Bad Days and how to beat themTuesday, 17 January 2012
|When a bramble bush won.|
Sometimes it's just better to just give in to a bad day. You know when you're in one. Everything is going wrong, mistakes come thick and heavy, poor decisions are made and you keep banging into that table. At some point, it's clear that things are just not going to get better.
I find at that moment, it's best to say "Fuck it". Go back to bed, order a Chinese and watch Parks and Recreation on a loop until everything seems better again.
Don't try and make it all better - you'll fail. Anything you do try to do will be cursed, for this is a Bad Day. Give it a valiant effort, but then admit defeat.
What also helps at this point is remembering that however shit a time you're having, someone out there is getting a worse deal. You lose a big contract at work? Someone's leg has just fallen off. You get dumped? Someone gets home to catch their husband and brother in bed. You don't get paid on time? Someone is killed by a herd of elephants. Someone, somewhere, is always worse off.
When this is clear in your head, it's time to follow the advice of the personal trainer in I Used To Be Fat. I caught this episode earlier today, when I'd almost succumbed to the Bad Day. He said the following wise words...
"Tomorrow will be a better day. And if you don't believe that yourself right now, believe me when I say it."
Thanks, personal trainer from I Used To Be Fat. I needed that.
Of course, I don't think you'd advise me to go to bed, eat Chinese food and watch Parks and Recreation for the rest of the night, but that's what I'm advising myself. And then tomorrow will be a better day. For it will begin with leftover Chinese food.