How to conquer a bad day at work

Are you feeling stressed out and sulking to attend your boss? Are you feeling annoyed at everything around you? Are you frowning at the silliest jokes? If yes, then definitely you are having a bad day at work.

Want to know how you can cope up? Well then, read on.

Now that you have already punched your card at the door, booked your attendance and most importantly, your boss’s eyes have fallen on you, I presume that you are not escaping from your office anymore.

Everyone, including me, has tales of bad days at work. We can be whiny, we can start complaining about every minute thing, we can submit bad deliverable (and later hear the music from bosses  :P). All these are natural instincts when nothing feels right. The most important and difficult thing to do, at provoking times like these, is to cope up with the distressing feeling at your workplace and get back to normal.

Well, listed here are few things you can attempt to do to revive your mood when you are having trouble and just about to add another new story of your bad day at work.

Close your eyes for some time and think nothing

This helps. It really does. Free your mind of all the vexed and negative feeling and start afresh. You can do this only when you stop your vision and give your brain a break from being annoyingly judgmental. So, close those weary eyes and completely remove all kind of thoughts from your mind. You will feel lighter.

Close your eyes and take deep breaths

Deep breathing is a very good therapy to ease your stress. Take deep breaths and blow them out gently. Keep your eyes closed. When you take deep breaths, the process sends a signal to your brain which in turn sends a message to your body to relax. By practicing this, your anxiety will reduce and you will be able to relax.

Listen to music

Well, this is coming more from my personal experience. I listen to music, anything that suits my mood at that hour. This is an entertaining way to calm your nerves as you will get to enjoy the nice flavor of music. But be careful, do not listen to songs that make you sad; there will be an emotional explosion and you might find yourself in tears. Rather, listen to something that will pep you up or make your cheerful.

Make your brain work

Do anything that will keep your brain engaged. Try to solve a mathematical calculation, play Sudoku, solve puzzles, play tik-to game etc. You will eventually divert your thoughts from your bad day and will feel relaxed, or even victorious if you end up solving anything successfully.


The best way to express your bad day is doodling. Paint or write anything you feel. Trust me, when you will get back to normal, you will be amused at your talent and will chuckle in astonishment.

Take a walk

When you are irritable and not able to concentrate on work, there is no point in sticking to your chair. Get up and get moving. Take a walk, stroll along the alleys, climb the stairs, visit the washroom or cafeteria. Seeing happy and greeting faces on your way will calm you down.

Take your picture

I am sure that by now majority of the population is using the smart phone and clicking random selfies. So, why not now? Take your picture when you are having a bad day at the office. Believe me, you are going to hate those frowns on your face and will end up smiling. Nobody likes to have bad pictures of themselves. Some people can get extremely conscious about how comical they look when annoyed and will change the annoyed look on their faces.

Read jokes

Yes, go online and read anything that is funny. Read it alone and laugh. People will surely look with suspicion, but that hardly matters when you can have a good laugh and relax your mood.

Lastly, if none of the above is helping you out, make yourself some good, refreshing coffee.

This is an immediate mood enhancer and will regain your composure.

Nevertheless, out of all these thoughts, I wish that no one has to face bad days at work as we spend the majority of our days’ time there. Thus, here, I end my post with a happy note and wishing lots of happiness for my readers.


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