We all have our bad days, sad days, mad days..... the ones we would like to forget forever and leave behind.
Looking back on my own truly difficult,overwhelming days (and there's been quite a few) I realise now that I usually could have made things a bit (sometimes much) easier on myself at the time IF I had stepped back and tried to put some coping strategies into practise at the time.
Recently, I found this excellent post over at the Positivity Blog with some workable suggestions for chilling out and taking a "step back" on those bad days.
I think I'll keep this information handy when another bad day arrives. And they will, whether we like to think about them or not. Perhaps a little pre-planning is the way to go. I know I'm trying harder these days to "deal with it and move on" and to really put things into perspective and not dwell on what I can't change at any given time and do what I can to make things better, when I can.
What coping strategies do you find helpful on difficult days?
When it's time to "chill out" it can be difficult but it's so important not to let the stress of any situation impact our health if at all possible.