Every once in a blue moon, I have a day that sucks. Yes, even I, a California yogi who specializes in stress-reducing antidotes can turn into a spicy little firecracker in less than two seconds. Whenever I am having a rough time meeting my goals and throwing mini tantrums and self-pity parties, I am reminded that I am a normal human being. Usually during this time is when I realize my body and mind are in dire need of some TLC, or maybe I just need a cold bucket of water thrown at my face.
I hate having bad days. My hate list is relatively short: bad days and spiders.
Whenever, I find myself enraged while driving and wondering how some people managed to pass their driving test or looking through my long list of emails and never ending to-do list while rolling my eyes, worrying about my finances and career goals, or lusting for a soft chocolate chip cookie when I know I’m suppose to cut down on sugar, I either scream, cry, or laugh at my miserable moment. Because, it is a moment and the moment will pass. Having one bad day out of the month is sort of an accomplishment. There are loads of people who have it way worse on a daily basis.
So in honor of bad days and tantrums, today’s tips are all about how to deal with our selves when we are grumpy
1. RELEASE THE TENSION:
Scream, shout, and let it out! Having a mini tantrum can act as a stress reliever. Obviously, I would not recommend throwing one in public. We are not five years old, and even if we were I believe our parents raised us better than that. I throw my mini tantrums in the privacy of my car, in the shower, in my room, or in my head. Releasing negative energy is a good thing because once we accept that something is off balance, we can find a way to correct it and bring ourselves back to center.
2. CALL YOUR MOM/ BFF/PARTNER:
Vent! By venting to someone you trust, you can release thoughts that consume you and make room for improvement. Whenever I have a bad day, I call my mom. She usually never understands half of what I say, since I speak so fast when I am mad. But knowing that she’s there to sympathize and offer guidance makes me feel a lot better.
3. TAKE A SHOWER:
Not only will a shower clean your body, it will also clean your mind and leave you feeling refreshed. I get a lot of my ideas and emotions straightened out in the shower. Cold water cools me down, especially after an argument with my loved ones or a bad day I just want to forget. I’m no ice queen, so whenever I’m fuming I let the cold water run towards the end of my shower and stick my head under the shower head to gain a fresh perspective.
4. GO TO SLEEP:
If possible, go to sleep! Granted, there are some issues that need to be resolved right away, but If you are fortunate enough to not be in that predicament I would highly recommend snoozing away. Why? Because sleep is the best meditation. Sleep helps me feel and look better. Whenever I get a good night of sleep (which is often) I wake up feeling refreshed with a positive perspective and ready to take on the day.
I hope these tips help you when you’re grumpy and whenever you find yourself enraged remember that everything has a solution! Cheers to the good days!