You know, the kind of day when the best thing you can say about your day is that you made it through without stabbing anyone. I had one of those today.
Here are some of the things I use to shake off a bad day:
A frozen mocha…doesn’t matter from where. Starbucks or Panera are my go to but Dunkin’ will do in a pinch. Something about the chocolate and coffee and whipped cream makes everything better.
Bob Dylan’s album “Desire.” I’m pretty sure I napped to this a lot as a toddler, which I assume is why it has such a soothing effect on me. By the time I get to “Romance in Durango”, I’m usually singing along. It is also a good accompaniment to washing dishes.
A hot shower – the hotter the better. It’s really my cure for anything. Headache, stomachache, back pain, and especially a vague sense of malaise. Nothing better for washing away a crappy day.
Making stupid faces on Snapchat. I rarely actually take a picture and almost never share them. But why be in a bad mood when you can be a unicorn?
Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea. As far as I’m concerned, this stuff is calm in a mug. It’s my go to when I am worrying excessively over things that will probably never happen.
If all else fails, I remind myself, as Monty Python would say, to “always look on the bright side of life.” (You’re singing along, aren’t you?)