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So,You've Had a Bad Day...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

We all have them..those days where nothing is going right...when you just do not feel like sparkling at all.

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1. Figure out why you are unhappy and do something about it. If your bad day is stress-related, unburden your mind from the things that you are worrying about. Sometimes, just making an action list of the things you need to do will alleviate the stress that is weighing you down. Plan ahead so you can break bigger projects down into smaller steps.

2. Have a regular fitness routine. Physical fitness and well-being go hand in hand. Taking care of your body will help. Drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated. Eat a balanced and nutritious diet. What we put in our body is fuel for dealing with all of life's demands, including stress.

3. Talk to someone who cares. Venting our feelings out loud can help us put things in proper perspective. Choose more positive people to support you. Negative people breed more negativity. Write down your feelings so you are paying attention to the things that trigger a negative response in your life. Pay attention to those personal issues that need your attention instead of delaying or avoiding a response.

4. Avoid destructive emotional responses such as overeating or turning to caffeine, drugs and alcohol , smoking and other addictions. Instead of choosing things that will only add to your stress you can try meditation, reading a good book, taking a nature walk, listening to music, relaxing or drinking some caffeine-free herbal tea.

5. Bring yourself to a clearing place in your mind. Focus yourself so that you are not regurgitating negative thoughts throughout your day. Your unhealthy thoughts should pass through your body like a truck-stop burrito. If there is no nutrition from the thoughts you are thinking; then eat some healthier food for thought. Remain mindful during your day and turn your negative thoughts into realized actions of a person who has found a positive outlook and self-empowerment.

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I hope you all are having a really good day & remember to let your Spark Shine!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 5/31/2013 11:26PM

    Great blog thanks for sharing.

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SHARON10002 5/31/2013 8:26AM

    What a great way to begin the weekend!! Yes, I'm behind on my reading, but am catching up! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 5/27/2013 3:18PM

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GK1963 5/27/2013 11:15AM

    Thanks for making me smile. I need to remember the "truck stop burrito" when I am feeling this way.

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GABIBEAR 5/27/2013 12:19AM

    Great going Sami!

Thanks for the smiles! I hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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JANIEWWJD 5/27/2013 12:16AM

    Thank you, I needed that!!!!! emoticon

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S3XYDIVASMOM 5/26/2013 11:13PM


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FUNNYFLOWER1 5/26/2013 10:50PM

    Very Nice Blog Sammy... emoticon

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JESSICABOOTY 5/26/2013 10:33PM

    Reading your blogs always gives me a lift! I like the cats turning the frown upside down. Have a patriotic Memorial Day!
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2HAMSDIET 5/26/2013 10:25PM

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1CRAZYDOG 5/26/2013 9:27PM

    I had to LOL reading the advice to " . . . let unhealthy thoughts pass through your body like a truck-stop burrito." LOL That's definitely a good analogy!

Well, you got MY frown turned upside down!

HUGS and thanks as always for the great advice and the humor.

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MADAMES 5/26/2013 7:46PM

    "Negative thoughts should pass through your body like a truck stop burrito"...that is a quotable quote if I ever heard one!

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ASILLA 5/26/2013 7:28PM

    Thank-you for posting :) I really needed this today.

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BARBARAROSE54 5/26/2013 6:58PM


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KELTIC-CARA 5/26/2013 4:25PM

    What a wonderful start to the day, your blogs are always so inspiring


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    Have a wonderful Sunday, Beautiful!!!!

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GRNDMOM43 5/26/2013 2:36PM

    emoticon emoticon I needed that!

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CONNIER64 5/26/2013 2:25PM

    emoticon so much Sami! You are always so inspiring!You are one of the many reasons I emoticon I hope my Internet issues resolve soon cause I miss being able to track my food and it's showing emoticon emoticon

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DLDMIL 5/26/2013 1:20PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SULLYL28 5/26/2013 1:07PM

    Great suggestions!

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