David Falor Flowers

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10 Expert-Approved Ways To Turn Around A Crappy Day The worst part of having an off day is the sour mood that inevitably comes along with it. Your emotional state becomes less about the critique from your boss or the tiff with your spouse but about everything. It seems like the whole universe is out to get you by the end. Or at least it can feel that way. 1. Embrace your bad mood. It sounds counterintuitive, but try accepting the fact that you’re in a terrible state. Doing so will actually make the negative perception of the day go away faster, according to Mark Aoyagi, director of sport and performance psychology and associate professor at the University of Denver. “We’re a lot better off just accepting and acknowledging where we’re at, as opposed to trying to change it,” Aoyagi told HuffPost. 2. Take advantage of your bad day by tackling a task. “There [are] a lot of tasks where being in a bad mood or sort of having negative emotions can actually be quite useful,” Aoyagi said. It’s true: Research suggests that people who feel sad perform better at detail-oriented tasks and negotiate more effectively than their happy counterparts. Put your emotions to use by finishing a home project or tackling your work inbox. 3. Consider how you may have played a part in the day’s outcome.

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