5 Science-Based Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

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You wake up tired and grumpy. You don’t want to get out of bed but you have to. You drag yourself out…

Here are 5 ways science says you can turn around a bad day:

1. Bedroom Dance Party

Turn on a great song and jump around your room.

You’ll get some cardio exercise and studies show that dance improves mood, increases white matter in the brain (this slows memory loss) and reduces anxiety.

Here’s a silly video of one my morning dance parties to inspire you…



2. Lie in the Grass or Walk Barefoot

Lying on the grass or walking barefoot can reduce stress and improve your sleep according to studies on the practice of earthing.  Earthing is making direct contact with the surface of the earth by walking barefoot, sleeping outside or lying on the ground.

So get outside for a minute and take off your shoes!!

3. Drink Water

This one is pretty obvious but it’s easy to forget. If you’re grumpy, you might just be dehydrated.

According to this study, even mild dehydration can affect your mood negatively. And there are countless others on the positive affects of being properly hydrated!

Pour yourself a glass and you’ll be feeling better in no time!


4. Watch A Cat Video

They’ve finally done a study on the impact of cat videos on your health!!

And apparently they increase your memory and improve your mood!!

So give yourself permission to watch a couple of incredibly cute animal videos on a bad day…


5. Say No!

When you take on too much, you get stressed. And studies show that stress can lead to both depression and insomnia.

So you gotta learn to say no more!!

And that’s the exact reason I created this simple guide that lays out the:

  • How to easily identify what you need to say no to
  • 3 different options on how to take it off your plate

You deserve more good days. You deserve more energy. You deserve more time.

You in?



Take care of yourself!!

Bryn Bamber
Career Burnout Coach
The Courage Compass

Author: Bryn Bamber

Career Coach Bryn Bamber helps people like you find a career that’s aligned with your goals. Her Burnout to Brilliance program teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. Start today with your FREE Checklist: Decrease Stress and Get an Hour of Your Day Back! Get it here - tinyurl.com/getanhourback. Learn more about Bryn & the Burnout to Brilliance program at www.brynbamber.com.

One thought on “5 Science-Based Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day”

  1. That’s a neat post. #5 is probably the most “controllable” – most of us are all very poor at knowing our limits and being able to say No. It is something you have to really have a good handle on personally. Thanks for sharing.

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