Different Ways to Get Yourself Through a Bad Day

Build Emotional Intelligence

To be emotionally intelligent is to be self-aware of how your attitude and actions affect others around you. Normally you’ll be able to use this to further your team in their goals and ambitions, but if you’re having a bad day, you can use this intelligence to keep your attitude from impacting others negatively. It’s important not to drag others down with you, so being aware of your state of being and compensating for it can help make sure that, despite your bad mood, the day still goes smoothly.

Don’t Make Important Decisions

The last thing you want to do when having a bad day is to make any important decisions. When you’re making these kinds of decisions, you need to be fully in the game, and intense emotions can easily take you out of it. Often, intense emotions can lead you to make decisions you’ll regret in the future. “Don’t make tomorrow’s decisions based on today’s emotions.”

Call it a Day

It might feel like you’re giving up, but calling it a day when you’re having a really bad day is actually a smart choice to make. You’re not helping anyone if you’re staring at your computer for hours on end, getting absolutely no work done. Don’t think of your value in terms of how many hours you put in with work-your value comes from what you produce, not how many hours you put in. Two productive hours is worth far more than four hours where you struggle to get anything done.



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Rob Urbach

Rob Urbach


Rob Urbach is the CEO at Iditarod. He is working to drive power to the state, culture, and the Iditarod and face the immense challenges that come along.