Top Ten Things to Do When You're Having a Bad Day

Bad days, like us, come in all shapes and sizes, for all reasons. Not everything works for every problems, but there are a few things that at the very least can’t hurt anything, either. This list is for healthy, encouraging things that can be done to alleviate a bad day, not for negativity, or aggressive behaviors to exacerbate your mood or situation.

The Top Ten

1 Count your blessings

Nothing makes me feel better faster than thinking of everything I DO have, and how much worse it Could have been. We are given SO much, that sometimes the simple act of acknowledging how much we have can banish the bad, or at least put it into perspective, and perspective is half of it, almost always. Things are almost always never as bad as they seem.

It's hard to feel bad for yourself when you are thinking about all the things/people/blessings you have in your life. Especially if you can put yourself in some else's shoes who has it worse than you. It's also hard to feel bad for yourself when you consider how bad other people have it.

It puts things into perspective. I am so so fortunate, and whenever I'm down, I really try to remember. Thank you Lord! =) - keycha1n

It always helps me to rethink of what I have when I am upset.

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2 Listen to some music

Music is how I express myself. A lot of people think I'm mental or something because I listen to screamo and metal, but it means a lot to me. Music is my life, and it's saved it too. - ThatStrangeKid42

Listening to music is probably the best way to relax and put your mind off your problems. In a good way, music has became my life.

Music has turned into most of my character lately. Whatever music I listen to on certain days makes my mood obvious. - Songsta41

3 Tell yourself "I never give up and I am awesome"

I just try to remember all of my strong points, the people who have complimented me, and the positivity I receive. Its not good to base everything off of what other people think, but it does remind me that the world likes me, and maybe more than I actually like myself. - keycha1n

I often repeat positive messages to myself and think about good things that people have said about me. Even the simplest "You're a great guy" can be powerful. - PositronWildhawk

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4 Drink more water
5 Take some deep breaths
6 Watch YouTube
7 Try to stop and think things through
8 Punch your punching bag

I would so do that if I had one - Songsta41

9 Get some exercise
10 Scream like a madman

The Contenders

11 Confront your issue

Whether it is a person, an object, or an idea, sometimes, but not always, confronting the situation head on takes care of it faster. Sometimes we sit and stew over nothing, or build mountains out of molehills, because we are too afraid of the confrontation. Sometimes not confronting things makes them fester, until it ends up being worse when it comes out than when it started. Often times it clarifies, things, and when you can see someone else's side of the story, even better.

Talk to a person. It will make you feel better. And also take some deep breaths. - funnyuser

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12 Spend time with loved ones

We are given friends and family for a reason. Some of the many reasons is for a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to vent to, or some good advice. A good friend or family member will be able to provide all those things.

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13 Read a book

Might as well delve into another world if I'm sick of this one, right? - keycha1n

14 Sleep
15 Watch TV
16 Eat pizza
17 Pet your dog

Not to forget play fetch and all that. What I like to do with my dog is throw him into a pillow (don't worry, he's small and he never gets hurt) and speak gibberish to him. It's great to do, no matter what mood I'm in. - Songsta41

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18 Have a good cry

Crying leaves you exhausted and the result is undisturbed sleep. Things always seem better the morning after the stressful night before. - Britgirl

Crying is an cycle of me feeling bad, and then recovering, and then remembering why I cried, and crying again. But somehow, it makes me feel better. - keycha1n

I need this. I'm exhausted I only had 6 1/2 hours of sleep and now, what I saw on my Private messages... - AnonymousChick

I almost never do this when I'm having a bad day, but I guess it's not bad. - Songsta41

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19 Masturbate

I don't need any excuses to do this

20 Use a stress ball
21 Go for a drive
22 Throw stuff

I always throw stuff when I am hostile. - RockFashionista

23 Go out to eat
24 Spend time with your parents

I'm 9 so it's easy for me and if your an adult drive to parents tell them your having a bad day and spend time with them - Ihaskitty1234

25 Listen to Britgirl
26 Have A Walk In The Rain

Whats better then getting soaked and wet on a bad day

27 Play Video Games
28 Eat ice cream
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Top Remixes

1. Tell yourself "I never give up and I am awesome"
2. Watch YouTube
3. Punch your punching bag
1. Take some deep breaths
2. Try to stop and think things through
3. Spend time with loved ones
1. Listen to some music
2. Eat pizza
3. Watch TV


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