How to cure a bad day

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How to cure a bad day

Artwork by Melina Illinger

Artwork by Melina Illinger

Artwork by Melina Illinger

Artwork by Melina Illinger

Emily Schackart, Online Chief, Lifestyle Editor

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2017 is bound to have some bad days. It’s inevitable.

What makes a bad day “bad?” It could be plans that fell through at the last minute, a bad hair day, or a fight with your bestfriend. Sometimes, it doesn’t take much for us to have a bad day, and often times it can feel like a downward spiral of one bad thing after another. So what can you do?

  1. Freshen up

It seems simple, but seriously, take a shower. Often times a bad day can be a direct result of just feeling gross about yourself. So enjoy a warm shower, put on some deodorant, and spray your favorite perfume or cologne.

  1. Verbalize it

Talk to a friend, family member, or even a teacher about the day you’ve been having. Venting can help you rationalize your thoughts and put things into perspective. Your confidant can offer insight, and you’ll more than likely leave the conversation feeling like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.

  1. Make time for something you love

After a long day of school, practice, work, and homework, it can be hard to schedule some fun into your day. But it’s important to set aside time to do what we enjoy. Incorporating your passion into your everyday life can be immensely beneficial and rewarding after a long day.

  1. Celebrate little victories

This is something that everyone should do more of in 2017. When you’re having a day day, focus more on the positive aspects. Everyone can find something to celebrate about their day, no matter how big or small. Sometimes this quick acknowledgement is all you need to make your a day a little brighter.
Most importantly, one of the greatest contributors to a bad day is our attitude. How we choose to overcome our personal struggles and the ways we conduct ourselves while doing so can ultimately deem a good day from a bad one. It’s easy to fall down the slippery slope of sadness when you feel like you just can’t catch a break, but only you have the power to turn around a bad day.

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