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How to feel better on a bad day

Updated on August 14, 2009

Feeling good is Important

Sometimes we all have bad days. Today has been one of those for me. I woke up with my thoughts circling unhappy memories. I made up my mind that I should write a hub page, part two of my memoir actually and give the day that purpose. (I will attach the links at the bottom of this page just in case you want to have a read.)

Not 10 minutes  after eating breakfast I got a call from inland revenue regarding fees for late paperwork with the business. We were able to get the accountant on to it and our reasons for being late include a bad back with sciatic nerve damage so its going to be sorted just fine, no real need to panic. First thing in the morning tho was a bad time to get that sort of call, it kinda knocked the legs from under me emotionally speaking.

When days start off so poorly sometimes the first thought is to go back to sleep for an hour. I got up on the wrong side of the bed, maybe if I try again I will get it right the second time. When you just cant go back to bed or going back to bed doesn't work what can you do?

Since I needed to pull myself out of a funk today I decided to write this page and share some of what I find works. The first thing to try is to look at recent successes or accomplishments. Shall I go first? Alright, my big one is that I have finally had 2 clicks with adsense and one amazon click (no sale tho so I don't get paid from it, but still a good sign). It is not about the money, that is only £0.22 earned so far, its the hope and potential it shows for my hub pages. 

One of my favorite things to try when I am just not shifting out of a funk is to go for a walk. With the black berries being in season I adore going to the park and snaking on wild black berries. The fresh air and calm weather can sometimes help clear my head and help me refocus my thoughts on more positive aims instead of grumpy grumblings.

While I was waiting for the weather to clear up a bit I tried putting some comedies on and I plan on watching some more with a nice home cooked dinner. Laughter is the best medicine as they say! Lets not forget music either, a good beat or beautiful voice can help get your heart beating faster and pumping that blood around your body. Music is a great way to energize yourself and sometimes thats what you need most.

How well your body is functioning can make a big difference in how well your feelings are effected by these efforts. A slow and depressed pulse often will be reflected in your mood so trying to listen to your body is vital. Food and drink are vital. Your body needs healthy foods and drink to function efficiently, what you eat will make a difference to how you feel.

My last thought on what you might try is something that might help others. The feeling of satisfaction of a good job well done, and the pride of thinking your efforts might be useful for someone will at least keep your head above water so to speak. Last thing that I can say is that just because today was a dud doesn't mean that tomorrow wont pop and sizzle with good feelings and inspiration.

If you have any suggestions or ideas I would love to hear em, so leave em in the comments ta.


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    • annmackiemiller profile image


      7 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      music works for me too - voted up

    • Real_Words profile image


      8 years ago

      Everyone can always use a pick me up on days like those...great hub.

    • kirstenblog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from London UK

      Attention Getter - You are spot on! Helping others can be so rewarding, even if its just something small. Its the little things in life that add up to big things anyway :)

    • Attention Getter profile image

      Attention Getter 

      8 years ago

      You think a lot like me. I like walking to clear my head and get out of a funk. I also use the comedies and searching out the positive things in my day.

      One thing I learned while working at a nursing home was that there really is nothing to lift your spirits more then helping someone else feel good. It can take some effort on your part when you are not feeling happy and upbeat but if you can make someone else smile and have a better day because of you...there's no better feeling.

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      9 years ago

      Great hub Kirsten.I wish I had someone to constantly remind me I need to feel good everyday.You made my day today.Thanks.:)

    • kirstenblog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from London UK

      ROFL I use terms like grumpy grumblings when I know thats exactly what I am doing, Im being a grumpy gus and I know it! I figure if I can lightly tease myself I might make myself laugh at myself a little and that can sometimes help.

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Music usually works for me...The prettier and melodic the singer the better. I really liked this line, Kirsten:

      grumpy grumblings

      You might well be the first to use it!


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