Useful tips to turn your bad day into a good one
We all experience those days when we feel like nothing is working as per our plan, we are not loved or admired anymore, and that sinking feeling then fills our entire day making us feel even miserable at the end of the day. And when you are a teenager, your feelings are even delicate and hence handling them with care is also crucial. A teenager’s life is full of emotions, drama, thoughts, feelings and much all things confusing, hence feeling bad on various days can be a common problem to deal with.
The reality is we all face it but not everyone knows how to deal with it, especially teenagers. However, teenage is the time when you should be focusing more on positives and less on negatives as this will then become a habit of yours. Now if you are a teenager and looking for how to turn your bad day into a good one, here are few useful tips for you.
1. Be kind to yourself
Many times teenagers start blaming themselves for things that are not under their control. As a teenager, you have to be kind to yourself. You cannot control all things happening around you but you can surely control your reactions and the way you feel towards it.
2. Make a happy meal for yourself
No, not the McDonalds happy meal, but comfort food that will make you happy. As a teenager, you might be craving chocolates, creamy pasta, waffles, etc, so whenever you think you are having a bad day, treat yourself with these.
3. Set a small goal and achieve it
Set a reasonable and small goal to accomplish before the day ends. It can be anything simple like washing the dishes, cleaning your room, doing the laundry, etc. We feel better when things get done.
4. Be nice to someone
Researchers have shown that doing something nice to others makes us feel better. You can make the meal for everyone in the house, send a message to your distant friend, help someone in your family in their chores, etc.
5. Create a Gratitude Journal
We all are blessed in some way or the other. Always remember your bounties and if possible make a Gratitude journal and paste it in your room where you constantly see it. You can also download for free the Gratitude Journal created by our experts here.
6. Remember this is temporary
Keep reminding yourself that “this too shall pass” or you can create your own version of this and remind yourself constantly of it.
7. Sleep over it
Like literally. When having a bad day, go to bed early. Not getting enough sleep often makes us more irritable and cranky. Take a night of good sleep and wake up fresh the other day.
8. Watch comedy
As they truly say, laughter is the best medicine. Watch a funny movie, TV show or YouTube video and get your mind off all sorts of stress.
It is also advisable to teenagers to meditate and exercise regularly to feel happy and energized the whole day. Making a habit of turning a bad day into a good one when you are a teenager, will help you beat the blues in your adult life as well