Bad days are, unfortunately, a part of life. But while you may not be able to avoid them entirely, there are things you can do to make them more manageable.
Here are three tips to get through tough days!
When you’re feeling down, exercising may not be on the top of your to-do list. But the days when you least want to work out are the days when a little physical activity will benefit you the most!
Physical activity will help you in a few ways. First, according to this study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, a single session of moderate-intensity physical activity is enough to lift your mood and promote feelings of overall wellbeing. Second, it will help you take your mind off of whatever’s bothering you for a little while. And finally, it will make you feel productive because you’re doing something beneficial for your health. So when you’re having a bad day, lace up those tennis shoes and get moving!
- Talk it out.
Leaning on your support system and talking through your problems is a great way to deal with a tough day. You’ll feel better when you share what you’re going through, and your loved ones may be able to give you some advice or offer a new perspective on your problems. Even if whatever is bothering you isn’t a quick fix, just knowing that they’re in your corner will be incredibly beneficial.
Of course, your support system may not be available at all times. If you’re not in a position to speak with someone about what you’re going through, try writing it down. It can be just as cathartic, and putting things down on paper may help you find a new perspective on the situation.
- Let yourself feel.
Suppressing negative emotions may seem like the easiest way to get through tough days, but doing so will take a toll on your emotional health. Instead of refusing to acknowledge any unpleasant feelings—or worse, blaming yourself for experiencing them—remember that it’s okay to struggle sometimes. Emotions don’t make you weak; they make you human. Just do your best to identify why you’re feeling that way, do what you can to rectify the situation, and remember that there’s no shame in having a bad day!
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