How To Embrace Your Bad Days

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We all have them whether they last a day, a week, or a few months, bad days happen to the best of us. And you know what? That’s okay. It’s a normal part of life and you should be having a bad day or two every now and then. As a perfectionist, I find it hard to accept that I can’t always be perfect, or positive, or do the right thing. Some days I get overwhelmed, stressed out, or upset and I just don’t want to look on the bright side. All I want to do is eat Ben & Jerry’s while watching Friends in my pajamas all day (to be fair, I do that even on good days)

If you’re having a bad day, here are some things to remember that can help you embrace your bad days:

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Your Emotions Deserve To Be Felt

Sadness, bitterness, vulnerability, anger and any other emotion you may feel on a bad day deserves to be felt. Like all emotions, the only way you can pass throughย them is to experience them fully and to let yourself completely feel what it is you need to feel. These emotions are not unworthy or too negative to be embraced. With the good comes bad, and growing through such experiences are the very reason these emotions exist!

You Don’t Always Have To Be Positive

You’re in no way expected to be positive 24 hours a day, every day, regardless of what is happening. You don’t always need to look on the bright side, or stay positive when you’re feeling down. There are days where I feel like I should be positive and help lift up those around me, but it’s just not my day. You can’t force yourself to be happy and encouraging at all times. You shouldn’t have to disregard your feelings in fear of looking weak or negative because embracing a bad day and everything that comes with it takes courage! Be sad, cry, and feel what you have to feel.

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You’re Doing Your Best

You may not feel like your best is enough which is why you may feel disappointed in yourself, but just remember that you’re doing your best. Things may not be going according to plan- but do they ever?! That’s the thing about life- it never goes the way we planned, and often our grand expectations aren’t met. Be gentle with yourself and remember that you are brave for always trying- you are in no way a failure for trying. Life is unpredictable, and it’s much too short to sweat the small stuff.image

Countย Your Blessings

When things seem dull, grey or confusing, remember all that is going right.ย Think of all of the things, people, and memories you’ve been blessed with in this lifetime, and remember that these bad days are fleeting, and pass by just as quickly and suddenly as they came. You’ve had them before and you’ll have them again, but they are only temporary and good things are yet to come!

 

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  • just came across your blog and I love it!! you give such wonderful advice โ™ฅ
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Selina, you’re so kind! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I used to get mad at myself for having a bad day but I realised that’s the worst thing you can do. Like you said they are part of life & we need to accept the fact that not all of our days will be filled with happiness and sunshine. Also I feel like bad days make us appreciate the good ones even more ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

    • Diana Maria

      I used to do the same Sara. I’m glad you’ve realized how to accept those days, and you are right, they do make the wonderful things that much better ๐Ÿ™‚

  • i loved reading this! we really have to patience with ourselves, we make mistakes, we have bad days but we never give up.<3

    xx from Brighton
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    • Diana Maria

      Thank you love! I couldn’t agree more, patience can be hard to achieve especially when it comes to ourselves, but is something we could all use ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This was such a lovely read! A great reminder to have patience and enjoy what we have in our lives, who is in our lives, and where we are in our lives.

    Thank you for this post!
    C | http://thisgirlc.blogspot.ca/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you so much for reading Charlotte!

  • IN LOVE WITH THIS POST! Hate bad days and these tips are great to combat them when you feel like you cant!

    a life of a charlotte

    x

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Charlotte!

  • Isabelle Collins

    I absolutely adore this post, on my bad days I normally just end up lounging in bed feeling sorry for myself but I realise that that’s not the way to go x

    http://www.taintedblues.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Isabelle! I tend to do that as well sometimes, it’s better to relax and let yourself clear your mind on days like that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • millieerosee

    aw I loved reading this and found it so relatable, nice to hear more realistic things sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚ x x

    millieerosee.blogspot.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Millie I’m glad you enjoyed this post ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lauren Louvaine

    Very nice, positive post. And I love the photos with it <33

    XO http://www.laurenlouvaine.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Lauren!

  • Diana, your posts keep getting better and better! You are a person that has such a nice and good vibe. I don’t need to know you in person to know that you are someone that I would love to have as a friend, seriously I love how you talk about how it’s okay to have days when you just want to eat ice cream and stay in pijamas, sometimes we all need to take a break from everything. Lately I’ve been a little overwhelmed about a lot of things and I think I should take a day to sleep in, eat ice cream and watch Netflix without any regrets! Thanks for writing this post! xx
    Ana

    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

    • Diana Maria

      Aw, thank you so much Ana, you always know how to make my day with your kind words! I’m always so happy to receive your positivity and your thoughtful messages, it’s so great to have an online friend as lovely as you! I hope you feel better and back to your old self soon, if you ever need anything I’m always here! Those lazy days can be such a great way to relax and recoup ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aelin

    this post is so amazing and yeah I can’t agree more we can’t have always a good day, bacause we stop appreciate the good one
    galantosfun

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Aelin, I think so too!

  • Amazing post! You said everything so well. Even tho I am all about positivity and happy life, I do think that we all need few days in a year where we aren’t all happy and sunshine. We need to get a good cry out and then proceed with our life ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you so much Leta! I agree, those days can actually help us feel motivated again! I’m glad you enjoyed this post love ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m always having a bad hair day lol! Thanks for this pot ๐Ÿ™‚

    X Hayley

    http://mydebeauvoirdiaries.com/my-instagram-outfits/

  • Hazel Jane

    I completely agree with this post – so nicely written. We have to feel some sadness in order to appreciate the happy times ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • I tend to suppress sadness because it tends to be looked down upon, but it definitely needs to be experienced. I’ve found that when I allow myself to feel sad instead of just pushing it away or distracting myself with other things, I actually feel a lot better afterwards. It’s almost cleansing in a way.

    Minimalist Gal