A Bad Day – How to Deal With It?

Our lives represent a succession of good and bad days. Sometimes, there are days that seem to go wrong from morning to night and we often tend to yield to a state of despair. It is generally believed that if a day starts badly, it is likely to continue in the same line, which makes you want to hide for the rest of it somewhere so that negative occurrences avoid you. But you can’t run away from the day, you have to learn how to cope with such moments. This article will try to present some solutions that might enable you to face “bad days”.

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown

Having a struck of bad luck usually involves experiencing disturbing or upsetting feelings that can be classified into the following categories:

  • sad (depression),
  • mad (anger, jealousy) and
  • bad (anxiety, fear).

Their intensity can be so great that your entire level of functioning is affected. In these situations, you have to regain your focus and move on. If the degree to which you experience negative feelings has become severe, you might need some professional help provided by psychologists, social workers, or psychiatrists.

And One of the keys to sadness is a good memory.
🙂 off course – ME 🙂

Cognitive restructuring is one method to deal with negative emotions. This approach was devised by psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis and psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Beck, both having worked independently. The conception that “you are what you think” lies at the core of this theory. The technique of cognitive restructuring implies that one figures out how to fight against or refuse cognitive distortions. These represent the series of thoughts that you tell yourself relative to a person or situation, especially one that is troubling. These irrational conceptions have to be replaced with more accurate or beneficial thoughts. According to this theory, the dysfunctional emotions and behaviors are caused by unrealistic and unhealthy beliefs. Haven’t you come across persons that tend to see the empty half of the glass? Such individuals are prone to adopt a “blacker” perspective on things. Cognitive restructuring has proven efficient in cases when people resolved unhealthy feelings like stress, procrastination, social anxiety, impulsiveness or low self-regard.

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~ by UTS on August 21, 2010.

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