A bad day!
Have you ever just had a bad day?
I don’t mean just a bla day, I am talking about one of those days where everything goes wrong. All of your efforts fail and never quite work out. I am sure you have, I know I have!
What do you do?
How do you react?
Do you yell at the kids?
Do you yell at your partner?
Do you binge eat?
Do you cut?
Do you do drugs or drink?
Almost always there is good news, there is a tomorrow. We can usually try again, but what if you can’t?
What if the next day is the same? What if you have another bad day or worse? What if you keep having more and more bad days? Then you are on a slippery slope to possible depression.
We all have bad days, but they typically pass and are outnumbered by the good days. When this is not true then you might consider making a change in your life. Maybe it is time to call a friend, go to the gym, take a walk, pick up a sport, eat better, journal, or even call a therapist.
If you are having such a bad day that you are thinking of hurting yourself or someone else, call 911 (or your local emergency) and seek professional help.
Here’s to better days on the horizon!
Shannon Shadman, LPC, MSMHC, NCC, M.Ed.