Anyone can have a bad day. Sometimes even the smallest of things can trigger frustration and lead to a bad day. Something like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, or getting stuck in traffic on your way to home.
But, the great news is that you can turn it around by adopting some simple habits. After all, don’t let just one bad thing make your entire day bad. Here is a look at some of tips that can help you turn things around when you (you think) are having a bad day.
A great way to turn this situation around is to finish the toughest tasks first thing in the morning. As they say “if it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And, if it’s your job to eat two frogs it’s best to eat the biggest one first”.
Talk to your best friend, your girl/boy friend, your partner. Or, anyone who can just listen to what you have to say. Sometimes that’s all we need to get rid of the stress. Just venting out the grief, the tough situations that we are facing, the ups and downs at work!
So when you are not having things turn up at work the way you want them to, take it as a sign that you need to take a small break. Watch some funny videos, meditate, spend time with your friends/family. Think over what you want in life and do whatever that makes you feel relaxed. This will rejuvenate your brain and you can return work full of vigour and turn things around!
Studies have shown that thinking about good things in life can make things better. Especially when you are going through a bad phase. Thinking about those good things stimulates the brain to produce more happiness hormones. This in turn have a positive effect on you and help you come out of negative thinking.
“Having a tough day? Prioritize your tasks , and see how things start to change!”
From Einstein to Tesla, they all have had their fair share of bad days. But they learned from those bad days; the mistakes they made and then went on to make a successful career. So don’t let a bad day go wasted. Learn from it - so that when you face a similar situation on another day you can cope up with it in a better manner.
Read a joke, watch some funny video, chat with some old friends and laugh out loud. You will see the things starting to turn around within no time. Remember, laughter can cut you off from all the bad things. This is something all adults can learn from toddlers!
Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017 and 2018. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click. Connect with Vartika on LinkedIn, Medium and Twitter.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.