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6 Simple Ways to Restart a Bad Day

February 16th, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Lifestyle Trends - (0 Comments)


We’ve all been there. Running late for work, got stuck in traffic and the delivery man called to let you know your mattress delivery is moved until next Friday.

Instead of letting these unfortunate events set a gloomy tone for your day, try a few of these tips to escape the stress and turn your day around.

  1. Get Outside

Even if it’s windy or overcast, go for a walk to clear your mind. Leave your phone and your favourite podcast at home, and let this short walk be a ‘walking meditation’—listen to the sound of the wind, notice the leaves swaying and feel the breeze brushing your skin.

  1. Do Some Small, Achievable Tasks

When it seems impossible to get things done, so something that’s attainable such as washing the dishes, watering the plants, or cooking an easy meal. Even if you haven’t finished yet that project or your report, you’ll feel productive and motivated to take on more tasks.

  1. Take a Power Nap

Naps are a great way to turn around a bad day. Not only do they make you feel re-energized, but they also let you swipe the slate clean. Get yourself comfortable, close your eyes and let everything go for the next 20 minutes. When you wake up, you’ll feel refreshed, re-energized and ready to face the rest of the day.

  1. Hop In the Shower

While standing in the shower, imagine the water washing and draining away all the negative energy. If you can take it, make the water much colder for the last two minutes. You will feel more refreshed and energized when you get out of the shower.

  1. Breathe

Spend a few minutes to close your eyes and just concentrate on your breathing. Feel the tension of your body slowly melting away and let your thoughts and worries go. Once you feel you’re body has let go of the negative vibe, take some proactive steps to rebound. It’s easier to gain new perspective when you’re not drowned in strong emotions.

  1. Treat Yourself

Whether it’s a piece of rich chocolate or a cup of green tea, treat yourself to a little luxury. It easily lifts your mood to eat something you like. If you’re having a chocolate, let it melt in your mouth. Revel and enjoy it while it lasts. When all of it has finally melted away, you’ll breathe deeper and then your mood suddenly shifts. The same effect works with any indulgences you enjoy.

Now, do you feel better? If doing one of these tricks doesn’t lift your spirit, you can try another one. You’re always free to try one or all of these at once. And remember, it’s your day; don’t let anyone ruin your happiness.

Today, more people are watching movies on their computer through streaming. Some people even exclusively watch films online due to its convenience and range of options. However, why is it that most Singaporeans still opt to watch movies in the reclining chairs in the cinema instead of the comfy couches in their homes?

Matchless Enjoyment

Watching movies is definitely fun, but the place where you watch a movie also contributes to the level of enjoyment you’ll get after watching. The enjoyment you can feel after having watched a beautiful movie in the cinema is matchless. It’s a whole lot different kind of enjoyment compared to just being in the four corners of a very familiar place—your living room.

Perfect Entertainment

Unless you have an entertainment system at home that can support films in 3D, you won’t be able to fully appreciate a film that is intended for 3D viewing. While 3D is not the be-all and end-all of film appreciation, for a lot of movies (blockbusters in particular), 3D does heighten their quality. Plus, cinemas are built with excellent sound systems. Singaporeans go here because they get the full effect of the film they’re watching.

The Feeling of Being in a Crowd

Sure you can understand the plot of a movie even if you watch it alone at home. However, you will better appreciate the whole story if you watch the movie together with other people from all walks of life. How your co-watchers react to the scenes on screen will affect how you too will feel about it. This is especially notable in comedic and scary films, where scenes are designed to elicit palpable reactions from the viewers. Another joy of going to the cinema is when you come out after the movie and you compare how the other watchers enjoyed the film and discuss what you think about it.


Clubbing is for the young and the young at heart. If you want to chill and have some drinks or foods with friends and co-workers, there are numerous clubs that you can visit. Remember that you deserve it after a day’s work. If you want the ultimate clubbing experience, you can start with the following places:


Home Club

Home Club lies in The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road. Performances are every Tuesday-Thursday (7pm to 3am) and Friday & Saturday (7pm to 4am). Expect to pay S$40 onwards. For band schedules and listings, you can call the club at (+65) 6538-2928. The club is a supporter of local artists, bands and DJs. The place plays different music genres from Indie to dance, rock and drums.

St. James Power Station

St. James Power Station is one of the main attractions of Sentosa Island. If you are looking for the ultimate clubbing experience, this is the perfect place to start. There are no fix opening hours. If you want to know about the opening hours and schedules or listings, you should visit their website or better yet just call them at (+65) 6270-7676. Expect to pay S$40 to S$100. St. James Power Station houses 10 different but interconnected venues-Bellini Room, Dragonfly, Movida, Powerhouse, Gallery, Mono, Peppermint Park, New Paper Sports Bar, Boiler Room and The Lobby.

Shanghai Dolly

Shanghai Dolly lies in The Foundry, Clark Quay. Party starts from 4pm to 6am every day. Expect to pay S$60 to S$100. For schedules of performances, you can call them at (+65) 6336-7676 or 6270-7676. It is an upscale club that presents artists from Hong Kong, China and local talents of course. It is equipped with bars, restaurants, piano and cabaret.

If these places are not enough for you, there are other places that you can visit.