I think it’s quite easy for it to look like I have my shit together. When I post on my blog or social media channels it’s all full of pretty flowers, pre-planned outfits and a make-up caked face. Back to reality however, I’m a human being, and I still have down days even though I don’t necessarily share much of it to you all.
On Tuesday, I had a really shit day. Loads of things went wrong, but basically work was crap, I nearly fainted an hour before the end of my shift and I was on the cusp of a panic attack and collapsing at my desk. I had a throbbing migraine all afternoon (after only having one the previous evening) and I had a meltdown about life and money (or lack thereof, of both). There was probably more stuff going on too that I can’t even remember, but the moral of the story is, my day was frickkkkin awful.
It happens to us all.
We all have our down days, and at that moment in time it does feel like it’s the end of the world and you’ll never survive. Of course, you wake up the next day usually feeling alright and once you’ve had a coffee you look back and think ‘did I overreact?’ or ‘did I REALLY need to be that sad and stressed?’. I think it’s perfectly ok to have those bad days, because would we really be human if we didn’t?
I woke up on Wednesday feeling pretty exhausted, but I forced myself to have a ‘get on with it and you’ll be alright’ attitude, and by the end of the day I was migraine-free, stress-free and I hadn’t cried all day. HOORAY for me, right!?
I didn’t just wake up and automatically feel fine – I think I just have the right tools to deal with my bad day. And it doesn’t involve singing a sad song to turn it around #DannyB.
GO TO BED EARLY
What’s the point in continuing your shit day any longer? Get a belter of a sleep and you’ll wake up feeling a bit more refreshed.
EAT YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST
I usually have a really dull breakfast everyday, but if you want to start your day off on a good note then treat yourself to something a bit different. I vote pop tarts.
NICE OUTFIT, NICE MAKE-UP
Not essential, but I went into work wearing this outfit (well, swap the leather jacket with a black blazer) and I felt like an absolute badass. I wore high-coverage foundation so I looked less spotty, and I made sure I had enough time to wash and fully style my hair the way I like it.
NAIL YOUR ATTITUDE
So yesterday you had a bad day, but is today going to be better? YES it is. The more you tell yourself you’ll have a good day, the more likely it is that you will. Even if things are still crap from the day before, push your mind onto other things and focus on things that bring you some happiness.
In the middle of the day take a few minutes to sit outside and just breathe. During the midst of my faint/panic episode on Tuesday I went and sat outside to just CHILL OUT, and I felt better after like 2 minutes. Having some air outside of the office (or wherever you are) will give you a much needed screen break, and you can soak up some sun while you’re at it (hellooo Spring!). If your manager says you can’t have a break then tell ’em it’s your right!
EAT AND DRINK PLENTY
One thing that happens when I’m stressed is I tense up, and I actually use up loads of energy by grinding my teeth and clenching my fists (not because I’m gonna throw punches, it’s just something I do lol). After a couple of hours you can get low blood sugars which can make you feel anxious, so keep up with the odd snack!
I feel like I’m always the only one who has a bad day. All you ever see is the good side of people’s lives, and that whole ‘jealousy’ thing comes in when you continuously see people on holidays, or just out and about while you’re stuck inside moping around with your cat and a throbbing headache. But I look back now and think ‘well, of course I’m not the only one who has bad days, you donut’ – and it’s something I really need to remember when I’m having one of those days.
“Some days are just hard, but there’s always hope in tomorrow”
SHOP MY OUTFIT
Tee – ASOS
Leather Jacket – New Look
Skirt – River Island (in the sale!)
Shoes – c/o Ravel
Bag – c/o Radley
So a little life lesson to you all is that not everyone on the internet will always be what you think behind the scenes. We all have bad days and good days, but I don’t fancy sharing my rubbed off make-up and old pyjamas on social media. It’s ok to have bad days, and the attitude you have afterwards will determine whether they continue or not. Guys and gals – YOU GOT THIS.
** c/o shows items gifted to me but all items are chosen and styled by yours truly!