Many times, we face this situation when we have a bad start to a day. If we had a late night out, there was a commotion outside or someone was ill in the family, the start of the morning is not smooth. We keep snoozing our alarm and try to make up for the disturbed sleep, but then work is waiting to be attended. This causes a lot of irritation and frustration; we sense that the day is gone. It is going to be an unproductive day as we are not going to achieve the targeted task.

This happens with all of us when we just do not have a good start to morning and we start feeling dejected since morning. Not only your morning but the day is also being perceived as bad. This way we see that everyone has a bad day now and then. You only have two choices: you can either ride it out or do something to turn the day around. A time machine isn’t an option, but there are plenty of tactics you can apply to put your day on a more satisfying path.

But, if this is a concurrent issue with you, you can start your day with a good, long, hot shower which will relax your muscles and you will feel energized. The sensation of the water on your skin can change your mood and perspective. It will certainly snap you out of any thoughts about a rough start to the day.

Phone a friend for some stimulating talk. Speak with a friend. I am sure you have a friend that can help cheer you up. He will certainly work magic on your senses.

You can consider eliminating some of your tasks from your schedule. Determine the least significant thing on your schedule and drop it. Once a day gets started on the wrong foot, accomplishing everything on your to-do list can be a daunting task. Rescheduling your day will help.

Better still, play some music to feel even better. You already know which song always makes you smile. Listen to it.  Create a playlist of songs that you can listen to at a moment’s notice. Keep them handy. Your cell phone might be the perfect storage location.

If time permits, you can go for a walk or run or do some exercises indoors. This way you will get your blood pumping and your lungs working. Exercise elevates your endorphins. If you do not overdo it, you’re bound to have a more positive perspective on your day.

Playing with your pets is another great way to lift your spirits. Their unconditional love will cheer you up.

Now, comes the most important activity, eating or enjoying food. When your day seems to be going for a toss, you want to go binge pleasure. But it is not advisable. Opt for a small and nutritious snack comprising juices, cut fruits, porridge, Nutri bars, etc. Do not make your bad day an excuse for desserts, ice creams, or candy bars, but a few small proportions might be the solution to your bad day. Healthy snacks are great by providing your body with fuel you may be missing and drawing your focus to your sense of taste to change your mood.

Finally, meditate, which has become a popular stress solution. Many large companies are even adding meditation rooms to the workplace. Regular meditation can greatly uplift your mood and strengthen your focus.

In between, you can undertake the most important chores which you had scheduled like some office work, banking, school visit, visiting an ailing relative, or an important office meeting. You can prioritize the way you want to plan your day or choose those things which you have been postponing for a long. This will give you immense satisfaction and happiness. You can try some retail therapy by shopping in a street side market or a mall for yourself or your dear ones and surprise them. This way you can make your day more accomplished and you will overcome the regret of landing on a bad day.

As your day was full of activity, maybe not the way you slated it to be, you can grab a book of your choice that you have been planning to read. If you are a fiction lover, choose fiction to soothe your senses. The book reading will transcend you into a different world and you will feel relaxed.

If any activity can be singled out which can radically transform your life for the positive, it would be reading. It is often said that readers are leaders. This is true. According to a recent article by Business Insider, “85% of rich people read two or more education, career-related, or self-improvement books per month, compared to 15% of poor.”

That cannot be just a coincidence. Not all successful people practice the same habits. But reading is probably the only habit that almost every high-achiever shares.

This way you will be able to salvage your bad start to a day, so try these and be happyHo.