Casual, Ruffle Top for Spring + How to Make a Bad Day Better

casual tops for spring

I grab coffee and hang out on comfy, cool couches whenever I’m feeling anxious.

Ruffle Top (on sale) / Velvet Pants / Metallic Booties (similar)

Casual, Ruffle Top for Spring.

This is usually the time when my winter blues start kicking in. Even though I am attempting to “find the good in every season” it is very easy to slip into that negative mindset about winter. January isn’t the best month. There really isn’t much going on. With the temps dropping as quickly as my morale, I do my best to look for new ways to brighten up my own day. Today, I’m sharing my favorite ways to make a bad day better. I’m also excited to share my casual, ruffle top for spring with you today – currently on sale for less than $40. I’m going to share a few other cute, casual tops for spring that I’ve stumbled upon this winter, too.

bow beret

I go to coffee shops by myself and eat Sortbet for lunch.

Bow Beret (similar) / Red Flannel Top (on sale)

The first step is to recognize the bad emotions once they start filling your brain. Sometimes, those bad feelings creep in without us realizing and then, before we know it, our day continues to spiral downwards. When you have a bad day, it usually starts early in the morning, right? Maybe you are in traffic. Getting stuck in traffic is stressful because you can’t control the situation. I hate sitting in traffic, it’s the worst and it ruins my whole day. Yet, I do my best to make the situation better by turning on my favorite song, listen to a podcast, etc. If you are overly stressed in bumper to bumper traffic that resulted from an accident, take a few breathes and be thankful that it isn’t you in the accident. Things can always be worse.

Sitting in traffic and letting those frustrations take over your body can set you up for a bad day. When you finally get to office, you may be so pissed off that you bring your negative energy into the day without realizing it. The e-mails start piling up, your clients are giving you a hard time, your co-workers are annoying you. Recognize that your bad energy is bringing more negativity into your life. You need to stop the flow of the negativity and bring more positive energy back to the day.

When I start feeling overwhelmed, I immediately recognize it and take a quick 15 minute break from work. I’ll grab a cup of coffee or maybe go out for a 15 minute drive up and down Ocean Ave. During those 15 minutes, I don’t think about anything other than how good the coffee tastes or how much I love this one particular song. I completely unplug and enjoy the moment. If I can’t escape work, then I google a new restaurant that I haven’t tried and order take out for lunch. It seems simple but it gives me something to look forward to.

Here are 10 things that may help you to de stress:

  1. If you like to cook, find a new recipe with ingredients you’ve never tried before.
  2. Buy yourself flowers.
  3. Take your dog for a long walk.
  4. Take a long shower or draw yourself a bath.
  5. Turn off the TV and read a book in bed.
  6. Make yourself a cup of tea.
  7. Put on a TV show episode that you’ve seen 200 times but it still makes you laugh until your stomach hurts.
  8. Sign out of all Social Media sites for at least 24 hours.
  9. Force yourself to smile for one minute.
  10. Listen to your favorite song on repeat.

It’s easy to give into the anxiety and stress that comes in to our lives and makes us want to curl up in a ball. Instead of going to bed early because you had a bad day or getting upset at others because you are so stressed out, try one of my suggestions put on above. Then, before you go to bed, acknowledge to yourself that today wasn’t great but tomorrow will be better.

I love to keep a running list of things that make me feel good. Whenever I have a crappy day, I can rely on these things to make me feel better. Remember, you can’t always rely on others to make you feel good. Sometimes, people aren’t available or they can’t relate to the situation. Relying on other people just leads to more frustrations. Most times, you have to do things for yourself. You are the only person who can make your own day better. Remember that, always.

Shop my casual, ruffle top for spring and more of my favorite casual tops for spring below: