We've all been there. A shocking boss. A hopeless client. A journalist that gets the facts round their ear. It's the easiest thing in the world to have a bad day. But how to cope. One evening on Twitter we asked the questions and collected some interesting responses.
by Dan Slee
You've had a shocker. Your boss is an idiot, your colleagues are numpties the person who you are working for don't get what you do. It's been a bad day at the office. Literally.
So, how do you cope? What do you do? How do you get over this hill without dragging everyone else in your life with you?
We asked the question on Twitter and got a pile of responses. We loved them. So we are posting them as a blog post and may well auto-post evvery night at around 9 o'clock from now until the end of time. Or when alcohol is uninvented.
So here kit is. A lkist to keep you sane. Cycle, walk, listen, play, eat, cook and hug. But remember above all else that you are not alone. You won't be the first to have a bad day. You won't be the last.
Our favourite and most effective bad day coping tip is to tell yourself: 'None of this is real. They're all actors.' Works a treat. #pr— @comms2point0 (@comms2point0) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 Walk around a park. Watch a TedTalk. Buy someone a spontaneous gift online for no reason. Have a milkshake.— Edmund Ovington (@EOvington) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 music. All the music. Escape into a book. Cuddle. Let the bad day hit you then let it go. And more music :)— sarahlay (@sarahlay) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 A walk in the park. A sniff of a flower. Birdsong. A good tune. And a hug from a loved one back at home. Oh and wine!— Theresa Knight (@tessbknight) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 seek out a friendly face & vent. Oh and always have something tasty for dinner to look forward to when the slog is done.— Tim Clark (@wolverhampton1) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 i think about what I could learn from the bad day to try and gain some positivity from the experience.— Amanda Woodman-Hardy (@Enviro_Mand) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 Even on the toughest days remember that you've done something to change someone's life for the better— Adrian Osborne (@sathAdrianO) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 Being able to get away for 30 mins or so to enjoy good quality coffee in a cafe where the staff are friendly & efficient.— Janet E Davis (@janetedavis) January 31, 2015
@comms2point0 Volunteer. Nothing quite like leaving your concerns at the front door of the Scout Hall & teaching 30 Beavers to make pancakes— Daniel Cattanach (@DanielCattanach) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 not had too bad a day but just had a fight with a climbing wall to clear the head— Jacob Leverett (@jrleverett) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 do something I really enjoy to take my mind off it & so I don't overthink it. Could be watching a film, baking, playing xbox— Roslyn (@copytyper) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 Read something .... Get yourself thinking/immersed in another world Or run/cycle ....it's hard to stay stressed going uphill— Amanda (@manickmanda) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 Booze.— eddie coates-madden (@pseudograph) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 I listen to my relax playlist which has beach and forest sounds and force myself to list top 3 things I'm grateful for— Sarah R Roberts (@sarahrroberts) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 Talk it out. Share the burden. Ask for help.— Alastair Smith (@al_osaur) January 21, 2015
Sport especially volleyball when you can thrape the heckers out of a ball @comms2point0 Love the blog idea. Cheers you.— Emma Rodgers (@EmmaRodgers) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 Have a mid-evening nap. Honestly— Joe Chapman (@JoeChapman3005) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 Also mindfulness and singing, but not at the same time!— Kathryn Stillman (@KStillmanComms) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 Oh and playing a game of "Today we are glad we don't do PR for (insert name here)". There's always someone who has it worse— Kirsty Groundwater (@MrsGroundwater) January 21, 2015
@comms2point0 By seeing the funny side of the ridiculous things that come our way sometimes and laughing and laughing.— Kirsty Groundwater (@MrsGroundwater) January 21, 2015
Thank you to everyone who contributed. What's your coping tip? We'd love to see it in the comments box.
Dan Slee is co-founder of comms2point0.