Surviving a bad day is like enduring a mountain climb on a bicycle. You’ll inevitably suffer, hating the world more with each stroke of your pedals or negative thought. You’ll want to scream at anyone who talks to you. Or send a nasty email to someone who doesn’t deserve it.
Eventually you’ll get through the bad day, and you’ll have the long descent on the other side to bring you back to your normal state of mind. You aren’t angry. You aren’t mean. You’re struggling through something and soon you’ll be over it.
Hold your tongue and keep the suffering and struggle to yourself. You’ll regret any brash decisions you make during your time of despair. Don’t let the bad day turn into a bad week, a bad decision, or a spoiled relationship.
Suffer through the bad day alone, as you would if you were riding your bike. Keep your thoughts and angers to yourself. They won’t do anyone else any good. And they won’t do you good, either.