10 Ways to Improve a Bad Day

26th January 2016


We’ve all been there. You wake up and instantly cannot wait to get home from another day at the office. The dark mornings seemingly make that 6:30am get up even more unbearable. You’re already off to a bad start and just know it’s going to be one of those days.

Well, my friends, I am here to give you some words of wisdom on this fine Tuesday afternoon.

Here are my 10 ways to improve a bad day and to help you turn that frown upside down!

10 Ways to Improve a Bad Day

1.       Read a motivational book. You’ll feel inspired to go and chase those dreams!! I recommend #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso.


2.       Blog. Write things down, channel your creativity. Write your schedule for the next few weeks. We’re all blogging because we enjoy it, so doing something you love will instantly boost your mood.


3.       Fluffy Socks. I LOVE a good pair of fluffy socks from Primark. They come in loads of different colours and are so comfy. If you don’t own any, I highly suggest purchasing a pair next time you’re out. And this is Primark we’re talking about. Hello, 2 pairs for £2. Winner winner.


4.       Make yourself a cup of tea. None of that green tea malarkey, a proper cup of Tetley’s. Tea solves everything, known fact.


5.       Rewatch your favourite series/movie. When you’ve brewed up, stick on Netflix and you’ll be smiling to yourself throughout.


6.       Listen to music. Make a feel-good playlist full of your favs for a down day.


7.       Change your bed. Nothing feels better than climbing into fresh, cold bed sheets after a long day.


8.       Feel LUSH. Treat yourself to that bath bomb you’ve been eyeing up for weeks. Run a bath, light some candles, throw in your new bath bomb and stick on a fresh face mask. Perfect.


9.       Magic Stars. Best chocolate ever. Don’t even try to argue with me on this one.


10.   Spend time with someone you love. Last but not least, whether it be your family, boyfriend/girlfriend or even a friend; spending time around the people you care about the most is one of the best things you can do.


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Comments (23)

  • rosieeek

    26th January 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Love this list 🙂 It’s great to remember the little things make all the difference on a bad day!


    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th January 2016 at 5:32 pm

      That’s very true…especially tea!

  • lovealwaysashleyj

    26th January 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Love these tips! My morning was absolutely crazy and definitely did not get off to a good start! Once I get home later I’m making myself some tea, putting on a face mask, & watching Netflix! 🙂

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th January 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Oh no, I hope your day improves! Good idea, it’s always the best way. It’s exactly what i’m going to do later this evening 🙂

      1. lovealwaysashleyj

        26th January 2016 at 5:42 pm

        Thank you so much!! Sometimes you just need an evening to relax! 🙂

  • asfoundbysasha

    26th January 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Gotta love #girlboss, was by far one of my favourites! So inspiring 🙂 xxx

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th January 2016 at 6:54 pm

      I’m nearly at the end, it’s so good! I’ve never felt so inspired to actually work towards my dreams, as cheesy as it sounds xxx

      1. asfoundbysasha

        26th January 2016 at 6:57 pm

        I absolutely agree – it actually kind of makes you believe in yourself and your own ideas! Xxx

  • PBandLaurenKelly

    26th January 2016 at 7:27 pm

    This is something everyone can relate to..Really great post.

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th January 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much, you’ve made my day!

  • Lesya

    27th January 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Great tips, Emma! They are very helpful for such introvert like me 😉

    1. Emma Kershaw

      27th January 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you! Haha I am very much the same!

  • Allison

    28th January 2016 at 6:21 am

    Love all of these options!
    Definitely what I resort to after a bad day!
    And my guilty pleasure…a bowl of popcorn. No idea why, but I love it.

    1. Emma Kershaw

      28th January 2016 at 5:18 pm

      I love popcorn! Propercorn have a coconut and vanilla flavour one and its only 120 cals!! It’s so good!

      1. Allison

        28th January 2016 at 6:44 pm

        Oooh!! I need to check that out!

  • sarahpratley

    5th February 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Such great tips! Thought the not bothering with green tea and having the proper stuff was so funny – and so true! x


    1. Emma Kershaw

      6th February 2016 at 11:23 am

      Thanks! i love green tea but you can’t beat a proper cup with milk and half a sugar! x

  • Hannah Notes (@HannahNotesMore)

    22nd February 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I haven’t had the best day and this has perked me up, time to blog with tea and fluffy socks 🙂


    1. Emma Kershaw

      22nd February 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Oh no, I hope your day improves and that you’re OK! You’ve improved my day with this comment, thank you so much! x

  • Vicki

    28th February 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I agree with so many of these! Primark fluffy socks are awesome and magic stars are definitely the best chocolate! Plus there’s nothing a good cup of tea can’t fix =)

    1. Emma Kershaw

      28th February 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Magic stars are the best ever!! 🙂 x

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