In the good old days, if you were having a lousy day, you'd at least be done with the work part of it by 5 p.m. or so, provided you worked the standard 9-to-5 office worker's schedule. Now, of course, thanks to technology, your day can go on and on and on. Don't despair: even if you can't unplug completely, you can still reboot.
It only takes one bad day to derail you for the entire workweek, and unfortunately, they seem to crop up at the most inopportune times, like when you have a million project deadlines and other stressful things going on. If you happen to be having "one of those days," then here are some ways you can change things around and make today a positive and productive one.
It usually strikes when you least expect it … or on any given Monday. I'm talking about a bad day that just seems to be snowballing into the worst day ever. It's okay, because it happens to the best of us. Here are seven steps to turn that frown upside-down.
"It's just one of those days." It usually plays out like this: you accidentally sleep in a bit too long, so you're running late. Then, you see that your gas tank is empty and have to make a pit stop to fill up. Then, your piping hot coffee spills all over the outfit that took you 10 tries to get right, and traffic is at a standstill. The horror continues and your day is shot, along with your mood. But, it doesn't have to be. We're here to acknowledge that you're not crazy, let you know that these days happen to the best of us, and provide you with a few helpful ways to turn your day around once and for all.
No matter how good you are at your job, and no matter how much you enjoy it, bad days happen to everyone once in a while. Maybe you had an awful conversation with a client, or a meeting with your boss was particularly terrible, or maybe it's something that's going on at home that's bothering you – maybe all of the above. Whatever the reason, here are a few things you could try, or keep in mind, that might help when you're having a bad day.
We all have those days when we wake up in the morning and are grouchy for absolutely no reason. On these days, it seems that nothing is going your way: you left your smartphone at home, an important meeting was canceled and your computer crashed. Usually, these days become hours of unproductivity. But fret no more, because there is a way to turn around your bad day and make it a productive one.