Why do bad days happen?
Life/Emotion/Consequences of yourPast/Luck
What goes on during a bad day?
Neurotransmitters affect the brain. Anchors trigger feelings. Expectations prepare us to feel bad. We tend to focus on negative thoughts. Our negative behaviour makes feel bad and then we can feel guilt, shame and anger etc. This is perpetuated by a lack of feeling of control so it becomes easy to blame thee environment or others.
Techniques to handle bad days
Start day with things that put you in a good frame of mind
Reframe the event:
When something bad happens ask for the positive meaning or learning from that
Reframing the time:
Bad days = Bad hours. Bad minutes… bunch of bad moments that we found a pattern in
Exercise, Massage, Food
Movie, Book, TV, Music
Give yourself a break and let yourself have a shitty day
Curse or punch or dance
Refuse to believe:
Listen to generalisations and beliefs that come at this point but refuse to believe them
Ask yourself: What is the most useful thing you need to do to achieve your goals?
Mindfulness n meditation
Positive psychology: gratitude journal, meaningful experiences
Tell yourself a different story