We’re all human and we all have feelings. No matter how well life is going, we’re all susceptible to having a bad day amongst the good and that’s okay. The difficult part is finding your personal way of escaping the ‘bad day’ feeling because often, bad days only feel that way because we’re stuck in our own head or feelings. With the right push, you can change bad into good, it’s just about understanding how you feel and coming to terms with it.
There are plenty of different strategies you can use to turn a bad day into a good one, from organising social events to eating your favourite foods. One of these techniques is appreciating the smaller things in life that we often forget to think about. Seeing the less obvious details of your life as highlights can really bring you out of that ‘bad day’ rut and help you feel more positive. With that in mind, here are three daily amenities to start you off. You also avoid some bad habits that you should never do to keep yourself healthy and fit.
Toilets aren’t the nicest topic to start with, but we really should appreciate them more than we do. According to the World Health Organization, two billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities like toilets and latrines. That’s over a quarter of the world’s population! Plus, of the remaining people who do have access to sanitation facilities, a large portion are poorly managed or lack effective sewer systems, and even fewer have private hygiene amenities in their homes.
Taking some time out of your day to appreciate the comfort of hygiene and sanitary facilities is a great way to get positive, refocus and break out of that funk. Grabbing a long shower or relaxing bath will probably help too.
Water is one of the foundations of life. We need water to survive on a day-to-day basis and for many people around the globe, this means walking long distances to dirty water streams. Dirty drinking water is one of the biggest issues that developing countries face, particularly because it can contribute to the spread a range of diseases from typhoid and cholera to more extensive problems like malaria.
Whilst there are charities looking at tackling this issue in a variety of ways, water quality remains a major issue. You can see more details here if you’re interested in learning the scope of the problem. With this in mind, the next time you’re grabbing a drink you can really appreciate that clean water is right at your fingertips.
A life without electricity seems hard to imagine in today’s society, especially now that almost the whole world is interconnected. Yet, there are a huge number of people living with no electricity at all. That means no internet, no texting or messaging and no electric lights. Instead, these individuals rely on candlelight and gas fires for cooking.
Whilst the lifestyle itself becomes simpler, one of the major struggles for those without electricity is the opportunity for work and education. A huge portion of what we learn (as well as how we learn it) is drawn from the internet, and those who lack electricity don’t have access to that. Similarly, the vast modern-day jobs use electricity to some extent, meaning that these opportunities aren’t available. Though, it’s not all doom and gloom – no phones means more time spent actually talking to people, and less getting stuck in the sometimes saddening world news that social media throws at us.
With these amenities in mind, it’s much easier to appreciate what you have and realise that, as bad as it might be now, you’re still pretty lucky. Hopefully, this will inspire you to get out of that funk and make something good happen, which is the best way of turning you day from a bad one to a good one.