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Dealing with a bad day


My mom is a super smart lady. Like besides her PHD form Harvard (seriously) she is just one of those people who emanates wisdom–she can be cryptic at times (or maybe she just goes over my head) but mostly she’s just really sagacious. One of the bits of wisdom that she gave to me I have found so helpful that I’d like to pass on to you. My mom says It’s never too late in the day to start your day over. And whenever I get a parking ticket, I spend two hours on the phone with a customer service robot, my computer crashes, someone pisses me off, or I’m just plain grumpy–instead of falling into the “I’m having a bad day” trap (which then makes the rest of my day bad by default) I simply choose to start my day over. It’s that simple. Thanks mom.

What are some tools that you use to get you through a ‘bad day’?

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

32 responses to “Dealing with a bad day”

  1. That’s such great advice! Sometimes when I get in a bad mood, I feel so deep in the whole that I think, OK I’ll wake up tomorrow, and THEN I can feel better. But why torture yourself for so long? I also firmly believe in getting outside to remedy a sour mood. It’s even better when you go with someone because you’re not stuck in your head as much. You’re forced to make conversation, and then you realize you’re less upset than you thought. Thanks, Justina!

  2. Cori Magee says:

    I really have to listen to your mom. Instead, I go for the yummies that make my day better. Like shrimp fried rice and chocolate for dessert. Now I’m hungry.

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    Cuddling a loved and loving person (or two or three).

  4. Bubbie says:

    You are welcome, my resilient daughter.

  5. Debbie Romero says:

    Most of my days go like the above mentioned. I take a deep breath, move to another space and meditate. This empowers me to begin over on a project I have been procrastinating.

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