• What makes you feel better when having a bad day?

    Asked by cancervivor on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    What makes you feel better when having a bad day?

    After everything seems to go bad, what do you do to make you feel better?

    11 Answers from the Community

    11 answers
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Curling up in bed or on the couch with one or more of my doggies. They never dissapoint me and always want to get in my lap or lay next to me.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      Marathons of the Big Bang theory a nap and whatever book I'm reading :) broccoli Chester soup and tator tots doesn't hurt either ;)

      almost 4 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      I ment cheddar darn auto correct lol

      almost 4 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I feel better just reminding myself that tomorrow is a new day. It sometimes helps me to just let the frustration out....in the form of a good cry session. Not a long one though. Then I take a deep breath and put some happy music on, cuddle with my kitties or watch one of my favorite shows. It helps to get your mind off of things.

      almost 4 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      I struggle with this too. But I am learning to go to things that make me feel good like cuddling with my kitties, hugs and support and even a good cry with my husband, watching movies that I enjoy, or focusing on my schoolwork (yes, I enjoy that sometimes. It's a love-hate relationship). And, I try to remember that I did what I needed to do today, the best I could, and that like it was said, tomorrow is another day and an opportunity for some happiness! Many hugs your way!

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      If I have the energy I go out for a 15-20 min walk. Reading a good book, chatting with a friend, some times just screaming and beating up a pillow is very cathartic

      almost 4 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      You know the saying one day at a time? I found myself taking it half a day at a time. I thought if I could just get to 12:00, then we can restart, like a new day. This helped me a lot.

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregA0406's Avatar

      I find that it helps if I just try to do something I like to do, or something that I've been putting off. The sense of accomplishment, no matter how small, gets my mind of whatever was causing the bad day.

      almost 4 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      I relax in the knowledge that all suffering occurs for an eternal purpose, and therefore, becomes a blessing. I relax in the fact that I am living less for this world and more for the next, in which there is no suffering or disease. I remind myself that, having faced death more than once, the threat it formerly posed is no longer there. I remember that this day will soon be gone, and that, even if tomorrow is a bad day, it will also be gone by the next tomorrow. A bad day does not have to be devoid of happiness; it does not have to be drained of the basic joy of living. It is all in how one looks at it. A normal life-span is too short to spend each day grumping, let alone the amount of time we cancer patients may have left. If life was ever worth living, it most certainly still is.

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      A good movie always brightens my day. Or just getting out of the house. Through this journey we have good days and bad. It's best to find something that gets your mind off of what you're dealing with even if it's just for a short time.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Lottiestuff's Avatar

      I love to line dance and am involved in doing it 3 or 4 days a week. In concentrating on the steps, you have to free your mind of everything else. If I am at home, I play some of my dance music and dance along.

      almost 4 years ago

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