I'M HAVING A BAD DAY

It's ok to have a have a bad day. You're human not a robot. 

Although the idea of going back to bed and just sleeping the day away sounds tempting, it's not always possible nor is it good for your mental health. 

 

You've already completed the first step by recognising you're having a bad day, that you're not feeling quite yourself. You might be feeling lonely, depressed, quite anxious or just nothing seems to be going right. 

 

Here is a little coping mechanism to help you through..

 

You will need a pen and a couple of pieces of paper.

 

Step 2.

Write a list of everything that is troubling you, write down everything that is making you feel anxious, worried, upset, scared. 

 

Step 3. 

Write a list of everything that you would like to have, absolutely anything. New bike, new hairdryer, new boat. On the same list write down all your goals and what you want to achieve.

 

Step 4. 

Write a list of twenty things you are grateful for. This can be anything. 

Example; I am grateful for my family, I am grateful for clean water, etc. 

 

Step 5.

Write a list of everything you would struggle to live without. 

Eg, Family, food, water. 

 

Ok, great work! You now have 4 lists, let's go through them. 

 

95% of the things you wrote in list 5 won't be something in List 1. Which means that it's not worth taking up your brain space, there is no point worrying about something that hasn't happened, or that's likely not going to happen. 

 

The goals and wants list. How good does it feel writing down and thinking about things you would like to do, buy or achieve. 

 

The gratitude list. This again brings up your vibrations. Focus for a moment on everything you wrote in your gratitude list.  It really puts things into perspective for you. 

 

Step 5.

Unplug and refocus. 

If you're new to meditation, that's ok. Before you roll your eyes, give it a try. 

 

Meditation is the beginning of coping with bad days. 

Click here to listen to a meditation by Gabby Bernstein.  It only takes 8 minutes and can really help you stop and refocus. 

 

 

 

 

Tip: Find some daily affirmations that resonate with you. Print them out, stick them on your bathroom mirror, on your phone, in your car and read them out loud. 

Reminder You are not alone. Please drop me a message if I can be further assistance to you, I'd love to hear from you.

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