4 Ideas that can Immediately Improve a Bad Day

We all have those days



when the struggles of life feel overwhelming.

The unexpected hits.

The plans we’ve made are suddenly undone.

Days like this, I’ve learned, are unavoidable.

But there is hope!

Here are a few things that have helped me stay focused on the big picture during hard times. Give them a try!


No matter how bad of a day I’m having, there’s always a long list of things to be thankful for. Dwell on these things. Write them down. Don’t forget them.

I am seriously in awe of how much goodness surrounds me, every day.

Spend 15 minutes doing something you’ve procrastinated on.

Clean, write, update your resume, work on the bills … A sour day doesn’t have to be unproductive.

Vow to keep emotions from ruling your life.

Instead, let them guide you. Watch out for those days when you feel like flipping the table on your life and starting from scratch. Usually, those feelings pass and you’ll be glad you didn’t act on them.


Again, if you’re short on time, apply the 15 minute rule. Go for a walk, take a nap, listen to music, read. Need something fast? Read these excerpts from my novels:

  • THE CHANNELS, my first novel, a paranormal mystery.
  • ARROWS, my latest book which is a love story (and myth retelling!)

Life isn’t fair, but life isn’t fair for everyone. That makes life fair.

Photo by kusito

Check out Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk, coming January 2016 from Delacorte Press/Random House. Visit her author site here.

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