Bad Day? Try This!
Sep 8th, 2010
SIX TIPS FOR DEALING WITH A BAD DAY:
#1.) RESIST THE URGE TO "TREAT YOURSELF." When you're having a bad day, it's easy to justify buying a candy bar or sneaking a cigarette. But after you do it, you'll just feel guilty, which could make your day even worse.
#2.) DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. Just don't put too much pressure on yourself. If you try to do too much, it'll just stress you out.
#3.) EXERCISE. Try to find an activity that requires concentration, like a group sport. If you just go for a 30-minute walk by yourself, you'll spend the time dwelling on all the stuff that's stressing you out.
#4.) WRITE IT DOWN. If something specific is bothering you, just putting it down on paper can reduce stress. In other words, diaries aren't just for teenage girls obsessed with the JONAS BROTHERS.
#5.) GO TO BED EARLY. Lack of sleep causes more bad days than pretty much anything else. So a few extra hours of rest won't hurt. Sometimes you just need to hit the reset button and start fresh.
#6.) KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. Remind yourself that you're having a BAD day . . . not a CATASTROPHIC day. And most of the stuff you're stressed out about won't even be an issue next week. Yahoo.com