14 tips to help get through a crappy day
Everyone has bad days and when you live in Nigeria, then you definitely know what it means to have a bad day, no matter how well off you are
So, here are 14 things you can do when you’re having a bad day:
Admit you’re having a bad day: It’s okay to let yourself feel crappy, if you’re having a bad day. After all, admittance is the first step to recovery.
Drink some water: Water is a great relaxant. It holds no bad side effects and it feels like heaven when things aren’t quite right.
Get a healthy snack: You may be upset because you started the day without a nice meal, so pause and grab a fruit or whole grain bar.
Take a shower: I guess there’s just something so soothing about the feel of water on your skin, it just calms you down.
Switch up the to-do list: Going through all the stuff you haven’t done on your to-do list can be even more overwhelming, so how about a done list to give you a sense of accomplishment.
Walk around: Well, maybe all you need is some fresh air to clear your mind. Leave your uncomfortable desk and take a walk.
Change your scenery: This can be a bit hard for the average Nigerian but when you’re feeling low maybe you need a change of environment. Go to the beach, or a friend’s house.
Share it: Talk to a friend or companion. That saying that “a problem shared is a problem solved or laf solved” is true. It may not solve the issue but it unburdens you.
Wear new clothes: Feeling crappy sometimes is a mindset, so when you change out of your old clothes, you get a sense of motivation to do something new.
Crank up the music: Sometimes, you just need to dance it out. Music holds a lot of emotion and has the ability to change our moods, so get your favorite upbeat song and dance it out!
Watch a funny video: If the music doesn’t do it for you, how about you try a funny video about giggling babies like the one we’ve added below.
Strike something on the to-do list: A sense of accomplishment goes a long way in improving your day and mood. Tackle something quick and easy on your list.
Work it out: I have heard so many people say they feel better after a session at the gym. You could try running a few laps or more and feel better.
Lay your bed: This one may seem a bit silly but laying your bed is an accomplished task and hopefully motivation to start your day.
I hope these tips help cheer you up and make your day a million times better. Keep your head up people, as long as there’s life, there’s hope.
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