Let’s chat about bad day’s. More specifically, bad mental health day’s. These days have such an impact on the way one feels, we have to work together to ensure that instead of unhealthily loathing, we learn how to deal with these feelings in a way that won’t leave an everlasting negative effect on you.
You may not be able to control your mental illness, but you can work to control your mental wellness. Having a self-care and a nourishing routine can completely change the extremeness of your bad mental health days. I’m writing this today to show you different ways you can healthily work towards feeling better in the midst of bad days.
If I could give you one piece of advice for when you are feeling this way, it would be to find your thing. For me, it’s watching tv, dancing, reading or interacting with my cats. I find these things to help me relax my mind and helps me to take it easy. What’s your thing? It’s important to be able to differentiate the things that make you feel mentally better and the things that help you ignore your feelings. When you spend a significant amount of time with your thing you should walk away feeling lighter. Sometimes binge-watching your favourite show on Netflix can make all the difference. Other times it’s hours later and you still feel like crap. That makes Netflix not your thing.
On bad days, it can be hard to find the energy and motivation to do things. This is where you have to summon every ounce of will you have to do that thing. Do it before it gets too hard. If you’re already to deep into this place, keep trying. Soon enough, you’ll get to the point where it’s automatic. Where your thing builds up resistance and immunity to those sinking feelings and your body/mind automatically trains itself to just go there.
I can’t guarantee that this will help you. I can’t guarantee that you will feel an automatic positive response to this method. What I can guarantee you, is that if you work towards pursuing healthy habits for bad days, no matter what it is, you will notice an increase, big or small, positively in the way you’re feeling.
Check out more things you can try on bad mental health days, at these links!
Thanks for reading.