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How To Cheer Yourself Up From A Bad Work Day

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We all have bad days from time to time. Getting past those bad days can be hard, but here are some ideas to do just that.

Step 1

Have Some Fun.

Get online and do a search for something free or inexpensive to do in your local area. Local newspapers usually have a "What's Going On" section. It can be as simple as taking a long drive into the net city to buy cup of coffee and read a book or going to the movies. A lot of city restaurants have Happy Hour, invite a friend or two to meet up and just socialize.

 
Step 2

Be Creative

Go to one of the paint it yourself type stores and spend an hour painting. You don't have to be a great artist to just zone out with world of colors within reach and sculptures, plates, cups and dishes just waiting to be painted.

 
Step 3

Be Creative

Go to one of the paint it yourself type stores and spend an hour painting. You don't have to be a great artist to just zone out with world of colors within reach and sculptures, plates, cups and dishes just waiting to be painted.

Decorate with flowers, write a poem or make a funny photo album with all those old wacky photos that are not right for framing.

It doesn't have to be good enough for a New York gallery, it jut has to be you and your creative outlet. Just doing these things will make you feel good.

 
Step 4

Be A Diva

Turn on your favorite music and sing the lyrics! Pull down the shades and dance until your exhausted. Rent a video on belly dancing (male or females can do this.) If you're in your car, you can still sing to the music. Go for it!

 
Step 5

Go To The Dog Park.

If you don't have your own dog, offer to your neighbor's dog. Better yet, become a volunteer at the local animal shelter (not rescue agency) and walk the pooches who have not found a home yet.


 

DO...

Sing loudly

Take a bubble bath

Enjoy your favorite comfort food

Make cookies & eat ten of them

DON'T...

Don't work extra late on a bad work day

Don't think about work

Don't beat yourself up over work

Don't start a new day with a bad day attitude