How to Get Over a Bad Day
Google the title of this article and you’ll be met with a load of bunk about how having a bath, eating good food, and talking with a friend can help. Ignore all that. Here’s what you really need to do to overcome a bad day:
Listen to the worst music you can think of.
No, not “Bad Day.” That song will summon the demons of hell, and you don’t really want the end of the world, do you? Think Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me,” or maybe one of the lesser known Journey songs. If you can stand it, some Avril Lavigne might also be good.
Take a long shower.
Wash all that disgusting oil off your skin and dry up the aquifer to boot by taking as long a shower as humanly possible. If you had a really bad day, you can even sit there in the cold water and shiver your butt off. Don’t forget to refuse to use soap or shampoo to get anything actually clean.
God invented alcohol for bad days—we all know that. He also invented bartenders, who can tell when you’re down and have their “Bad day?” face at the ready. Be sure to only order drinks on the rocks and stare straight ahead as you sip, wince, and slam the glass down on the bartop.
Shut down and refuse to do anything.
You work all the damn time, why should you work more to feel better? The universe should just be on your side, dangit. Let it do the work. Feel free to sit on your couch and stare into nothingness. Let the anger and pain consume you. Be sure to refuse to uncross your arms or unscrunch your face.
By following these simple steps, you should experience the catharsis necessary to tackle the horrors of tomorrow. And don’t forget, trying to be positive is just going to make you feel worse. Always take time to vent all your frustrations into an inappropriate social post and remember to slam doors whenever possible. Make sure that bad day knows how bad it is!
Hope this helps. Feel free to share your tips in the responses.
Rachel Wayne is a writer and artist based in Orlando, FL. She is an average human doing her best to not throttle herself for choosing to be a writer.