How to avoid turning a bad moment into a bad day

by - 8:13 PM


Was it a bad day or was it just a bad moment that ruined your whole day? 

We all have bad days and sometimes even bad months (February for me was definitely not a great one.) As I look back and think about it, I probably made it worse than it really was because I was dwelling about the bad moments that lead to these bad days. I think what many people do is exactly that, we hold on to these bad things that happen to us during the day and it puts us in a bad mood which eventually results in everything "going wrong." 

Think about a day that something not so great happened. I'll give my example; a car accident. I'm driving to my class, I get hit by a car who ran a red light and now a cluster of things happen. Not only am I missing class, but I now have to go to the hospital, my car was totaled and I need to spend the next month dealing with the insurances and having no car. The way I viewed the incident was as a whole instead of breaking it down and only dealing with the issues as they come up. I spent most of my time worrying about the accident, losing focus on important things like my job and my education. Now my example can be viewed as big or small depending on what each of the issues we deal with is. When you thought about your bad day, did you feel like you dragged it out?

My experience had me thinking about bad days, so I thought I would share some tips that have made such a big difference since that day.

Try and change your mood

Easier said than done I know but our mood about the day is what makes it good or bad. If you woke up every morning and said "I'm going to have a bad day" well then you probably will because you're carrying that mindset with you. Let's say you received a bad grade on a test that puts you in a bad mood. You could be upset about it all day or you could take a moment to be upset, figure out where you went wrong and tell yourself that you'll do better next time, then move on. 

You're going to forget about it 

Okay, so definitely not the big things; ie: car accident, but moments that put us in a bad mood such as a driver cutting you off on the road .. these moments pass and what we don't realize is we forget about them later that day. If you get agitated on the road, how often do you remember what happened, even by the next day? Funny how we get so worked up over things that don't matter in the long run.

Take a step back

Is this really something to ruin my whole day over? Can it be fixed right now? If not, let it go and do what you can when to can to make the situation better. If it can be fixed right away, try and fix it and move on.

Be grateful

This helps a lot when things aren't going well. Think about all the good things that are happening in your life, even if it is only one thing. We have to remind ourselves that for every bad thing there are always good things. I also think that things could be worse. 

Give yourself a break

This might include working out, watching a funny show or movie (this one helps me a lot), making your favorite meal, reading inspirational/motivational quotes. Do something that is going to lift up your spirits. You can read more about this in 5 noticeable signs you need a mental break


How do you handle a bad day? Leave a comment below :)




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23 Comments

  1. I really needed this today, thank you for writing this post. I will try to implement these because lately it seems like one wrong can throw my entire day down the gutter.

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  2. Love this! I think it's so important to not let a bad moment turn into a bad day- I try my best to take a step back and see the bigger picture!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  3. These tip as amazing. Working in the marketing and having to deal with people of many different moods all day I sometimes feel that this really is bringing down my mood. Next time this is happening I will defiantly try these tips out.

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  4. That tips like such a vibrant to make your day good even when you have a few bad moments.

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  5. omg yes to all of this esp when you wake up in a bad mood ha i gratitude journal which i shared shared a blog post about it and its REALLY helped me out a lot

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  6. This was really helpful to read. I think I more often drag out my bad days rather than redirecting my focus and enjoying the other aspects of life. I appreciate this reminder and your suggestions!

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  7. Wow, such a great post. I need to remember it all. On a bad day I try to put it in perspective and see if it's really the worst thing that could happen. It helps! Sorry you had such trouble. Kudos on trying to have a good mindset about it!

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  8. Great post, often times we say we are having a bad day because of one event, great way to switch our mindset and have a great remainder of the day.

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  9. This post was meant for me! Thanks a lot. I often let a bad moment ruin my day and i shouldn't. Great post.

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  10. These are so so so spot on. It’s so easy to let a moment ruin the day! Thank you for this reminder

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  11. On point post. I loved it! "Give yourself a break" this is a hard thing to do for me always!

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  12. Love this! A bad moment is definitely not worth ruining an entire day! Sometimes if something goes wrong, I tend to over-analyze & let it dwell for a little longer than necessary but that's definitely something I'm working on! Deep breaths always help too!!

    -Madi xo | http://www.everdaywithmadirae.com

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  13. Yes! It's so easy to let bad moments ruin are day! These are great tips.

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  14. Sometimes it's good to take to step back once in a while. A bad moment doesn't mean it's going to be a bad day overall.

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  15. this is some honest and solid advice. I think the happiness a person experiences in life and success is dependent on their ability to turn a negative moment into a positive one that works for them. Adaptability is so important.

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  16. loved reading this! and I agree with you - thanks for sharing!

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  17. Taking a step back is always a great way to avoid having a bad day.

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  18. Being grateful helps a lot, since you turn your minds off that awful thing that happened as well!

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  19. This is something I need to remember every single day! Definitely needed this today!!! We should live happy and positive each day and don't let bad moments affect you.

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  20. If there is a bad moment in my day, I step back literally and take a break somewhere to cool down and clear those negative thoughts. I might meditation for a quick minute and think positive thoughts.

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  21. This! I am so bad at letting one bad moment ruin the rest of my day! I really need to step back and look at the big picture of my day. Great post!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  22. Awesome blog! You have shared a nice post. Thank you!

    Nahid | https://bestclicknow.com

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