It’s definitely not the most fanciest of titles, perhaps I could’ve given it a better name, but honestly the term “bleurgh”, however you want to say it or spell it, is a universal feeling. We all have our bleurgh days whether we like it or not, it’s one life’s definites.
For a very long time, I never learnt how to deal with bleurgh days, they would come but never go, I would be stuck tunneling myself underground, digging my own grave if you will all because I had absolutely no clue how to get rid of this awful feeling. And of course, it spiraled out of control, days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and months turned into years.
Until one day it hit me, I was stuck. And nothing in my life would get better unless I became unstuck. But that was up to me.
5 Tips on How To Cope With Bleurgh Days
Step 1: Understand that felling bleurgh is exactly what it is, a feeling.
We are human after all, we have our good days and bad days and in-between days. Nothing’s ever going to change that, but in order to get through a bad day it’s important to recognise that the only way out is through. Whether you need to let it out or simply just shrug your shoulders, understand that there’s nothing wrong with you, it’s the way you’re feeling, and just like many other things, feelings change.
Step 2: No matter how it is, don’t beat yourself up about it.
When to comes to condemning myself even for the way I feel, I find it hard to break out of this, the negative thoughts start coming in from all directions an naturally, I want to beat myself up for doing things wrong, for being wrong. Try to be patient, kind and loving, having bad days doesn’t make you worse than anyone else, in fact it just makes you the same. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Step 3: Avoid burying yourself under blankets, do one thing.
On my worst days I find that doing something is better than doing nothing at all. Things like doing the dishes, dusting your house or anything else that requires little mental energy will help make you feel just that little bit better and refreshed.
Step 4: Don’t burn yourself out.
When it comes to starting to do those easy, small tasks it’s not that difficult to get carried away and start mountains of projects that require lots of energy, both mental and physical. As great as this may sound, you’re at a much greater risk of burning out, it’s okay to do some things another day. Leave the bigger projects for a better day.
Step 5: Treat yourself.
One of the best things to do is be loving and kind towards yourself, and what better way to fight the bad day than to treat yourself to a nice hot drink, a good book, perhaps if you have the energy to leave your home and go out exploring. Not only re you being kind to our body but you’re also giving your emotional and mental health and boost too.
Don’t just be good to others, be good to yourself too.
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