This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. #MadeToBeBroken #Walmart
Hope you’re having a great day so far! As you know, life has a tendency of throwing us of throwing us a bad day every now and then. It could be that you had a bad day at work, got an unexpected bill, or maybe you’re just feeling a little “off”. Whatever the case is, bad days happen and the fact that they do is totally normal.
Last week I had one of those days, and it almost consumed me – almost. Instead of riding the train for a full bad day ahead, I decided to put on the conductors cap and put the train in reverse. Today I wanted to share a few things that really help turn a bad day around, and hopefully the next time you’re having a bad day, they’ll help you, too!
Treat Yourself to Some “Me Time”
Nothing turns my day around more than having a quiet little block of me time. I love having spa nights in, movie nights, or just watching Netflix. Bonus if the books or media has a positive theme! And don’t forget to treat yourself to something sweet while enjoying your me time! The other day when I was at Walmart I noticed something on the end cap of the freezer section, Magnum Ice Cream products – specifically the tubs! And lately we’ve been using Walmart’s Grocery Pick-Up, and you can order the Magnum ice cream through that, too! What makes this ice cream unique, is that it’s, got a layer of chocolate on the top right when you open the tub! This layer can be cracked with a spoon (it’s actually really fun) and then you can mix a piece of the chocolate with a bite of the ice cream, it’s delicious!
I picked up a few of the flavors to try (my fav is the milk chocolate hazelnut) and now this ice cream is a must-have for our freezer, just in case another bad day strikes, or if I just need a little afternoon pick-me-up! We were able to capture some photos of me cracking the chocolate top just so you can see how cool it is!
Ahh, the perfect bite! I still can’t get over how delicious it all is, such a treat!
Spend Time with Your Pet
Do you have a pet? Studies show that being around them, petting them, etc helps to relive stress. I 100% believe this because I’ve felt it myself, and seen it with my kiddos. Our lab Emma is the most calming dog on the planet, so whenever I feel on edge all I have to do is spend some time with her and the world is right again. We call it “girl time” because our other two dogs are boys. 🙂
Find Positive Quotes
I know this may sound silly, but whenever I’m in a bad mood I search Pinterest for inspirational quotes. Sometimes the right words just have a way of healing whatever you’re feeling. I created a board to house all of my favorites, if you want to check it out you can follow my Quotes board! It really does help to just sit for a few minutes, take deep breaths, and read positive words. I feel like this is always my default during bad days or hard times, and it works!
Call a Friend
Sometimes all it takes is picking up the phone and calling a friend to flip your day around. I have to admit I don’t have a ton of friends, but I have a few that I can count on for anything, and that’s all that matters. I know that when I pick up the phone to call them I’m calling someone that genuinely loves and cares about me, and will let me vent about how I’m feeling. I really do have the best friends, and I’m very thankful for them! Sometimes just saying things out loud to someone else helps, and I guess that’s why they call it “venting”.
Get Some Fresh Air
There really is something to be said about the power of changing your scenery. I find that going outside for a quick walk, or just to sit on the porch with a cup of coffee is the perfect break during the day. It’s also a great option if you’re in a bad mood, especially on bad days. Getting those endorphins going is always a good thing, and maybe you’ve got a friend that lives close by that you can invite to walk with you so you can chat and get some exercise together.
So after reading this post I bet you’ve got lots of ideas on how to turn around a bad day – AND I bet you’re really craving Magnum Ice Cream, right?
Well, I’ve got two pieces of good news for you:
1) Here’s a $2 off coupon so you can pick up a tub to try!
2) I’ll be hosting a giveaway on 3/22 on my Instagram to award 20 people with a Golden Magnum branded spoon + printable coupon for a free Magnum Tub! Yep, that’s right – this gal’s got ya covered on the ice cream front, so be sure to follow me on Instagram so you’ll see the giveaway post go live!
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