Every day it will not be a good day for everyone. But sometimes some incidents make your day bad. So we are going to cover 3 simple ways to make a bad day better. We think these tips will turn your bad day into a good day for every day.
Go out with your friends:
I can’t stress enough how important this is. Going out with our friends and developing healthy social relationships is essential for our health, mental stability and general well-being. We are supposed to interact with others and be part of a community, not to live alone. In fact, one of the human inner and most important needs is to belong to a group of people and build good and meaningful relationships.
This is why, in order to prevent depression and anxiety, it is important to connect with others as much as possible and avoid staying alone too much. However, make sure to connect with like-minded and positive people. Negative and toxic people can affect your mindset and psychological steadiness and can have a negative impact on your life.
Meeting new people is a good way to simply live your life and spend nice moments with people who might become great friends in the future. Also, it improves our mental health as it stimulates our brain and “sets” us on a positive attitude.
Enjoying pleasant moments with others is essential for our mental health since it helps produce endorphins and serotonin, which are the best allies of happiness and good mood. So, I encourage you to take care of your relationships with your friends. Also, if you don’t have a large group of friends, or you just relocated to a new city and you don’t know anyone yet, there are many ways to meet new people and make new friends. One of these is attending local meetups. They are organized almost in every country and in many cities, and you can find hundreds of different events.
For example, there are meetups where you can grab a coffee with a group of people and practice foreign languages, and others where you can join groups of people who go hiking, dancing, visiting art galleries and so on.
At this point you must be thinking: – What if I don’t know how to behave around other people? What if I’m shy? What if others don’t like me?
The truth is that you just have to relax, have a positive attitude, smile and ask other people questions about their life, showing a genuine interest in what they do and who they are. And the more you practice, the better you become at it.
Some examples of good questions:
– Are you from here? (Instead of “where are you from”);
– And your family? Do they live here as well?
– Do you visit often your family? (If they live in another city or abroad);
– Do you have siblings? How is your relationship with them?
– What are your main hobbies?
– Which is the last place you visited? What did you like the most?
– Which is your next travel destination?
You can also attend some courses. Choose something you really like or are curious about. It doesn’t matter where you live, you will always find classes in your area, such as dance, Pilates, languages and music classes for example. When attending a course you always join a group of people and very often, it is a good opportunity to make new friends.
You have no excuses to stay at home alone watching TV and getting depressed, while your skin and your brain age. Get up and go out!
A laugh can make your bad day better:
They say laughter is the best medicine. In fact, it has powerful physical and mental benefits. It reduces stress and strengthens our immune system, which is one of our best allies when it functions properly. Also, when we laugh, there is a release of endorphins, which dramatically reduce stress and help us feel happy. And, as we mentioned already, there is nothing more beautiful, youthful and attractive than a happy person.
Also, laughter improves our overall heart health, and it helps burn calories as much as walking at a moderate pace. Not only this, but laughter also reduces anxiety and might help treat depression as well. As you can see, the benefits are many. But now you might think “How can I laugh if I don’t feel like doing it?”
Well, the answer is simple, it’s all about your attitude towards life. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, you will automatically laugh more often, and it will be easier.
For example, if you’re with your friends and you say something wrong or you stumble over your words, instead of feeling stupid and take it too seriously, just laugh! You will feel better, and people will laugh with you – not at you. And laughing with other people has a more intense effect since laughter sometimes can be really contagious!
To laugh more, another good idea is to watch good quality comedies or go to the theatre to watch your favourite comedian more often.
#2: Simple Ways to Make a Bad Day Better
They say, “laughter is the best medicine” because of all the benefits we mentioned before, and you should keep this in mind because if you change your attitude and learn to laugh a little bit more, your life can really improve a lot.
“It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.” Today we will discuss our mind and how to control our mind from negative thinking.
Don’t you feel better when you work out or when you practice your favourite sport? Have you ever noticed that when you work out you look better? Working out is essential for your health and for the way you look. And the more you are consistent, the better you will look and feel.
Being a form of preventing diseases, regular exercise improves our brain performance and keeps our body healthy and strong. So, it benefits both mind and body, which as you know are strictly related.
In other words, exercise has a great impact on our overall health, since it helps lose weight and eliminate toxins, it reduces the risk of many diseases, it helps stay focused throughout the day and it keeps our body young. It has been proven that regular exercise increases our energy and boosts our mood. It’s essential to exercise regularly since research has clearly proven that inactivity can almost kill us in the long run – it can be as deadly as smoking – and one of the differences between people who look older than their age and those who look younger is… guess what? Exercise!
You can exercise in many ways. You can go to the gym, you can practice some team sports, or if you don’t have time you can exercise at home. There are many tutorials on the web, where you can learn how to work out at home. You can also find excellent apps.
It’s important to exercise at least 4 days per week – consider this a necessity, not an option – if you want to slow the ageing process, look great and feel better. If sometimes you feel like skipping your daily workout – which can happen – remember than just a few minutes is better than nothing. Repeat with me:
Just a few minutes is better than nothing.
Some days you can exercise for just 10 to 25 minutes for example, while 2 or 3 times per week you can exercise for 50-60 minutes, practising your favourite sport, taking group fitness or dance classes for example, or going to the gym.
If you live in an apartment building you can use the stairs. I usually take the stairs from the ground floor to the 6th floor twice every day; it’s a great way to exercise, believe me!
If you don’t have enough time to exercise you can try the HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). The HIIT is a training method that consists of alternating low or moderate-intensity intervals with high-intensity intervals.
This method is very effective and it’s an effective way to burn fat and stay healthy – if you combine it with a super healthy diet.
A good example to start training with this method is the following:
- warm-up with a 5-minute walk (5.8 km/h);
- walk at a fast pace for 1,5 minutes (6.0 km/h);
- run for 30 seconds (10 or 11 km/h);
- repeat points 2 and 3, for 3 to 5 times;
- add a 5-minute cooling-down interval (5.6 km/h).
- Have a replenishing snack (I make snacks with my ninja foodi as it’s good air fryer)
Once you get used to it, you can increase the intensity of the training, by walking a bit faster and repeating point 2 and 3 up to 7 times. You are going to experience the benefits after a short period of time, and you are definitely going to love it.