How to Reboot a Bad Day in Ten Minutes or Less
You're out of coffee. You cut yourself shaving. The towel stunk. You stepped on the cat, and now everyone's awake. The car is out of gas. The air conditioning doesn't work--at work.
Are you having a bad day, Pumpkin? Did you breakfast include a slice of Grouchy Pie? Off to a bumpy start? Are we in a bad mood now?
Nobody really wants to be grumpy all day, right? Well, everybody but Tim. But MOST of us would like to shake the bad vibe and start over. But, how do you do that?
Here is where I should like to help. Your friend, Roy has a very SIMPLE process that allows you to reboot, and shake that dark cloud in 10-minutes or LESS. Too good to be true? I would like you to judge for yourself.
1. Move to another location. Just get away from your problems. Go outside for some fresh air. If you're in a tall building, climb a few flights of stairs. Exercise is relaxing anyway, and you'll feel better once you get some endorphins going. (I suggested earlier walking to the closest pub for a picker-upper or three.)
2. Give yourself a treat. Have a cup of tea or some chocolate, something you really enjoy. The more you focus on it, the more you shut out all the stuff that's bugging you. (Brings me back to my first suggestion.)
3. Do a good deed. If you do something nice for someone and you really mean it, it's basically impossible to keep feeling bad afterwards. You could even find someone else who's having a bad day, and give them some encouragement. (Buy a round? Nice bro thing to do, I'd say.)
4. Write it down. For some reason, writing about things that are bothering you can help you let go of them. Just summarize the problem and say something about how you plan to fix it, and you'll probably end up feeling more optimistic about it. (If it's all the same, I may pass on this one. The effort it takes will likely fire me up again. I'd rather just piss and moan over my brew at the pub!!)