It’s a bad day, don’t beat yourself up.

It’s a bad day, not a bad life.


Sometimes we can all feel that life is against us and nothing will get better, but it will. Life can seem impossible and like we’re drowning even though we’re above the surface. 

Learning that it’s only today that’s a bad day can really benefit your mental and physical health. Telling yourself ”it’s a bad day, not a bad life” is an optimistic way to seeing things differently.

There’s a lot of pressure to put on a mask and be ‘happy’, even when deep down you’re begging for someone to notice how unhappy you are, and how you really just want someone to wrap their arms around you and tell you it’s going to be okay.

I think more so YP find it difficult to talk to others, they have the constant fear that their parents will find out, or they’ll end up sectioned in one way or another. It’s why now, I will personally help YP because they deserve someone to care about how they’re feeling and to know when they’re not okay.

My friend, Jane always tells me ”you don’t need to think about tomorrow, just today, it will always be today” which, she is right. Even at midnight it’s not tomorrow, it’s today. Take it one step at a time, and if one step is too much, take it a hour, a minute, or a second at a time, whatever is easier for you. 

It’s okay, not to be okay. – Jessie J

A quote I think everyone should know, and hopefully already does! It really is okay not to be okay, no one can be okay 100% of the time, and I think we all know it’s hard to try and be happy even though we’re not. If you’re feeling down, having a crappy day or even feel like you just want to hide from the rest of the world, that’s okay. Take time for YOU to recharge yourself, to look after yourself and to make sure your mental and physical health is okay. 

When you’re having a bad day, remember it DOES get better. Make a list of things to do when you’re having a bad idea, for example:

  • Take a nap
  • Make a brew
  • Watch your favourite TV programme/DVD
  • Listen to music
  • Talk to a close friend
  • Go for a calming walk
  • Read a book

Take positive steps to remind yourself that it will ALWAYS be today. 


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