What then do we do when we're just feeling a little icky, dull and irritable?
When I have such a day, I like to
do as little as possible.
That's right... I schedule a little off day and reduce all the activities I've had planned. If I'm not having a good day, chances are I'm not going to enjoy my run, or that I won't feel like cooking, cleaning... and forcing myself will just make my day so much worse. Sometimes, it's better to let things be. You know what your body needs, and if it's a day off from routine, so be it!
do a little yoga or meditation or both.
While I cut down on anything intense and heavy, some restorative yoga always helps to calm and centre me a little. Focussing on breath just helps me put everything else out of my mind, and when you're having a crappy day, there's nothing worse than having your mind burdened by everything that's gone wrong!
read/ look at something that makes me smile.
Reddit /aww. Need I say more? Just have a quick browse and tell me is your day not better already?
brighten up the house.
Open windows, blinds, make sure the sun is streaming into your home. Nothing feeds a bad mood more than bad lighting.
When I have such a day, I also try not to
take it out on others.
So easy to do. I always take a few deep breaths if something's irking me, especially if I know I'm in a bit of a mood. Nothing makes me feel more guilty than snapping at an unfortunate friend/family member just because I'm having an off day.
sink too much into it.
It's easy to indulge in the mood and get sucked into feeling sorry for yourself. I have on many occasions played Brand New and Tori Amos on my media player non-stop while browsing PostSecret to actively make me sadder! (I know, I'm an emo kid!)
What do you do when you have an 'off' day?