5 Powerful Ways To Make Your Bad Day Better

Minor things can trigger bad days. We all have bad days, and some are much worse than others. Happiness isn’t always an easy thing to find or cultivate. I know. I’ve been on both sides. If a bad day’s got you down, try one of these 5 ways to turn it around in 10 minutes or less:

  • Listen to a favorite song and sing along.

Studies have shown that listening to music you like can alter your mood and even alleviate depression.

In your phone, make a “Feel Better” playlist that includes songs that work for you. Try to choose positive, uplifting songs that you can sing along to.

  • Address the problem

    Not everyone has an unbiased, trust worthy person to talk to in their life, so sit down and write about your feelings and get it out. If you keep all those emotions bottled inside, it can carry a heavy toll. You need to let it out, whether you’re speaking to someone or writing down your feelings with no hesitation. Letting it out will help you immensely.

  •  Get some fresh air. 

    If you can take a walk or just sit in the sun, do it. A breath of fresh air can help lift your mood. Sometimes when we are upset, we hold our breath longer than we should, so remember to breathe in and out. Relaxing and centering yourself can only help the situation.

  • Call a friend who might need a little cheering up. 

    Thinking about someone else helps to take your thoughts away from your own troubles, and helping a friend will make you feel better about yourself.

  • Distract Yourself

    We’re human beings and we have so many things that goes on every single day that we let consume us, but that is not the goal. The goal is to be happy, to be peaceful, and to be okay and content with who you are and where you stand. Everyone has bad days and you are not alone. It can get better and you don’t realize how much power that you have; it’s all within yourself. Don’t let little problems bother you, because there are so many bigger and better things to be happy about. Work on yourself and make your goals come to life.

    These are just a few ways to try to keep perspective and go easy on yourself. If you feel like you are really struggling, it may be wise to find someone to talk with about your life.