Somedays you wake up and you just feel angry, irritated or tired… or maybe even a combination of all three. You may not feel so positive for the coming day, you would rather just skip the day and hope to wake up feeling better the following morning. We all have those days, and instead of letting a bad morning ruin your day you can change your mindset and try to think differently and make the best out of the day anyway!
My first tip is to try to destress and find your calm in the morning. It might be that you haven’t slept so well, you are worried or anxious for the upcoming day, maybe you are having a bad body image day or just feel strange and not like yourself. But the best thing is to just have some time for yourself to get ready, and just breathe. The worst thing is to stress away to work or school or be around people when you feel you are already in an irritated mood.
Second is to wear comfy clothes that you feel good in. Whenever i have bad body image days or feel in an irritated or angry mood i almost always end up struggling to find an outfit to wear. Either i don’t like how i look in an outfit or i don’t like how i feel in an outfit. It’s a good idea if you have a safe outfit which you know you feel good and comfortable in. For me it is either training clothes and a big hoodie or i dress up with a skirt, nice top and red lipstick just to try to “fake it till i make it” sort of mood for the day.
Third, good music or a podcast. On your way to work or school or if you have a free day, go out for a walk/run/to the gym and listen to some good music. It can make you feel alot better and just forget everything for a while… which leads me to my next point!
Fourth, if you can.. workout. Or do the exercise form you enjoy… Going to the gym or going out for a run or walk can make me feel and think so differently and by the time i am done i feel more like myself again. Feel happy from the endorphines and have had a chance to either 1) figure out what the problem is and how to solve it, 2) been able to not think for a while which helps me feel better, and 3) a good way to start the day and gives you more energy (hopefully!).
Fifth, do something you love and enjoy. For me, i love to bake or cook when i am feeling “not like myself”. It is a sort of therapy for me… especially when i have the house or apartment to myself. If i am at home with others and feel like i can’t have a few hours in the kitchen to myself then i might just watch a film or sit and journal in my room until i begin to feel better!
And lastly, try to change your thoughts or mindset for the day. For example, i had the intention to be very productive today and get things done but this strange, irritated and tired mood has left me feeling unmotivated and unwilling to do anything productive – and that is ok. Instead i lower my expectations for the day and do what i can. Instead i have done some baking, which is infact something productive because it is 1) delicious, 2) i can share with my family and 3) i have photos and a recipe to share on here, so it isn’t a completly unproductive day!! Not to mention that i am blogging about how to change a bad morning into a better day – so using my experience/thoughts to create a post. So not a day wasted!
But somedays you just need to lie in bed and watch movies and that is ok as well, you don’t always have to be productive and get things done. Even if i had decided to just watch netflix all day it would have been ok as well.
Sometimes you don’t know why you waking up feeling angry/irritated/tired/unlike yourself and that is ok as well. Most often it does have a reason such as stress, lack of sleep, hormones, anxiety, so it can be good to figure out why. But sometimes all you can do is think, “ok, i woke up feeling this way but i am not going to let it ruin my day” and try to think about what you can do to make yourself better or what you can do to change your mindset.
Also lastly, for me personally when i have bad mornings which last a little longer than necessary then being alone is usually what helps me best. When i am in an irritated mood for no reason then i like to just be alone, but sometimes the best thing is to be with friends or family who make you forget what is going on in your head or how you are feeling. Sometimes the best thing to do on these types of days is to spend it with people who make you laugh and feel good and then you end the day feeling better than when it started!!!
Do you have any tips on how to change a bad morning into a better day? 🙂