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Making Your Bad Day Better

Happy at Work

We all have bad days. Whether the traffic made you late for work, or you stubbed your toe getting out of bed — sometimes the smallest thing can trigger a rollercoaster of negativity that puts a strain on your day. But what can you do to turn it around?

Staying positive

Harvard Business Review found keeping a positive mindset means:

  • You’re 31% more productive
  • You’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion
  • You have 23% fewer health-related effects from stress
  • Your creativity rates triple

How to turn the negative into a positive

  1. Manage the situation
  1. Change your outlook
  1. Fix your mood
  1. Focus on your body

Learn how to take control of your life with these key tips. You’ll master your positive energy and say goodbye to those ‘bad days’ in no time.


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How To Turn A Bad Day Around

We all have bad days. Whether the traffic made you late for work, or you stubbed your toe getting out of bed — sometimes the smallest thing can trigger a rollercoaster of negativity that puts a strain on your day. But what can you do to turn it around?

Staying positive

Harvard Business Review found keeping a positive mindset means:

  • You’re 31% more productive
  • You’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion
  • You have 23% fewer health-related effects from stress
  • Your creativity rates triple

How to turn the negative into a positive

“Happiness is a choice” – Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage

  1. Manage the situation

Get to the root of what’s driving your bad day and do something about it.

  • Pinpoint the problem. Logically examine what went wrong to make you feel this way.
  • Re-evaluate the situation. Understand how the situation happened, and how serious it is on a scale of 1 – 10.
  • When something goes wrong, it can cause a domino effect the rest of your day. Rethink your day and consider what’s achievable.
  1. Change your outlook

If you put your focus towards positivity, your negative thoughts are pushed aside.

  • Think about what you’re grateful for. Put pen to paper and make a list — your bad day will soon seem like a minor issue amongst the good things in your life.
  • Learn from your mistakes. Think about what usually influences your days to take a bad turn and take steps to avoid them.
  • Take a clarity break. Walk away from the situation to clear your mind. Go to a coffee shop for an hour for a change of scenery.
  1. Fix your mood

Take a moment to do the things that make you happy.

  • Find something that makes you laugh. Watch some funny YouTube videos or search Google for jokes.
  • Change your routine. Doing the same thing every day can get us down. Mix things up by taking a different route to work or having something you’ve never tried for lunch.
  • Talk it through with a friend. It’s always better to get your problems out in the open. Share your worries with a friend so you’re not keeping the stress locked away.
  1. Focus on your body

Keeping your body in shape will keep your mind in good spirit.

  • Do some light exercise. Exercise stimulates endorphins, the ‘feel good’ hormone. This will help give you a natural boost of happiness.
  • Breathe deeply. When feeling stressed, take 10 deep breaths to calm yourself down.
  • Take a shower. Feeling fresh helps cleanse your body and mind. This gives us a more go-getting attitude to tackle the day.

Learn how to take control of your life with these key tips. You’ll master your positive energy and say goodbye to those ‘bad days’ in no time.


Sources

Sirena Bernal. 10 ways to turn a bad day around in 10 minutes or less. Tinybudha.com

Seth Simonds. 7 quick ways to turn a bad day around. Lifehack.org

Gwen Moran. 2015.  6 simple ways to turn a bad day around. Fastcompany.com

Amy Gallo. 2015. How to turn a bad day around. Hbr.org



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  • We all have bad days. Whether the traffic made you late for work, or you stubbed your toe getting out of bed — sometimes the smallest thing can trigger a rollercoaster of negativity that puts a strain on your day, but what can you do to turn it around?
  • Keep a positive mindset and:
    You’re 31% more productive
    You’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion
    You have 23% fewer health-related effects from stress
    Your creativity rates triple
  • Turn a negative into a positive:
    Manage the situation
    Change your outlook
    Fix your mood
    Focus on your body