I’m having a bad day today. It happens to the best of us. You wake up with a sore neck, spill coffee on your dress pants when you’re running late, or hear disappointing news and then it all seems to be downhill from there.
I tend to bully myself when I feel like I’m having a bad day. I repeat things like, “You’re being ridiculous, there is no reason to be this angry/anxious/sad.” But that isn’t actually helpful. And sometimes neither are my attempts to cheer myself up by doing things I typically enjoy, such as reading a good book or watching a favorite movie.
Today I’m cutting myself some slack. I feel like crud and I don’t need a reason. When I get home from work I’ll take a nap and then do one productive thing so I don’t feel like my bad mood stole a day of my life. But that’s it. No pressure to get over it, feel better [right now], or diagnose the problem.
And seriously, no big plans to change my life so I don’t feel this way anymore [which I do all the time]. After all, this is just one bad day after a series of great ones.
What do you do when you have a bad day?