When you're having a rough day, it can be easy to stay focused on the negative. It can be easy to get stuck in the cycle of thinking that everything is bad and everything will always be bad. One suggestion that my therapist made, which I know sounds super cheesy, is to keep a gratitude journal.
Each day, I write down 3 things that I am grateful for about that day. It only takes a few minutes, and it helps take my brain out of the distorted idea that everything sucks. It allows me to evaluate what actually happened that day and what good things did come of it.
What are you grateful for today?