Everyone has bad days now or then.The worst thing about being in a sour mood is that it makes you incredibly unproductive. When you wake up sad and annoyed, barely anything can go right that day. 

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your day better, from watching the best funny movies to relaxing in a bathtub with a glass of wine.

Here, you will find more examples of things you can do to turn your bad day around: 

Enjoy Some Comedy

Watching comedy movies or series can be a great way to lift your mood quickly, even if you are feeling really down. Laughing is healthy as it soothes tension, relieves pain, improves your immune system, and stimulates your heart and lungs.

You can choose from the many popular comedies on TV or go for some classics such as slapstick comedies or romantic comedies. Watching a stand-up comedy can also do wonders when you are sad. Or brighten your day with a joke of the day, which can help to lighten the mood.

Talk to Your Loved Ones

Spending time with your loved ones can help to improve your mood. Tell them how you feel today and let them know that you need their love and support (today and every day!). If you feel really bad and your friends and family seriously annoy you, it’s better to spend some time alone. However, a warm hug or a good meal prepared by your partner can be exactly what you need now! 


Exercising is one of the best things you can do when you wake up feeling sad. The thing is that physical activity helps release endorphins, which makes you feel happier. Exercising also takes your mind off of whatever is making you feel down and can make you look better.

Get a Massage

Getting a massage helps to relax both your body and mind. A good massage not only relieves stress but also helps to improve circulation and blood flow, which can boost your mood. You will feel relaxed after a good massage, and this will make you feel happier and more energetic for the rest of your day.

Have a Warm Bath with Candles

A warm bath with candles is another way to relax your mind and body when you have a bad day. Having a warm bath before going to bed will help relieve tension in your body as well as quiet your mind. 

Drink Chamomile Tea 

Drinking chamomile tea with honey can help you to fall asleep faster and get more restful sleep after waking up feeling tired and miserable. Chamomile tea has calming properties that help to ease stress, anxiety, and insomnia.

Plan a Trip to the Beach or a New City

Planning a trip can help to ease your anxiety and bring you joy, even if you are unable to take the trip right away. Plan a trip to the beach or another new city and think about everything you will do when you get there. This will help to lift your mood.

Try Some Relaxing Activities

Relaxing activities such as aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, and tai chi can help to relieve stress and anxiety and improve sleep quality. These activities have also been shown to prevent and treat depression by boosting mood.

Make a List of Things You Are Grateful For

When you wake up feeling sad, it can be hard to remember the positive things. A good way to feel better is to make a list of the things you are grateful for. This will help you to focus on what really matters instead of dwelling on things that make you sad. Remembering what you are grateful for can help to put things into a different perspective. 

Keep Your Notes

If you feel sad because you did not accomplish something that you wanted to complete today, write down all of the reasons why it is worth being happy today. Being happy does not mean that everything has to go according to plan. 

Focus on Positive Thoughts

When it feels like everything is going wrong, support yourself by saying “I will get through this” or “Everything will be okay”. Positive thoughts can help to lift your mood and give you hope for the future. 

Sometimes you need to force yourself to see more beauty around. For example, you can take a walk and describe every little thing you like. Walk around and try to notice a bakery smell, fresh raindrops, good-looking people, or beautiful shades of the sky. The power of positive thinking is real!

Do Something You Enjoy  

Waking up sad does not mean that you have to stay home all day doing nothing but moping around. Go shopping with your friends or go out for a nice dinner with someone special in your life. Doing something fun can make you feel better about yourself.

Discuss Your Problems with Someone Who Understands You

Sometimes, it is hard to talk about your problems with someone who does not really understand what you are going through or see things from your perspective. Discussing your problems with someone who gets you can help to ease stress and anxiety by giving you another perspective on the situation. If you don’t have a person you can trust and discuss your problems with, consider seeing a therapist. 

The Bottom Line

Some days might feel like the end of the world, but you need to remind yourself that it’s all in your head. You need to do it all to get rid of annoying, sad thoughts and become more energetic. 

Obviously, sometimes you should allow yourself to be vulnerable and needy, but you will not always be able to afford that luxury. So, stand up, tell yourself that you are done being miserable, and start living your life as you deserve!