You had a bad day? I feel you. We all have those days where we come home after a long day at work or a long day at school and we feel defeated. We don’t feel like being productive. Instead we just want to crawl into our beds and not leave. If you’re the type of person who keeps replaying their thoughts about why something happened or what could have happened differently, I’m here to help you break that cycle. I’m here to help you turn your day around with this self care routine for a bad day.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 1: Get your body moving
This is key to feeling better. Endorphins are one of the best things to make you feel a lot more relaxed. I promise after you get your body moving, whatever was bothering you will not feel as big.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 2: Nourish your body
You may be tempted to order some pizza or have some ice cream, but you’ll only feel sluggish after. Try to make yourself a nourish bowl or have a healthy meal. Although everything may seem crazy in life, if you feel like you have control over what you are putting into your body, you’ll feel a little bit better.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 3: Journal time
I have an amazing exercise for you – write down 5 things that went awesome today. It could be the smallest thing such as you found a penny on the ground or the sky was extra blue today. This exercise will make you feel a lot better. You know the quote every day might not be good, but there is good in every single day? This exercise will make you realize the good things that happened during the day.
Bonus trip: Try to do this every single day. You will start having a more positive mindset and your brain will start focusing more on the positive things that are happening during your day. If you believe in the law of attraction, this will help attract more positive things to happen in your life.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 4: Get the music playing and your body dancing
Dancing alone in your room is one of the most invigorating things and happiest things you can do. Put on your favorite song and dance it out. The good vibes will be flowing.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 5: Massage time
No I’m not talking about spending money on a massage (though that would be amazing and if you want to do it – go for it!). I’m talking about sitting down and grabbing some body oil and giving your legs and arms a good massage with some oil or lotion. If you do some stretches and do this before bed, you will feel so relaxed and ready to fall asleep relaxed.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 6: Use a diffuser, light a candle or spray a body spray
End your day with an amazing smell. Smells trigger memories so if there is a smell that reminds you of a happy day, diffuse that oil, light that candle or spray that body spray. The goal is to end the day with happy vibes and feelings. A great smell will do just that.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 7: Put on some comfortable pajama pants and snuggle up in a heated blanket or regular blankets
Your body is feeling soft from the lotion, your room smells amazing and now it’s time to get comfortable. Feeling comfortable makes us happy so take your comfort to the next level with some comfortable pajamas or a comfortable blanket.
Self Care For A Bad Day- Step 8: Put your phone on airplane mode and read, write, or work on a project while in bed
Ending the day with doing something other than staring at your phone is a great way to the end day for your mind and soul. It will also help you forget about whatever was bothering you during the day. Once you’re done with your project, fall into a blissful sleep.