Has it ever happened to you that you feel like your day seems to be in a chaos—your day seemed to be a roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs, it’s as if nothing ever goes right—well, we all have those bad days. It can be as simple as forgetting where you put your car keys, getting left by your school bus, stepping on a poop on your way to school and/or work, getting caught up in a traffic jam, being late for an important appointment–well, the list is endless, but whatever reason there is, your mood is ruined and you feel like everything else follows, and so you have a bad day. They say, you have to start your day right to attract good vibes all throughout the day, but what if it’s not?
Let me share to you this 8 surefire tips that can help you shoo away bad vibes and brighten up your day:
- Have post-it notes filled with your favorite cheer-up quotes. Looking at these post-it notes gives you an instant boost of good vibes. 🙂
Think happy thoughts. Appreciate more. Sometimes, it’s not the grand things that matters more, because sometimes, it’s the little things that come your way that actually does. When you appreciate the little things that come your way, you become aware how lucky you are to be on the receiving end of such things.
- Mark special dates on your calendar. Take note of any upcoming events that you are actually looking forward to—it might be a holiday, a Friday night out with your co-workers, a weekend getaway with your loved ones, or anything that you’ve been excited about. Just by looking at your calendar and seeing these dates, you feel excited about it, and the anticipation that you are feeling is as good as the special day itself.
- Sleep your worries away! Sleep provides our body with time to replenish our lost energy. Usually, you need 6-8 hours of sleep, but due to some unavoidable circumstances, you sometimes tend to forget the importance of it and so you become sleep deprived. Your reason that you can catch up on your sleep later is never a good one: being tired and sleepless on weekdays is not fixable by sleeping for longer hours during the weekend. Lack of sleep affects the way that you function for the next day. It often causes bad mood, lack of concentration and makes you more prone to diseases.
- Stop too much worrying. Worrying is normal, but too much of it isn’t. Too much worrying is not healthy because because it only increases your anxiety levels. Thinking about what worries you over and over takes off your concentration which can lead you to poor judgment and frustration. If possible, take your mind off the things that worry you—sometimes, a quick break is all you need to figure things out and who knows, you might think of a better solution for your worries during your break.
- Put photos in a place where you most often look at, say the fridge, or your study table. Or it can be anywhere you want them to be, just as long that you look at it often. Looking at those photos not only brings memories, but also happy thoughts. That giddy feeling you have when you look at those photos and remember the exact feeling you were feeling while taking the photo is enough to up and brighten up your mood.
- Activate your optimistic side more. Of course, not everything we want to happen happens, not everything we want comes our way, but it depends on our attitude and perspective whether we let it ruin our day or we let it become our motivation to strive harder and do better next time. Remember this simple quote, “Everyday may not be good, but there will always be something good in every day.” 🙂