Bad days are ruthless predators. They sit there. Waiting for an undeserving happy-go-lucky person to waltz on by. Then, they attack. They pounce on their prey and tear them to shreds with absolutely no warning.
Or, at least that’s my way of picturing it.
But seriously, one minute you can be in the best mood of your life, then the next you’re in this swirling vortex of sadness, and there’s no way out. Let me just paint a picture for you. First, you fall down walking to class/into work/anywhere. Then, you spill coffee all over yourself, forget to do an assignment that was supposed to be done, make an idiot of yourself in front of everyone, and before you know it you’re having an emotional breakdown over losing a pen cap. You’re just having a bad day.
When people get days like this, it’s pretty difficult for them to turn it around. It just seems that bad things keep happening to you, (maybe it’s karma?) and you have no control over it. So, people tend to wallow in self-pity, go to sleep, and hope that tomorrow will be a better day. That is 100% the worst thing you can do. Because guess what? You just wasted a whole day, 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds of your life that you will never ever get back. How does that make you feel?
Hopefully bad, otherwise just don’t even bother reading the rest of this post because it does not pertain to you whatsoever. You’re only on this world for a set amount of time, and you never know when your timer is going to go off, so why waste any of it? You need to look on the bright side of a dark and dreary bad day, and if you’re one of those pessimistic people that doesn’t know how to do that, then you came to the right place my friend. (Yes, we have reached the friendship level)
The only way to get through this terrible, no good, very bad day (did you catch that? if you did you get 10 points) is to admire the little things in your life.
- You’re alive
- You’re loved
- You’re healthy
- You’re supported by people that care about you
- You have friends that care about you
- You (maybe) have a dog that loves you no matter what
- If you don’t have a dog, you have a pet rock, and the same concept applies
- The list goes on…
- And on….
- And on
This is the only successful way that I have ever gotten through a bad day, so it will work for you. I almost pinky promise.