How to Make a Bad Day Better Video

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Watch this video to discover how to brighten up a bad day.

We all have days when nothing seems to go right.

You could dwell on these negatives, or you could follow these steps and turn your bad day into a good one!

1. Get outside. Spending time around nature is proven to boost your mood. [1] So, get some fresh air and a change of scenery.

2. Exercise! Whether you do some stretches or go for a run, even 10 minutes of exercise will help you to feel happier and more energized.

3. Help someone else. Studies show that helping others improves your own wellbeing. [2] Why not offer to help a co-worker, try a random act of kindness, or take up volunteering for long-term impact?

4. Talk it out! Reach out to a trusted friend or colleague for a chat. Or, explore your feelings in a journal to release the negative emotions.

5. Change your perspective. Things may seem bad now, but will this matter in a year's time? Reframing your thinking to look at the bigger picture can help you to put your bad day into perspective. Tomorrow is a new day!

For more ways to turn a bad day into a good one, read our article 10 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better.

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  • This month Sonia_H wrote
    Hello donnaudeaton,

    We're glad you enjoyed these tips! Please do let us know if we can help you locate any other resources.

    Mind Tools team
  • This month donnaudeaton wrote
    This was great. Thanks for sharing it.
  • Over a month ago Sarah_H wrote
    Thanks so much Brigitte68.

    These are great suggestions - I'm off to buy myself a special treat!

    Mind Tools Coach
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