How to survive a bad day at work?
Whether you have caught depression or it just doesn’t seem to be your day –it isn’t easy if you have to spend that day at work either way. But through times I have learned how to survive a day at work when it’s definitely not your day at all. I want to share with you some things that I try and do on those kinds of days.
When I feel extra shitty, I let myself have a takeaway coffee from someplace nice. This somehow makes me feel so much better. I don’t know if it's the money spending factor or the fact that I can see someone else already working, or maybe it's because it makes my morning a bit more bearable. Whatever it might be– I will keep doing it while it works. If fancy coffee doesn’t work for you, try it out with some cinnamon buns or croissants. Sometimes all you need is anything but the food you already have in your fridge.
To be completely honest, there isn’t much you can do when it is time to actually do your job. But I will say one thing that I have learned: pretending that you are working is way harder that actually working. Keep that in mind the next time you feel exhausted from googling: “how to make your cat love you” kinda stuff.
Take time and just look at people that are around you. This is called “Prediction Game”. Watch your colleagues/customers/or whoever is around you and try to predict what will be the next thing they will say or do. To spice things up a little you can even make your own little reward system. But before you start the game, be aware that there are two possible outcomes to this game: either it can get fun and can really be a time killer or it can get even more depressing because of … well…you know every move of your colleagues, nothing ever changes and your life kind of suck. Yes, this can go downhill really fast.
Make sure you take some time for yourself during the work day. You can understand this in many ways, but for example take the time to look at the latest memes, because one skipped day might take a whole week to get back on track. But you know it can also mean– go meditate in the bathroom because a room without people is the best kind of room.
And do you guys know what is the second most important thing after surviving a bad day at work? It is to forget about it as soon as possible. And no, it doesn’t necessarily mean to get drunk. There are many ways to get your mind off a bad day. For example… umm, hiking? Ok, who am I kidding? Nothing can beat a wine glass in the shower. Wash all the negativity off, take all the positive sips in.
When the day finally is over, be sure to pat yourself on the shoulder, because you did good, you did really good today, buddy.