Everyone has had it, the day you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and one thing after another keeps happening. Each situation often builds off of the previous situation and it becomes an overwhelming snowball of confusion, anxiety and frustration.

If you are having a bad day, there are things you can do instantly to turn your frown upside down. We consulted with expert self-help authors and life coaches to bring you the top tips to turn your mood around instantly.

If you are feeling down and out, try implementing any one of these for an instant happiness makeover.

Let Go of the Past

Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed with our circumstances we are stressed out about the past. Something may have happened earlier in our day or last week and we are feeling pain as we recreate the situation in our mind. Take steps to let go of the situation and release the control. Be present and focus on the moment. At any moment you can recreate your outcome by choosing to be happy and be present in the moment.

Drink More Water

Water is one of the best resources to help us flush out toxins and clean our system. When you feel overwhelmed, hungry, stressed out or mad, grab some water and drink up. Water has a cleansing effect and can help you calm down. Drink it often for clarity, focus and a boost to your health.


When we smile we often feel better. If you are having a bad day, improve your self-esteem and confidence by smiling. It is simple and easy to do. The saying fake it until you make it is true when you practice smiling. Even if you are having a bad day, just lift the corners of your mouth and you will feel better. If you are not confident with your smile or are embarrassed by bad breath you can visit you dentist for more advice on how to improve your confidence.

Take Care of Yourself

If you are having a bad day, take a moment and look at your habits. Maybe you are consuming lots of sugar, or not getting enough sleep, or maybe you forgot to brush your teeth. These little habits can build up and pile on to a bad day. Practice self-love and self-care. Dr. Robert Thompson, a dentist in Portland, Oregon, recommends brushing your teeth after every meal for extra fresh breath and clean teeth.

Shannon Kaiser is a health writer. For more health advice visit TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in East Portland Oregon.