Now we have all had bad days before.
No matter what kind of background we come from, we have all been there. That’s just life and we all know hard it can be to get out of that funky mood we have been in since the day started to go wrong.
So I have compiled a list of a few things you can do after you have had a bad day to help you relax and prepare to have a better day when you wake up the next morning.
1. Get Some Fresh Air!
There is something about fresh air that just has the power to instantly clear your mind. So at the end of the day, find a quiet place, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to clear your mind. If you can, take a seat and take in the scenery around you and enjoy the beauty of nature. Let the refreshing night breeze kiss your face and allow your muscles to relax.
After 10 – 15 minutes of relaxing you should feel much better and will be able to actually get a good nights sleep for a good start to your next morning.
2. Read A Book!
This is one of my personal favorite things to do after a bad day. Books have the amazing ability to take you out of your reality and bringing you on an adventure that you normally wouldn’t embark on yourself. So find a good book from your favorite author or genre and let the book take you on a journey. It will take your mind off of the day that you have had and doesn’t allow your mind to wonder too much.
After reading a couple of chapters you will have forgotten all about your day (for the most part anyway) and you will be able to go on about your night and get some well deserved sleep.
3. Pamper Yourself!
Showers are amazing aren’t they! A good bath with some bubbles or a bath bomb are just as good too! So take an hour to yourself to give your body a little love and attention. Pull out a candle, light it and enjoy a bath with a wonderful smelling bath bomb from lush. Allow your muscles relax in the warm water and you let the aroma from the bath bomb to invade your senses and slow your thoughts.
For the shower people out there (like me!) let the warm water cascade down your body and relax your tense muscles. Allow your mind to wonder if you can’t seem to slow it down and as you are washing your body the sensations will eventually override those non-stop thoughts and you will feel much more at peace by the time you are done.
When you’re done, don’t forget to moisturize your body! Get out your favorite lotion and give your body a good rub down and massage out some of the tension in your muscles.
You can even take an extra 15 minutes to exfoliate your face, and even do a face mask.
Whatever makes you and your body feel better do it. If there is something that you don’t normally get to do on the regular, do it! Take that extra “me” time to make you feel your best. The point is to get both your mind and body to relax so you can get some good rest for the night so you can have a better day the next morning.
4. Watch Your Favorite Shows
If you are anything like me, then you know that at times we can get so busy that we end up missing some of our favorite shows. Normally, I will miss a couple of weeks worth of shows, so when I am having a bad day, I’ll stay up for an hour extra after my kids have gone to sleep and I will watch my shows and eat some snacks.
So give it a try and hopefully you’ll be so into the show that you will be distracted from your bad day and maybe even fall to sleep in the middle of it (a way better way to go to sleep than struggling to force yourself to sleep when your mind won’t stop running a mile a minute).
5. Listen To Music.
Music is a universal language and has the power to speak to people in so many different ways. So put on your favorite tunes that give you good vibes and energy and let the music take over your mind, body and soul.
Do not listen to music that will make you feel worse than you already do. I know I had a bad habit of doing that when I was sad. So if you are feeling sad listen to music that makes you happy or reminds you of happy memories.
For example the song Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston never fails to instantly put a smile on my face when I hear it, because it reminds me of going to the lake with my best friend and sister when I was ten years old and jamming out in the car. It reminds me of my happiest days and how much more simple life was back then.
So find those songs that make you happy and let them take you on a journey down memory lane.
I hope these tips were helpful and that the next time you have a bad day that you try some of these and you feel more in control and at peace.
Are there certain things you do after you have a bad day? Share them with me down in the comments below and don’t hesitate to let me know what you think about this post.