What to do when you’re having a bad day

Here’s the world’s best advice to getting over a day that just isn’t going your way. This is totally fool-proof, I promise. No gimmicks here.  Just follow my guide step-by-step and everything will turn around!

(Disclaimer: I in no way can actually guarantee a total overhaul of a bad day. I just happen to respond very well to lots of jumping around and sugar).

1. Go for a run



4 miles before work. My knees were achy all day! Must. foam. roll.

2. Drink lots of caffeine


Ps I know red bull is bad…it gave me a terrible stomachache and I only made it thru about 1/3 of the can

3. Text your friends and talk about how you wish you lived in a different time. Then laugh about how silly your college-educated best friend can be (love you, Meg!)

ImageImage4. Restock your fridge with tons of staples so you feel organized and ready to take on the week in a health-conscious way.


5. Take time to create a nutritious, hearty, delicious meal. Cooking is a form of meditation and relaxation for me.


Grilled bbq chicken, spring mix salad with homemade dressing (dijon, balsamic, olive oil and garlic), and sauteed zucchini

6. ………to make room for FROYO!


Too much in that cup to even describe. The most important part was that they had puppy chow as a topping.

7. Jump around for an hour until your head is pounding and your hair is all in knots.



Karate chop the blues away


Zman had the brilliant plan of going to Extreme Trampoline and bouncing around until they closed.  It was fantastic.  Endorphins are real, people.

Life is crazy.  Sometimes people let you down–sometimes you let yourself down. Trying to get started in a career is one of the most challenging things in the world.  But the more time I take to complain and dwell on it I might be missing out on more opportunities that could be just right for me. So tonight I ate chocolate and bounced around like an 8-year-old, and tomorrow I’ll wake up and try this whole grown-up thing again. I’ll be testing out a new recipe soon so keep an eye out for that!

Happy Monday!


  1. You could have stopped at #1: Go For a Run and that would have fixed my bad day, but I do like the idea of trampolining too! 🙂

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