least a little better instantly! Read a book, go for a walk, clean your room.. Oh, I guess not all people would go for cleaning if they’re aiming for happiness; maybe it’s just me ;P Text or call a friend. Leave a friendly comment on someone’s Instagram photo. Complimenting someone might change another person’s day from bad to great, meanwhile making you feel pretty great about yourself too. Bonus! Spread those good vibes!
Sometimes changing your mood is as simple as thinking about the cute guy that’s in your math class, or that inside joke with your best friend that always makes you laugh hysterically. Even just thinking of the things that makes you happy, laugh or feel good about yourself can really change your day for the better.
Make the decision to have a good day! Don’t go down without a fight! Don’t expect everything to be perfect, but focus on the little things that brighten your day! My “little things” may be totally different from yours. That’s totally fine! But I encourage you to find what those feel-good things are for you. And the next time you’re having a not-so-great day, have the audacity to turn it around!