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

I work with big hearted people who want to make a positive impact in the world. The only problem is: -Your career isn’t working -You wake up some days and don’t want to get out of bed -You’re stressed about paying the bills Career Coaching in the Forest teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. A life where you wake up to feeling a sense of purpose and easily pay the bills. I teach you how to approach making a career change in a way that is fun, easy and gets results :). I have over a decade of experience in the field of education and during my four years at an educational non-profit I hired enough contract staff to know what employers want and DON’T WANT in the job application process. So why did I start this? When I was 24, I was overwhelmed by my job working with vulnerable youth and fell apart. I moved to a yoga centre for 2 years to put myself back together. There I figured out what I was messing up at work and became a yoga and meditation teacher. Career Coaching in the Forest will help you to see the mistakes you’re making without having to move to a yoga centre! And use meditative practices to help you see where you need to go. I know exactly what it feels when something’s not right in your career and now I love helping others to make changes so their lives can become full of meaning and purpose again and so that you can make lots money too ;). Start today: get my Free Resource: Land Your Dream Job Checklist here - tinyurl.com/dreamjobchecklist And above all else, please go for your dreams. Your life has meaning. You are here for reason. Find out what it is and when you do put all you that you got towards it! Talk soon! Bryn To learn more go to www.couragecompass.org

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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