GTT: How To Have A Better Day

GTT: How To Have A Better Day

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You ever just have one of those days?  C’mon, you know what I’m talking about.  One of those days.  The kind where you know very early on that you’d be better off if you’d just crawl back into bed and say, “Screw it all.”  Yep, I knew you’d had one before.  That’s because we all have.  Yesterday was sort of that way for me.  Except the suckiness of the day just kept mounting as the day progressed.  It wasn’t the worst day of my life, but it was still one I would rather forget.

I shared a little bit about my day on Instagram last night and realized that this topic would make for a great Girl Talk Tuesday post.  I love an encouraging post or comment, so when I have an “Ah-ha moment” I always want to share with you in case there’s someone out there who needs to learn from my experience.

Let’s chat about having a better day…  Basically, my tips for how to turn a bad day around.

Identify the cause.  Is the world out to get you today or are you really just upset with someone and you’ve misplaced your frustration?  Determining what the root of the problem is will help you figure out how to go about fixing it.

Check yourself.  We’re girls, which means that {sometimes} our moods are the result of our hormones.  Please note: I said sometimes.  If you do happen to be PMS-ing, take that fact into consideration.  Then go buy yourself a box of chocolates.

Accept that some things are outside of your control.  Things are going to happen that we can’t do anything about.  No matter how controlling we are by nature, you can’t control it all.  You have to accept that fact and let. it. go.

Change your mindset.  A negative mindset will never result in a positive outcome.  Listen, I’m not naturally a positive thinker.  I get feeling like life isn’t all roses and rainbows.  However, when I set out to think positive, I like myself better and so do other people.  You are a more pleasant person to be around when you’re positive, and guess what?  Your day will always be better when you have a better attitude.

Be thankful.  Thinking about my blessings in life always lifts my spirits.  Thinking about the things I used to pray for, and now seeing how God breathed life into those dreams is humbling.  Talk about heart overflowing with joy when I look at the husband and baby girl I prayed for before I knew Matt even existed.  Gratitude softens your heart and your mood.  When I’m thankful, I’m joyful.

Encourage.  When I’m lacking in an area, I find that pouring that very need I have into someone else is so much more fulfilling that getting my own need met.  Wow, that was confusing, Ang.  Here’s what I mean: if I need encouragement and instead of focusing on my need, I choose to encourage someone else, my need doesn’t seem so big anymore.  Luke got it right when he said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Plan for a good day before it starts.  Have a plan in place to start your day out right.  My day is better when I start it better.  Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see a post about my tips for starting your morning off right.

Hey girl, you got this.  Now let’s go out and kick this week’s butt.  After all, we’re in this together, girlfriend.

Photography by Kara Coleen.



  1. Kirsty
    / 10:15 PM

    Hi , all the way from SA

    I’m 21, studying BCom Law and I have been struggling so much to just sit study and have a great day. I’m also a list person and I never highlighted one thing on my list but today after reading your post I have managed to highlight 5 things off my list and just have a way more successful day

    I also feel so much better about myself and proud of myself. Happier you could say. Thank you for the encouragement and here is to a fantastic full of sunshine dayπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»

    • / 3:21 PM

      Hi Kirsty! I’m so happy to hear that this encouraged you. Love that you were able to turn your day around. πŸ™‚

  2. I love this post! Pregnant with #2 so the pregnancy hormones some days just make the days that much harder with a toddler running around who is 2 going on 13 haha. I love the be thankful one. It’s so important to sit down and think of all the things we have to be thankful for, it really shifts my mindset! I also love the encouraging tip, not one I had specifically thought of and it’s great!

    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • / 3:16 PM

      Thank you, Emily! I’m so happy you found encouragement in this post, that’s exactly why I write these posts. πŸ™‚
      Congrats on your pregnancy, mama! xoxo

  3. Charlene
    / 7:22 PM

    Having one of these days today! Just feeling overwhelmed. 3 kids with 3 different sports activities. My oldest son (a three time cancer survivor) has Occupational therapy, needs daily care for his arm and eyes(a side effect from bone marrow transplant). Plus I work full time. Lately I just feel like I can’t possibly be all things to all people!

  4. Brittany Blackburn
    / 8:03 PM

    Loved this!😘❀️☺️Yes to the morning tips! Hope your week’s gone better!

  5. Christina R
    / 1:00 AM

    Love this! Thank you Angela for sharing this. I hope and pray the rest of your week is truly blessed and filled with jump for joy moments! 😊

  6. Jessica
    / 3:06 PM

    I would LOVE to see a post about your tips for starting a morning off right πŸ˜€πŸ™Œ You’re such an encouragement!

  7. Beth
    / 5:12 AM

    Hey Angela! I want to thank you for this blog post! My friend and I are starting college soon and sometimes we feel like our days couldn’t get any worse. Also, I would love to hear your tips on starting the day off right. Thanks for being encouraging and a roll model for me!

    • / 10:09 AM

      I’m so happy this encourage you, Beth! Good luck on your college journey! πŸ™‚

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