Bad Day Friday

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
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Sometimes, life throws unexpected situations at us, and it is difficult to think about anything else but the bad things that we are going through. However, during these situations, we might want to find a way to feel better and move forward. So, what do we have to do to change our perspective? Though the answer can be different for every person, here are some suggestions.

1. Think about what you are grateful for.

Make a list of the things in your life that bring you happiness. This can be anything as small as the flower outside your window to something as big as your supportive friends and family. Think about all of the good things that occupy your day-to-day life and embrace them.

2. Give back to others.

Concentrate less on what you are going through and help someone else out. Offer a listening ear to a friend in need. Donate items to a local non-profit or offer advice to your siblings. Open your eyes and ears to the situations that others around you are going through and do what you can to assist them with their endeavors.

3. Write.

Write down your feelings. Write down your barriers and find a way in your writing to overcome these things. The cool part about writing is that you can usually twist the story to work in your favor, so by writing things out, you might find that you have a sense of relief and a clearer idea on how to overcome the negative things that are bothering you.

Everyone has bad days, but sometimes putting things into perspective can help. So, embrace the things that you have, give back to others, and express your feelings. Maybe, in the end, you will find out that you feel better than you did in the beginning.

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