Bad Days, Blah Weeks, and Believing In Yourself

Sup, guys! I feel like I really shouldn’t keep the formal intros with y’all, since I think we’re past that stage now. Hopefully, all of you have had a good week! My week has been loooong and I am very happy to embrace the weekend. For this week’s post, I wanted to talk about bad days. (And this has nothing to do with the week I’ve had, not at all.)

Bad days. We all have them, right? Everyone’s initial reaction is to say yes, but it’s not actually what everyone believes. Most people tend to be way too hard on themselves and don’t accept that everyone goes through the same thing. And there’s always those stupid motivational posters that say, “Without the bad days, we could never appreciate the good days.” Whether or not that’s true, no one wants to experience bad days, because, quite obviously, they suck.

And the most annoying part of bad days is that they always come out of nowhere. Sometimes, if one thing goes wrong, the whole day feels ruined. At other times, several things seem to end in disaster and make a whole day feel terrible. So, is there a way to ‘cure’ crummy days?

Truth is, there really isn’t. You have to just live through it, and as depressing as it sounds, you need to remember that these sort of vulnerabilities we all have truly connect us, and that’s why it’s so important to support one another through the crazy journey of life. And to be able to do that, we need to see past ourselves and our own insecurities and notice others around us that need the same help we do. That way, we can help each other and make the bad days just a bit brighter.

With bad days, the best way to deal with them and get through them is to pretend like you’re dealing with another person. We are all much harder on ourselves than we are on other people, and once we stop expecting such high standards from ourselves, we can prevent having bad days frequently. As if you were trying to comfort a good friend of yours, tell yourself things to reassure yourself and make you feel more confident in your abilities. Pep talks go a long way and do have the power to change one’s mood if done effectively enough.

And remember, talking to people you trust is also super beneficial. I know I mention talking openly about your problems with others a lot, but that’s only because I find it very important to leading life in a way that makes you the happiest you can be. Ranting or stating your problems aloud can additionally help you find the root of all your problems which you can then work towards fixing. Doing all of these doesn’t make all your bad days disappear, but they do help tremendously.

That’s all for this week, guys! Hope this post helped in some way and hope y’all have a great weekend!

This is Wannabe Philosopher, signing off. Til next week, folks. *finger guns*

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