- Melania Zilo
You Had a Bad Day, Now What?
How to get over it.
Sometimes, things happen and we end up (to put it simply) going through it. You may feel alone (you're not), or frustrated (that's okay). Remind yourself that it's not the end of the world... It's just a bad day. With that being said, here are some ways to remind yourself that life is actually pretty great.
Eat an orange in the shower (or just take a hot shower)
I honestly cannot confirm nor deny that peeling and eating an orange in the shower transcends happiness, but it's a thing and people are doing it. If there are no more oranges in your fridge, or you simply refuse to partake in this activity, you can do what I do and just stand there and cry (self care amirite ladies?).
Sit in your car and blast your all time favorite guitar solo.
We all have one. If you don't, now is the time to find one.
Call your favorite person. And if they don't answer, call your second favorite person.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do is talk to someone, but on the rare occasion that the thought of human interaction doesn't make every bone in your body cringe, call them up. It's easy to feel alone when you're down, so reaching out to someone you love and trust might make all the difference and serve as a reminder that someone out there cares about you.
something that makes you feel good, and your body say thank you.
Get that (vitamin) D
Whether it's laying out in the sand with a good book, going for a bike ride, or sipping your morning coffee (or matcha <3) on the patio for a change, spending time in the sun can instantly boost your mood, and give you that dose of serotonin you know your body needs. Just don't forget your SPF :)
Remember it's okay to not be okay. Allow yourself time and space to feel, heal, and recover from whatever you're going through. There are very few things we get to control in life, but the way we treat our body and mind happens to be one of them. Be gentle, show yourself love, and most of all, be patient.