Have you ever had a bad day? Of course. Has it ever been the kind of day that you wish would just end? I’m sure we’ve all had those. I know I have. Nobody plans on days where everything goes wrong, but they happen anyway. What I’ve often found is that when a day starts bad, it’s easy to start seeing the bad in everything, where soon it’s impossible to have a good day. So, how do you get out of that mindset? How do you turn an otherwise awful day around?
My Idea To Make A Bad Day Better
I’m not sure if this will work for many, but I know that it often works for me when I’m down on everything.
It’s pretty simple. I look at the calendar. I look at what day it is. I think about how many years I see myself living. Say it’s 85 years. I then think that I’m only going to get 85 of this particular day on the calendar, and as I’ve already had 42 of them pass, I have only 43 or so left.
It then hits me that I don’t want to waste a single one of them.
So, try it. Next time you’re having a down day, look at the calendar and do some quick math. Whether you think you have 24 April 10th’s left or 70 June 15th’s in you, realize that each one is important. Think about how you have to go through 365 more days before you can try this day on the calendar again.
Here’s the thing. Not all days can be good ones. It’s impossible to think otherwise. But, don’t wish away any day just because things are bad. You only get so many.
So, that’s my idea. I hope it works. If not, then go find a puppy to play with. That always works, too!
Readers, what do you think of my idea to turn a bad day around? Or even a slightly better day? Do you have any tricks to get out of a funk so that you salvage a day? Drop a comment below and let me know. Thanks so much for reading!