Blah days, rough days, frustrating days, crappy days, whatever you want to call them, we all have those days. Heck, I’m having one right now as write this blog post. But I’m going to break out of it soon. I’m about to do #1 and #2 on the following list. Both help me reset crappy days.
Write About It
The writing doesn’t need to be on a public forum. Depending upon what’s eating you, writing about it on a public forum will make things worse. But the act of writing about it forces some thought and analysis of what’s going wrong and what can be done to change course.
A good, strenuous workout can make you forget about whatever was bugging you at least for a little while. When I’m running or biking and my heart rate is at 90% of max, it is darn near impossible to think about anything other than pushing through the workout.
Step Away From Social Media
Having a bad day? Scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter probably isn’t going to make it better. In fact, it’s more likely to make it worse. And for me it becomes a time-suck that then makes me feel bad about not doing something more productive like exercising or playing outside.
Up the H2O Intake
Dehydration can contribute to feelings of lethargy, lack of clarity, and decrease in mental acuity. Just drinking more water and less coffee or soda pop can get things back on track.
Just Go Outside!
I’m lucky in that my daughters are young enough that almost everything they find outside is amazing to them. Yesterday, my two year old was enthralled with the discovery of a woolly bear. The point is, there are cool and interesting things happening all around us if we take a look. A simple walk around the neighborhood (without looking at the phone) can help clear the mind and reset the day.