When you have a bad day, you might find that you want to grab a drink or eat something unhealthy. But these are not healthy habits to have. A better option is to work on yourself care activities, which can make you feel better and will be good for you at the same time.
Watch Something Funny
Before anything else, pray. It is easy to want to come up with other coping mechanisms, instead of taking it to the Father’s feet. Remember He holds it all in His hands. Take it to His feet and meditate on His word. Find a scripture that speaks TRUTH into your circumstances and focus on that. Let Him do the rest.
One of my favorites is: God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
Another good one is: God works ALL THINGS together for the good of those who love Him.
Watch Something Funny
Don’t underestimate the power of laughing! If you are having a terrible day, find a way to watch TV or a movie that makes you laugh. Avoid action, drama, and other genres that might make you feel miserable by the end. Binge watch your favorite comedy on Netflix, or turn on the TV to try something new. Laughing is extremely healing and can quickly change your mood even after the very worst of days.
Get Out of the House
Some people prefer staying inside and watching Netflix for self care, while others already spend a lot of time indoors. If this is you, then getting out to socialize and meet up with friends might be a better option. When you find yourself doing nothing but working and going home, you may simply need another outlet. Try meeting co-workers for drinks after work or calling up a sister or cousin to have a girl’s night out. Get a little bit out of your comfort zone and it can be very good for you.
Spend More Time with Friends and Family
As mentioned briefly in the previous section, spending more time with your loved ones can be great for self care. Many people think being alone is the only way to take care of themselves and relieve stress, but sometimes the best thing for you is being around others. Think about your daily lifestyle and what tends to stress you out. You might find that you feel worse when you are constantly alone, but your mood seems to lift on happy hour night or when visiting your best friend. This is a good sign that what you really need is to get out and spend more time with others.