Here are 7 easy tips for improving what may seem like a down day, and turn your day into one of your best days!
1. Remember that the past does not equal the future
A “run of bad luck” or “bad luck streak” does not exist. People chose to believe such nonsense because the human brain creates patterns out of random events that fit the pattern, so it may seem as if you’re going through a period of bad luck, but this is simply not the case!
2. Refuse to make self-fulfilling prophesies
Just because your day is proving itself challenging so far, and you think the rest of the day will continue on this pattern, rest assured that you will end up saying or doing something later on in the day that will make sure that your prediction comes true.
3. Get a sense of proportion
Look at your situation as a whole, unless something life changing has happened (such as the death of a loved one), chances are that in two weeks, what may seem so horrible now, you will have probably have forgotten about whatever it was that was so challenging two weeks ago.
4. Change your threshold for “good” and “bad”
Define what is considered a good day, and what’s considered a bad day. Think of it like this, a good day is one where you’re above the ground, and a bad day is one where somebody steals your car and drives it into the ocean.
5. Improve your body chemistry
Your body and brain are in a feedback loop: A bad mood makes you tired, which makes your mood worse, and so forth. Interrupt the pattern by getting up and moving around. Take a walk or eat something healthy.
6. Focus on what’s going well
The reason why you’re convinced that you’re having a bad day, is because that’s what your primary focus is. For everything that appears to be going wrong, there are probably dozens of things that are going well. Try making a list, and post it where it’s visible for motivation and support.
7. Expect something wondrous
Just as an attitude of doom and gloom makes you see more problems, facing the future with a sense of wonder makes you alive to all sorts of wonderful things that are going on, right now, everywhere around you.