What to Do When The World Seems Against You

We’ve all been there. The days when you wake up and you’re already annoyed. None of your clothes look good, you don’t have the energy to put in your contacts, and time just seems to move so weirdly that you end up running late. You know, those days where it just feels like everyone is conspiring against you. Someone didn’t hold the door open for you, the barista misspelled your name on your coffee, you still have so much work to do with so little time. The little things start to build up and you want to explode.

It’s one thing to tell yourself that it will pass, that bad days happen anyways, but like anything you try to push away, bad days pile up over time. So it’s best to face those bad days head-on.


First, take your mind off of it for a little bit.

Nothing feels heavier than the bad energy weighing down on your shoulder. Thinking about it just stresses you out more so, at least for a little bit, don’t think about it. Distract yourself with a more positive activity: watch a funny romantic movie, read a feel-good book, maybe practice some yoga. Do something that won’t stress you out, but ease you out of your mindset. Really, just find a way to leave real life for a second. At least for that hour.


Organize your thoughts

Even when you just wake up in a bad mood, something (or things) is at the root of your problems. If you take a deep breath and list out everything that bothers you, it becomes more approachable and manageable. Sometimes, it’ll just be a long list of little things. Sometimes, those little things can’t be easily fixed. But just being able to acknowledge the details will help you feel not as overwhelmed.


Tell your friend

Even when you think no one understands what you are going through, your friends are always there to listen. Talk it out. Maybe all you needed was a way to get it off your chest, or you just need company to eat ice cream with. Maybe you do want advice, and a friend is there to offer a second perspective. Regardless, friends that care about you won’t leave you hanging on your bad day. Even when you want to push them away, let them in, and they will help your bad days be easier to manage.


The thing about bad days is that sometimes they just happen, even when you don’t expect it, even when you don’t have time for it. But instead of trying to push the bad energy of that day away, instead appreciate how lucky you are to experience one, to be able to face one head-on and overcome your challenges.


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