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It’s Perfectly Fine To Have a Bad Day

It’s Perfectly Fine To Have a Bad Day

You probably hear the phrase “Have a nice day” several times before lunchtime, but what if you’re not having a nice day? Or better yet, what would you do if someone said in the same chipper tone, “Have a bad day”? We’ve all had bad days. Like when we put orange juice in our cereal and salt instead of sugar in our coffee. Or when we go out to our car to head to work we realize all four of our tires were slashed and a note clearly written by our ex has been graffitied on the hood . Then when we’re finally able to get to work (Despite the Uber driver deciding it was a good idea to stop to get his dry cleaning on the way), our ‘favorite’ co-worker points out to us that we have two different shoes on. November, 19 is dedicated to days like that.

Have a Bad Day Day doesn’t have a deep origin story, but it probably was started by a retail employee who has to have a smile on their face for the duration of their shift, all while listening to Christmas music on a loop starting the week before Halloween. Oh, you like going Black Friday shopping after you’re full from turkey and football? Retail employees don’t have that luxury. Honestly, we’re surprised Have a Bad Day Day isn’t next week. So how should you celebrate? Maybe in order to celebrate you do absolutely nothing at all; we’re all entitled to lazy do nothing days. If you must get out of bed and attempt to adult today, try listening to music that can get you in the mood for the holiday. While we don’t suggest playing “Bad Day”, that one hit wonder song by Daniel Powter from 11 years ago, it’s not a bad idea to gather all of the best emo records of your youth and wallow in your sorrow.

 

Some of us have more bad days than others, but today if you’re one of those folks who actually struggles with having more bad days than good, it might be the perfect time to actually express those feelings. So often we tell people we’re “fine” when we’re really not. Maybe today you can build up the courage to tell a close friend that you’re not feeling quite like yourself, and who knows maybe the feeling is mutual. It’s perfectly normal to have a bad day. It’s one of those things that makes us feel human.