Top 3 Tips for Working Out on Bad Mental Health Day

How and why to work out when you have a bad day
Photo by Frank Busch on Unsplash

We all have a bad mental health day every once in a while, and it’s difficult to get anything done once they come. Things can get especially tricky if you’ve been planning to do an intense gym session, but you can use your workout to get you in a better mood in three short steps.

Fun Activity

Don’t try to do exercises or commit to a fitness routine that’s constantly giving you trouble on your bad mental health day. Doing so may put you in an even worse mood, so you should try focusing on activities that bring you joy and put a smile on your face.

Baby Steps

If you don’t want to hit the gym on your bad mental health day and do an intense workout, don’t feel bad about skipping it. You can still work out at home if you think it will put you in a better mood, and adjust your own intensity instead of putting too much pressure on yourself to go all-in.

Moving Around

Always remember there are ways to stay active without doing an intense workout. Try to summon the strength to get outside and stay on the move by walking or cycling. It may seem difficult at first, but simply going out for a short walk can be a huge game-changer when you’re feeling low.