Bad days can be caused by pretty much anything; a certain person, a certain lesson or a certain event can all have negative effects on your mood. I’m no stranger to that - there’s been days where I’ve got hardly any sleep and am already grumpy, and something as small as stubbing my toe can make spiral downwards and release my inner Grinch.
It can be much bigger things as well. If something major happens in your life, it essentially creates a shadow of negativity that overshadows any type of positive thing in your life, like a sort of storm cloud that blocks out any sun rays.
When I’ve had a bad day, I know for a fact that the only thing I’ll want to do is get into my pajamas, watch Netflix and sleep until things are okay again. But I also know that that is not something I can possibly do - especially not with my GCSE’s coming up.
I could flop into bed and stay there for the rest of the day, but I can’t. I have to force myself to do things, which seems really crappy and tiring at the time - but I feel a lot better once I’ve done it. This is because a) it’s done, I don’t have to worry about it and I can watch TV without putting it off and b) I’ve done something productive, even though I was feeling bad and that in itself is a small achievement.
It might seem like a drag that takes lots of effort, but it’ll be worth it. It’s only a small difference, but putting off the work that needs to be done will cause it to build up and it’ll become harder and harder to keep up with - and a lot of work to do all at once before a deadline or a due date can create a bad day in itself.
So, ask yourself - would you rather curl up under a duvet and put off your homework and studying, or just simply do it and then be able to do the aforementioned without worrying?
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