So you’re having a bad day. The bus was late, your hair just isn’t going right and you have an infinite to-do list. Although it may feel like there’s a rain cloud following you around your office, it’s something that we all have to deal with sometimes (unless you’re official job title is Cupcake Taster, then you’re never allowed a bad day.)
So you’re having a bad day…
There is someone in the gym kickboxing in a full on suit and tie. Bad day at work?
— Julie 🔬🔄🍰 (@SugarScientist) March 11, 2016
…you’re feeling low…
Bit of lurgy this week and cheese on toast always delivers when your feeling low. Women have Adele. Men have cheese on toast
— Christian O'Connell (@OC) March 16, 2016
Your boss is being extra annoying,
It's super annoying when my boss is in a bad mood
— Nohely Garcia (@_Noels) March 15, 2016
Your workload feels endless,
and you’re in the worst mood, EVER.
I literally HAVE to distance myself when I'm irritated or in a bad mood because I can become the most heartless person you'll ever meet
— PSYCHOBUTWORTHIT (@yourfavepsycho_) March 15, 2016
But you can turn it around!
If you're having a bad day just remember that it can only get better if you let it 🙂
— Leslie (@LeslieZvniga) March 16, 2016
Talk about it. A problem shared is a problem halved, after all – that’s what work friends are for.
You know when you're having a bad day and meet people who fix it, just by hanging out with you ? That.💐
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) March 17, 2016
Make a to-do list, and focus on each task individually.
If you’re in need of a pep talk, phone a close friend or partner who you know will support you…
Made it through the afternoon. Spoken to a friend who cheered me up and now on the sofa with my cat. 😊
— Bitofaworrier (@bitofaworrier) March 1, 2016
Leave the office and have a wander, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to take anything on
I bring shoes to change into to walk during my lunch break. Am I officially an old lady?
— Paige Peltier (@thepaigeturner2) March 15, 2016
Take a breather, and reflect on the reason why you’re having a bad day. You may realise there’s nothing to be grumpy about!
In difficult times, I like to temind myself that things could be worse. I could be in PE.
— Sheard Sheep (@delightphil) March 17, 2016
But remember to honour your feelings. You’re a human being and you’re allowed to have a bad day every so often…
I'm allowed to be in a bad mood sometimes thanks
— 𝒦𝒶𝓁𝑒𝒾 𝐵𝓊𝑔 (@Gaylilare) March 7, 2016
And remember all the times you’ve had bad days before (but got through them!)
…and don’t forget all your achievements and successes.
I've been so productive today I'm proud of myself
— david (@FENDlFAGG) March 7, 2016
Everyone has bad days at work, it’s natural!
But remember that you can always turn it around.
Any other tips you use to get through a bad day at work? Tweet us at @UndercoverRec with your ideas.