Every single person experiences a bad day at some point in their lives. Old, young, rich, poor, famous… Even that “friend” on social media who seems to have the most perfect life. Trust me, they all have bad days too.
Ever had one of those days where from the moment you wake up, everything goes wrong? I’m having one of those days today. I broke my toilet chain, I made my sandwich with mouldy bread and only realised half way through eating it, I missed my train, I sent an important email to the wrong person, I spilt a can of Diet Coke all over my desk and my phone is on 10% battery. Oh yeah, and it’s only lunch time!
Yes, I know that in the grand scheme of things my day isn’t that bad, I’m still smiling and I’ve experienced days that have been much worse on a more serious level, but seeing as today hasn’t been my best day, I thought it was a good day to try and be positive and share my thoughts with you on why it’s OK to have a bad day! (Sorry for saying day WAY too many times…)
1. It makes us human. We don’t have superpowers and we have to work hard to get to where we want to be. Sometimes the hard work we do can get on top of us and that is perfectly normal. Having a bad day just proves we are human and it’s a great excuse to have a day off and treat ourselves.
2. Appreciation. If every day was a good day, would it feel good? I suppose having a bad day puts life into perspective and shows that most days are actually alright and we are pretty lucky to be alive. Negative emotions make the positive emotions feel even better.
3. Support. Having a bad day can bring you closer to your loved ones and prove that you do have people there for you. After all, who doesn’t love grovelling to their boyfriend about their terrible day only to be rewarded with hugs, kisses and chocolates?!
4. Strength. Getting through the worst day of your life proves you can do anything. You have strength. Having a bad day doesn’t mean you are weak, so make sure you remind yourself how strong you are and never forget it.
5. The Future. It can only get better from here, right?! Do not dwell on the past or the present and look towards the future. Every bad day you are having now will be a distant memory in a few weeks/months time. Time heals. So look forward and think positively about the future.
Do you think it’s OK to have a bad day? Anyone else having a day like me?!