How to Have a Good Day When Feeling Down

Admittedly I needed some inspiration today to keep myself on track while writing this.

Not every day is going to feel amazing on our personal journeys, we can’t be beaming with joy all of the time.  

Some days we may feel a bit emotionally down and that’s perfectly ok, it doesn’t mean we still can’t have a good day. Stay rested, be properly nourished, and try to keep positive thoughts.

Most of us feel a range of emotions throughout our day. The sun is shining here and I’ll be walking a nature trail before starting my evening shift at my real job. I look forward to that and count some blessings that have occurred lately, even among some of the other minor problems in my life.

I’m grateful for everything that’s led me to this point in my life, both what I consider good fortune and even any bad events that may have happened along the way.

Exploring this topic felt like it could get me going and produce some spark to my day I hope it might for you too.

How to Have a Good Day When Feeling Down

  • Do less than usual, take it easier on yourself.
  • Get a simple task done that you have been procrastinating about.
  • Live in the moment, instead of having your mind elsewhere.
  • De-clutter your personal space or workspace.
  • Go for a walk, or get outside into nature.
  • Listen to good music.

Things to Do When You’re Feeling Down

  • Stop being so hard on yourself.
  • Get up and move around.
  • Surround yourself with the people that you love.
  • Find a way to laugh.
  • Eat something healthy.
  • Take deep breaths.
  • Spend time with animals.
  • Do something spontaneous.

What are Some of the Most Important Things in Life?

  • Health.
  • Family.
  • Friendships.
  • Happiness.
  • Hope.
  • Faith.
  • Keeping a positive attitude.
  • Security.
  • Comfort.
  • Compassion.

How to Get What You Want with What You Have?

  • Make a decision to get what you want, even if you don’t know how yet.
  • Be clear about the details of the outcome.
  • Detach yourself from the process.
  • Expect that it’s going to happen.
  • Be open to a different possibility if things don’t go your way.
  • Practice gratitude.

Final Thoughts

We can make a big difference in how we feel by putting some effort into our approach. 

When we do feel down, don’t think of it as a failure or that there’s obviously something wrong with you.  Often it’s related to brain chemistry and with some lifestyle adjustments you can help support positive emotional health.

Please let me know your thoughts and experiences around this. 

Have you ever rescued a down day with positive thoughts?  I’m planning to do that right now!

Read More:

How Can We Measure Happiness

Happiness is all in your mind TEDx 2014 Gen Kelsang Nyema

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