COUNSELLING BLOG

15,387 notes

How to Recover from a Bad Day

1. Go to bed early. Some days are just bad days – and there’s nothing you can do to change circumstances and turn the day around. Remind yourself that there are better days as well, and tomorrow is a new day and a chance to start again.

2. Do something you enjoy. You may not be able to control what happens to you, but you can takes steps to improve the way you feel. When you’re having a bad day you need to make that extra effort to treat yourself well, and try and bolster yourself up.

3. Make a list of things you need to do. Planning what you’ll do to try and make things a bit better can give you a strong sense of being in control again. It may not sound like fun, but it can change the way you feel - so you’re less at the mercy of events, or other people.

4. Talk to someone who cares about your feelings. It often makes a difference to unburden on a friend. At least you’ll feel supported, and less stressed and overwhelmed.

5. Distract yourself. Try doing something that will take your mind off things. Often doing something practical can bring a sense of calm.

6. Try extra hard to be nice to other people. It will help to take your mind off your problems, and yourself. Plus, we tend to get back what we give out to other people (such as kindness, understanding, concern and empathy).

Filed under counselling psychology therapy inspiration motivation relationships mental health self help self improvement happiness online counselling college

  1. ryotaro-lazzjima reblogged this from impactrueno
  2. george-g53 reblogged this from themindislimitless
  3. castlake reblogged this from m0nsun
  4. queersouthernglitter reblogged this from ranyakumo-moved
  5. becausedetermined reblogged this from html-wings
  6. pfmzkzrefs reblogged this from artiststoolbox
  7. quietrayn reblogged this from the-goddamazon
  8. bravesparklyqueerbabe reblogged this from glitterheartsparkle
  9. neslohan reblogged this from iamnotangel
  10. mangoesinabasket reblogged this from 3eep
  11. 3eep reblogged this from tetradimensional
  12. strakcitybitch reblogged this from ofanxietiesandlexapro
  13. flowersh0pau reblogged this from turtletommo
  14. belongsonthebarricade reblogged this from turtletommo
  15. turtletommo reblogged this from hazzlewis
  16. furiousrefs reblogged this from luckyladybutterfly
  17. marypenelope reblogged this from maxkirin
  18. notadancingnazi reblogged this from homoarigato
  19. ihatepeoplesoyeah reblogged this from insipre
  20. 10pointstojessie reblogged this from knittinandbitchin
  21. kaierfly reblogged this from artemiselani
  22. evphaedrielle reblogged this from nezumitoo
  23. nezumitoo reblogged this from artemiselani
  24. artemiselani reblogged this from knittinandbitchin
  25. brittany-nicole reblogged this from knittinandbitchin
  26. knittinandbitchin reblogged this from oblonskys
  27. naegisbutt reblogged this from danganpositivity
  28. elisewasalwayshere reblogged this from psych-facts