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Unfortunately, we have those days— the days that seem to last forever, the days that nothing goes in our favor, and the days that you just want to throw your hands up and give up. But don’t… don’t ever give up! We get how easy it is to only see the bad things that are going on around us, but sometimes you just have to look up. Look up and see the sun, the fact that it’s shining… that’s one thing that’s going your way. Or the little lady that flashes a smile at you at the grocery store, that’s a positive. Shoot her a smile back; who knows what she’s going through! 

We could go on and on about the things that do go our way each day… even when we don’t see them. However, today we want to leave you with 5 life hacks that will help you turn your bad day(s) around: 

  1. Accept it. Accept that you aren’t having a stellar day but choose to make the best out of it. Decide that life is hard sometimes and bad things do happen, but that you’re going to give the day your best shot any way. Mentality is everything. 
  2. Put your mind on one task and make it your daily mission to conquer it. Completing tasks and marking items off a list make everyone feel good and accomplished. So why not focus on one thing and just get it done? You’ll feel better about one thing at least for the day. 
  3. Get outside. Ask a friend to go for a walk or take a stroll outside. Nothing makes your mind and body feel better than simply spending time outdoors and soaking up all that nature has to offer. Even if it’s for a bit, just go outside and breathe. Take several deep breaths and know that tomorrow truly is another day. 
  4. Visit the dog park or your local shelter. Nothing says “stress relief” like being surrounded by furry friends. Those furry friends that love you no matter what… that’s the kind of love you need to be surrounded by, especially on your bad days. 
  5. Find a glimmer of hope. Go back to the beginning of this post… the sun may be shining, someone at the store might have flashed you a smile… take what’s given to you and try to find the best in everything! 

Bad days will happen, but the next day is bound to be better! Chin up and remember how awesome youare and all of the little things in life that are going your way!