How I’m handling the bad days

We all have bad days –  it’s part of human nature and a very natural response to negative occurrences in our often busy lives.

But what if we do not even know why we’re feeling bad on this particular day?

I used to get so frustrated when I simply couldn’t figure out why I was not feeling well, especially when there was no legitimate reason to feel this way (according to my own preset standards.)

But what even is a legitimate reason to feel bad? Who makes the rules when it is allowed for myself not to feel good?

After intensive and sometimes very tiring research, I realized that there is usually a very legitimate reason why I feel bad. But this exact reason is sometimes hidden in the subconscious, and it takes a bit of self-reflection to get to the bottom of it.

I started to write down everything that spontaneously comes to my mind when I wake up and feel like I’m grumpy or just not in a good mood.

Often, a continuous thread emerges, which leads to a realization. This can be, for example, a piece of sad news I read while having my morning coffee or a disturbing video I happened to see on Youtube the night before and thought I had forgotten about, but apparently, my subconscious tries to tell me to simply stay away from things that affect me as a highly sensitive person negatively.

We often try to suppress things in the subconscious because there’s no room to address them in everyday life.

Of course, it is only possible to stay away from everything negative to a limited extent. Still, creating an awareness of what negatively affects you personally, which is very individual, is an excellent and essential step to better deal with the bad days.

For example, did you know that you have a “not interested” option in your Instagram feed? Similar content will no longer appear to you in the future. Thus, for me, an essential little tool that has improved my life in our fast-paced world.

To my fellow sensitive souls, I encourage you to surrender to your negative emotions. Let them pass. Tomorrow is a new day, and it will most likely be a better one.

Warm hugs,

Kim

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