What - NOT - to do when you're having a bad day.
Here's the thing—don't take it out on your closest friend. I did this with my husband and live to regret it. He reacted. I spoiled a perfectly good day.
How to AVOID venting your frustration?
Zip up your mouth? No good. The poison would only fester inside. When enough built up, the spleen would pour forth like flood tide on the Nile. Never forget that anger is a natural human emotion. It just needs to be handled correctly.
What SHOULD you do?
I guess you should rationalize. Tell yourself things will improve. Or: remind yourself you'll forget whatever upset you when something new comes along to brighten your day. Allow yourself to have a quiet moment or day. Not every second of your life can be filled with joy. There are times when we need to grieve, to work out problems, to ponder over man's inhumanity to fellow human beings. Try as we might, we can't change things beyond out control.
picture from: mentalhealthy.co.uk.