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We all have our bad days, and it’s how we cope with them that helps us get through to another day. Mental health and our emotional well-being is something that doesn’t get talked about enough, but here are some tips for dealing with a bad day.
Speak To Someone You Trust
When you’re in a dark space, or you feel vulnerable, finding someone to talk to can seem difficult. The important thing is that you find someone that you can trust to talk openly about how you feel. Whether it’s someone bullying you at work, a difficult situation at home, or just generally being down, get help. That someone you trust might not be possible, and so as an alternative, you do have places like The Ross Center that exist to help. It can be difficult to deal with the emotions and thoughts you are feeling, but it is important to not suffer in silence.
Do Something Nice For Yourself
It’s nice to do something for yourself every so often, it lifts your spirits, makes you feel comfortable and can help dig you out of that mindset that you’re in. And the best time to do this is when you’re on your own and have an evening or weekend to spend on yourself. Set some time aside to make time for yourself. Your own health and self-care are important, and we can forget to do this for ourselves often. Whether it’s running yourself a hot bath or reading a book in bed for a couple of hours, do what makes you happy. It can do a world of good to make time for yourself and to put yourself first for a change.
My mom always says, “If you don’t take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others.“
Take A Day Off
Whether you love working constantly or not, everyone needs time off from their job or being a full time mom. A career isn’t just what life is all about, and it’s good to give yourself some time to not work. A day of rest once a week is important to reboot your mind and body. Take a day off or two and do something different for a change. Catch up with friends, go visit family or take a short trip somewhere in the world. It can really help to distract your mind and to give yourself some time to reflect and to work on making yourself happier.
Remember This Is Temporary
Even though what we feel is only temporary, it can feel like we’re never going to get out of that feeling we’re in at the time. Use trial and sometimes error to find things that work to get you out of that feeling and what doesn’t work. For some, exercise can help, but for others, that won’t. Personally, I like to take time writing, painting/drawing, or watching fluffy baby animal videos(they are always so sweet and cute; this also helps me with my insomnia). It’s important to always remember that these moments can tend to be temporary, and if they’re not, then seek professional help from those who can identify what it is that’s causing this to happen.
Having to deal with a bad day is something everyone can identify with. We all have it. You are not alone! Learn to understand what makes us feel better is a good way to get through them.
If you are feeling down or depressed for more days than not, please seek medical attention. If you are feeling like you cannot go on, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here>>> https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Or visit the suicide prevention lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/