• 5 ways to turn a bad day around
  • 5 ways to turn a bad day around

    We all have our bad days, those days when you might have woken up on the wrong side of the proverbial bed and nothing seems to go your way. Know what I mean? There might not be any logical reason for it, it just happens. I’ve had a few bad days recently, mainly because of my health which I spoke about in this post. But I am not one to dwell on the negatives and although it’s ok to have a bad day, I think we’re all entitled to one from time to time, I think we’d all like to find ways to make them better so here are just 5 ways in which I use to turn those bad days around.

    A photo of the L'occitane shea shower cream and the almond shower oil

    Pamper yourself

    A pampering session is always a good distraction. I think it’s important for everyone to take a step back sometimes and set some time aside for themselves. If I feel particularly anxious, stressed or if I’m just generally having a bad day then a nice, relaxing bath with a compilation of my favourite products is always a good solution. I recently started using some products by L’occitane which is a brand that has such a great array of luxurious products which are perfect to use when wanting to pamper yourself. They have a great selection of gifts sets available at the moment. My favourite scents by them are the almond scent and also the lavender scent which is perfect to use when wanting to de-stress. For me, some ‘me time’ is the perfect antidote to a bad day.

    Think of the happy things

    The negatives can sometimes overrule the positives and it can be hard to snap out of that feeling of negativity that might be controlling your day. One thing that I find helps is to think of what makes me happy, you’d be surprised how much difference thinking about that one positive or happy thing can do. For me, I either turn to blogging, think of good ol’ memories I’ve had with my family and friends or I blast out my favourite songs and just have a good sing-along. All of the above just help to put a smile on my face and focusing on those happy things often helps to take my mind off of the things that I see as negatives.

    Talk it out

    Personally, if I’m in a bad mood, I find it hard to talk about it and I never want to take how I’m feeling out on other people. But after I’ve taken some time to myself, I do find that it helps to talk. I’m lucky in the sense that I know I will always have someone there who will listen and sometimes it only takes a conversation to make everything seem that little bit better.

    A photo of Elin with short brown wavy hair standing in front of a white wall

    Do something positive

    If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know that I’m quite the advocate for positivity. I always try my best to maintain a positive mindset no matter what the situation. Granted, that isn’t always possible and I am by no means saying that I am positive all the time because I can assure you that I’m not, but that’s ok. If I’m having a bad day or even a bad few days then I always try to do one positive thing even if it’s only small. It just gives me that little motivation that I need sometimes. If you’re struggling with thinking of something positive to do then you can have a read of a post that I published earlier in the year, all about 5 positive things to do this year.

    Remember that tomorrow is a new day

    I know that a lot of people say this and some probably consider it to be quite a ‘cringey’ statement but when you think about it, it is true and it might just be the motivation that someone needs to gain a more positive perspective. They say that we need to experience bad days to appreciate the good and I definitely believe that. If nothing has gone your way today or any other day, just remind yourself that tomorrow is a new day, a chance to make things better.

    Overall, I think an essential way of turning a bad day around is to learn to pick yourself up and find the best ways of making yourself happy. It’s amazing to have supporting people around you, to have those people in your life who will listen to you, make you smile and who will make everything seem just that little bit better but it’s equally as important that you can do the same, not only for other people but for yourself aswell. Focus on yourself from time-to-time, take steps that will allow you to make yourself feel better. Give yourself some appreciation, think of how great a person you are, it goes a long way.

    What are some things you do when you’re having a bad day? I’d love to know how you make everything seem that little bit better for yourself. Let’s spread some positivity.

    Elin x

    *This post is sponsored by L’occitane but all opinions are my own and are completely honest. Please see the disclaimer for more information.



    1. March 30, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Brilliant post hun, these ways are definitely the best to turn a bad day around! xxx

      • myblurredworld@gmail.com
        March 31, 2018 / 8:49 am

        Thank you lovely!xxx

    2. March 30, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      This is such a lovely idea Elin, loved reading as always!! I have a lot on my mind recently but this has made me realise that there really is no point in worrying about anything and it doesn’t help the situation in any way. Tomorrow is a new day like you said! Have a lovely Easter xxx

      • myblurredworld@gmail.com
        March 30, 2018 / 10:23 pm

        Thank you Amelia! Everyone goes through hard times, remember that you’re not alone and that everything will be ok in the end. You’re completely right. Thank you lovely, I hope you have a fab Easter aswell xxx

    3. April 1, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      We all have bad days. But, it’s like you say. We need to turn them around. Even our worst days have at least one positive event, unless it really is one of those days where you should just have stayed in bed!

      • myblurredworld@gmail.com
        April 1, 2018 / 4:35 pm

        I completely agree! Thank you for reading 🙂

    4. April 1, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks, Elin. Your timing is perfect for me because something I’ve known was going on suddenly mushroomed. It took a couple of days of quiet thinking and then a short session of talking, but all is well.

      • myblurredworld@gmail.com
        April 1, 2018 / 11:00 pm

        Sorry to hear that George but I’m glad all is well now. Thank you for reading 🙂

    5. April 4, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      This is such a lovely post. Bad days are awful but if you think positively, you can always turn a bad day around. Great tips!

      • myblurredworld@gmail.com
        April 4, 2018 / 4:33 pm

        Thank you lovely! I completely agree 🙂

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