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?
— Sugar Scientist (@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 (@NollieBear) March 15, 2016
Your workload feels endless,
i've got so much work to do rn that I'm fully regretting ever leaving my mums womb
— Zach Summerfield (@zachsummerfield) March 13, 2016
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
— ️ (@PsychoticSass) 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.
i love making to do lists and writing diaries c it's the most productive way to procrastinate
— jess leppington (@jessy_froo) March 9, 2016
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 (@Gaylilare) March 7, 2016
And remember all the times you’ve had bad days before (but got through them!)
This just hasn't been the best week but I'll get through it ✊?
— Eli 3000 (@itsWhitneyShian) March 17, 2016
…and don’t forget all your achievements and successes.
I've been so productive today I'm proud of myself
— Jem (@trvshking) 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.