People are allowed to have bad days

     I can think of a few days throughout the year when I have just wanted to go home. There have been times when I knew it would be a long school day because of stress or lack of sleep. 

     If you have ever tried to convince your parents to let you stay home from school, it can sometimes be a challenge. With my parents at least, me saying, ‘Because I had a bad day,’ is not a good enough reason to stay home, even though they have experienced their share of bad days too. 

     According to a Fox News survey of 2,000 working Americans, “Work was inevitably a big contributor, as the results found the average respondent blames work for four out of the five bad days they experience in a typical month.”

     From kids to adults, everyone has bad days, but sometimes it can still be perceived as an excuse rather than a legitimate reason. With many spending time working after school, doing clubs and activities or completing homework, it can be a lot on us.

     After a long week, I sometimes do not look forward to the next one, especially since we are close to the end of the school year. While people will have bad days, you cannot let those bad days control you but rather help you. 

     When I am having a bad day, I try to remember good things that have happened recently. Even as a generally happy person, I have my fair share of bad days, which is okay. 

     Bad days are different for everyone, and you must understand that a bad day for one person may not be for another. For example, a student who strives to do well in school may become disappointed when they get a three on a test, but a student who tries to do their best may be happy if they receive a three on a test.  

     It may be hard to understand why a person is having a bad day, but you need to be mindful, especially if you do not understand the reason behind the bad day.  

     May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and understanding mental health is pivotal for yourself and those around you. People can have bad days; however, it can be severe when those days become many. There are crisis resources available to those who need them. 

     At the end of the day, all you can do is hope the next will be better.