How to deal with a bad day

Lets face it, we all have bad days. In those days anything that you do or is happening around seems to go in diametrically opposite directions to what you might have imagined. It may happen at work, or at home, or on a trip. But don’t worry. Here’s what you should do.


If in your office, your boss yells at you when you were expecting an applause; unexpected load of work gets handed over to you; your subordinates goof up the task just on the threshold of deadline; and this happens all at once; you may feel like you are going to lose it if such cruelty of time continues even a minute further. However, the best way to deal with such a situation is to just let it pass. Be a witness to what all is happening around without putting even a scintilla of blame on yourself, or anyone else, or even your luck. As the simple logic goes, such things haven’t been happening everyday; so they won’t last long either. This thought, if you believe in it, will shed a major portion of load from your shoulders.

Take a break

A bad day builds up frustration, anger, and many more negative feelings inside you that need to be vented out. You may feel like having a good cry, breathing deeply, stretching, sitting alone, or even punching in the air. All you need to do is just move away from the people or work around you and have a private time to vent it out in whatever way you feel like.

Work can wait

A bad day brings a bad temperament, and a bad temperament on any day can make it bad. Both ways, your productivity takes a beating and adds to the overall burden. Be it office, or home, after a point of having faced a bad day, you feel you have become so stressed out to be able to carry on with any work. Relax. Put off all that you were supposed to do today until tomorrow. Spend time to calm your mind.

A mere acceptance that it’s not your day can lift your mind and make you feel light . From medical point of view it is suggested that you take deep breaths to ease out the nerves of your brain. Going for a walk alone and listening to music that soothes the soul are also of great help. Meditate once in a while. And drink lots of water when you feel you are getting too worked up. Everyone has their own ways to de-stress. Follow yours and see how your bad day turns into a good one.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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