3 easy ways to turn a bad day around in Dayton

Have you ever read the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? If not, the main premise is about a kid named Alexander who is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Shocking, I know.

So let's ask the obvious question: have you ever had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? A day that from the moment you put your feet on the floor, you had nothing but a series of unfortunate events (that’s a good title for a book) happen to you?  I have on MANY occasions. The crappy part is that it is extremely hard to break out of that funk during the day.

Below are 3 super easy tips on how to turn that bad day frown upside down -- right here in Dayton.

1.) Calm your soul and your mind

This is the simplest (yet hardest) thing that you can do. Many times when your mind is racing, you are so fixated on all the things you need to do or your past mistakes that you make even more and begin falling down the slope. It's called quicksand. The more you struggle, the harder it is to get out. Take a moment to calm your soul and mind. Here are a few suggestions on how to do that.

Speakeasy Yoga  - Tear down your mind and build it back up with the flow of Speakeasy.

Dayton Art Institute - Focus on one specific gallery and immerse yourself within the story of all of its masterpieces.

Riverscape - Escape to Riverscape early in the morning for a quiet reflective walk downstream.

2.) Nourish your ears with some sound

I am a strong believer in music. Music can easily set the tone how I might respond to certain events. Sometimes all I need is a straight shot to my ears of a nice beat that can pump me up when I am down. Check out some of these venues for just that.

The Fraze - A perfect-sized venue for you and your friends to dance and sing the night away.

Rose Music Center - Sound that can blossom your evening into a perfect night.

Yellow Cab Tavern - When in need of that local flavor, nothing beats the authentic taste of that Yellow Cab Sound.

3.) Fight hanger with a local support group

We are in an age where hanger is real and affecting millions of people daily. Hanger awareness support groups are popping up all across the US nation to help our loved ones abolish hanger pains and being hangry for good! Here is a list of some great "Local Hanger Support Groups" right here in the Dayton Region.

FUSIAN - Roll up and roll out that hanger with this quick and easy support group.

CK Take Away - Their meetings are M-F 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jimmie's Ladder 11 - When 5-alarm hanger pains set in, Jimmie's food will help cool you down.

These are only a FEW of the many things to do to help turn that bad day around. What do you do to help alter your own  terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?

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