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Self Improvement, The 12 Steps to Take One Day At A Time, edition 7

You may be of the opinion that the unfortunate events or experiences of the day are going to haunt you, put you under depression, drain your emotions, energy, kill your enthusiasm or spoil everything that you hold dear in life.

Negative thoughts may make your bad day seem worse than it actually is, and that is when you need not to surrender yourself to it but if you take control, you can devise ways and means of beating the bad mood and emotions.

Since negative thoughts and emotions tend to overwhelm, you must think of strategies that thwart them. 

Turn to vigorous physical work out. Or, take a long walk or go swimming. Or, just get out into the open and sit somewhere and observe the plants and trees and flowers or the sunset, if it is sunset time. Read a pleasurable book, watch a funny movie or do something that distances you from the bad emotions or situation.

The good times:

Remember the good ole’ days that enriched your life in the past, all the happy experiences that elevated your spirits and all those special friends and relatives who brought cheer and laughter into your life. Think of the good things of your life and be grateful for the blessings bestowed on you. Rather than wallowing in bad moods and emotions because that is a sure way of plunging deeper into sorrow. A bad day will not become a good day by stewing over it. Remember that a bad day with emotions is just one passing day. It might have left a few scars on your mind and body but it is important to remember that the pain is temporary. Time is a great healer. Instead, look at the positive side of the bad event or happening that spoiled your day. Are there any lessons in it for your future? How can you avoid getting into the same or similar situation?

The day is not suitable for taking any major decisions about your future life, because such decisions cannot be sound, given the dark background. 

Put off taking important decisions till a better day when you regain your mental poise and composure.

In conclusion, some of the simple formulas to overcome bad mood and emotions as earlier stated includes: Turn to vigorous physical work out, take a long walk or go swimming or just get out into the open and sit somewhere and observe the plants and trees and flowers or the sunset, if it is sunset time. 

Read a pleasurable book, watch a funny movie or do something that distances you from the bad emotions or situations.

Any or all of these easy-to-adopt measures will be helpful in providing relief.

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