We all get them and we all deal with them differently. Here's our top 5 ways to deal with a bad day.
1. Take time out
If you're feeling stressed about a situation then, if possible, remove yourself from it. Take a walk, read a book, workout (see point 2!) or just take some time alone to think things through or distract yourself.
Working out releases endorphins - a natural mood booster. Boxing and HIIT classes are a great way to unleash any pent up aggression and yoga can provide us with some calming mindfulness to let our bad vides drift away! If it's a choice between a glass of wine or a workout to unwind after a bad day then go for the workout. Our bodies were built to be active, so give it what it needs!
3. Move on
Woken up on the wrong side of bed and don't know why? It happens to us all but try not to get dragged down by negativity. Allow yourself a specific time frame to wallow in your grumpiness and then snap out of it and move on. Talking about move...we know we keep going on about it but exercise really is one of the best ways to turn that frown upside down! So go for a quick morning run or even just a walk - it will do wonders.
Anger and irritation can often be associated with hunger (more serotonin is made in your gut than in your brain!) Foods full of anti-inflammatory nutrients like avocados, spinach, salmon, eggs and dark chocolate can help boost your mood. Make sure you avoid sugar - the initial hit will make you feel great but the dip in your energy levels that follows could make your day feel even worse.
5. Get some perspective
It's a bad day, not a bad life. Most problems aren't half as big as we make them out to be in our mind.
Whether it's a good comedy or a good friend that make you smile...go out of your way to spend time doing things that make you laugh - it really is the best medicine!