3 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

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Keeping the high vibes flowing every day is super important to me. But while a positive attitude often comes naturally, sometimes it’s hard to maintain my Spirit Junkie mentality. A disturbing news event can upset me, a nasty social media comment can piss me off or someone can disappoint me. Maintaining my happy mojo takes work — but it’s worth every bit of effort!

I believe we have to put our happiness above everything else. We have to protect our energy and our thoughts so that we can maintain flow. Therefore, it’s essential that we become conscious of how to redirect our attitude in an instant. The more aware you are of how you get taken out of your Spirit Junkie mentality, the easier it is to come back to peace. In this video I share three tips for turning around a bad day.

Use these tools throughout the day and proactively participate in your happiness! Feel free to leave comments below and let me know how these tools support you.

For further guidance check out these resources

In this blog I emphasize the importance of protecting your energy. For my video, Your Vibes Speak Louder than Words, click here.

This blog is an oldie but a goodie! Click here for my steps to change your BADitude.

To help you create new and positive patterns, check out my free video presentation on how to avoid making the same mistake twice.

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  1. I watched this video and the “baditude” video that you had made earlier and they both helped. I am living with a situation right now that is frustrating when I let myself get carried away with it. It usually happens when I am juggling several things and get overwhelmed and my ego kicks in. Thank you for the tips. I know they will help. It also helps to know that you too have challenging moments too.

  2. Thank you Gabby ! This totally syncs with what I have trouble with sometimes. When I have a hard time or a hard day I can sink deep into the “dark side” and just stay there deep for a while. Because of that tendency I get scared of being “down” and try to stay positive all the time, which is a no can do-er 😀 So, this is a simple and good solution, to just get it out for X period of a time and then move on to something good !

    Thank you girl ! 🙂

  3. Thank you. I love that I can rant with the intention of letting go. I won’t feel guilty about ranting anymore. That shit needs to come out so I can move on! Miracles now is my go to book when I am in a funk or stressed. It always gives me exactly what I need to hear. So so good.

  4. Hi Gabby, I watch your videos but never comment and that’s a change I’m making right now by paying YOU a compliment. You are AWESOME and INSPIRING to me. Truly. I’m sure you hear it often but from this one person you make a tremendous difference for week in, week out – from soul-to-soul – THANK YOU! 🙂 Blessings today & always, Narah <3

  5. Thank you Gabby,
    Had so many occasion to turn bad days around recently. Love the card deck. Personally I also like to look at some art, and think of people I love, bring some gratitude in. Please keep doing what you do it’s been wonderful for me. Hugs from London

  6. Thank you Gabby! I pick a Miracles Now card every morning, but never think to pick one when my day gets into a funk! I love that idea! 3 great suggestions that I am sure I will use regularly….<3
    Sparkle on!

  7. Thank you for this video. I have taken a risk and decided to ‘go it alone’ in the world of business with just myself and my passion of sharing my message. I have no plans to go back on that decision, I am in for the long haul and will succeed. I have grown so much post active addiction and have smashed many limiting beliefs. I worked a program, trained and studied hard and eventually became a motivational trainer and travelled abroad to train staff, I had to pinch myself sometimes, it was amazing, yet this entrepreneurial lifestyle taps into my very core. Some times my days are exhausting and that is just to survive it feels. I knew it would be difficult but I didn’t believe that it would trigger my mental illness to the extend it has! Please may I ask if you experienced self-sabotage in your career and/or painful self-doubt on your journey? Thank you…Martine

    1. of course. It’s normal… your awareness is everything. bring your spiritual tools to the feelings and you will learn great things about your work.

  8. This was perfect for my commute to work! I already own (and am obsessed with!) “May Cause Miracles”, and just purchased “A Course In Miracles”. When I opened the book I blindly flipped to a totally random page, and it was “Be The Lighthouse.” It was so perfect! I used that as my mantra all weekend, and will continue to do so this week 🙂 Thanks for being a constant lighthouse, Gabby!!

  9. Thank you for sharing your light Gabby! You have been such an inspiration in my life. These little tips are so helpful.

  10. LOVED THIS! Loved the first step! We tend to try and keep everything bottled up. We don’t feel safe to let it out and get that emotional energy OUT. I knew I was going to love this video from that very first step. Thank you for sharing! XO

  11. Hi, Gabby!

    I’m really enjoying watching your vlogs for so many reasons. First, I am a 24-year-old who is working on becoming an national (and then global!) motivational speaker for young women. Right now, I’m mostly in the Maryland area, but I am working towards bigger dreams, and part of that work is beginning my own YouTube video series. Watching your videos is helping me muster up the courage to just dive into it as I really know that I am called to begin this project and share my message with the world. (Side-note: What do you use to film your videos?) Secondly, your vlog today resonated deeply with me. About two years ago, I lost my mother very tragically and unexpectedly, and it turned my world upside down. Today, she would be celebrating her 66th birthday, and waking up this morning with that realization made my heart sink. I thought, how am I going to get through this day? All I want to do is curl up into a ball on the floor and sob. But what got me, what always get me up out of bed, is the belief that I need to share my light with the world. And then you chose a card out of your deck that said just that. This truth is always what keeps me going during dark days when I’m missing my mother’s life or stressed out about building my business up. I know it is my purpose.

    Thank you for living out your purpose because it truly does give others permission to do the same.

    Sending high fives & good vibes to you…


  12. Thank you Gabby! I woke up and started my day finding out something that made me feel less than I am. I needed to stumble upon this video. Thank you for bringing me back. I love you! Sat Nam.

  13. Thanks for this timely video support showing up in my mailbox today. Currently in the middle of packing for a big move, while working and trying to maintain a semblance of calm and peaceful life. I needed this gentle, loving reminder that it is okay to be pissed, empty it out, move on and show kindness and gratitude to others to make life feel good again. Thanks for being you, showing your vulnerability and providing tools for us to be the best we can be – with love!

  14. You are my new favorite source of inspiration for myself and for my yoga classes! I have downloaded your audiobooks and just gave my oldest daughter May Cause Miracles as she begins a new job. Your Vibe is contagious! If you are at the Jersey Shore be my guest at NJ Beach Yoga, your light is as bright as the sunshine we feel when we flow in the sand. Namaste!

  15. Hi Gabby! I am a long-time fan, and have read and re-read ‘May Cause Miracles’ numerous times. I recently purchased ‘Miracles Now’ and did the same sort of ‘pulling from the deck’ – when I opened up the book I randomly flipped to a page and it was ‘Be The Lighthouse’. I focused on that all weekend, and will continue to carry it into today and this week! Thanks for always being a lighthouse for us Spirit Junkies! 🙂

  16. I love this video and tips so much! Thank you Gabby! I set it as a favorite so I can find it easily when I need it. All weekend I’ve been feeling lost, out of sorts and just not myself but I’ve just been pushing it down and trying to move around it by pulling cards and playing outdoors but what I really need is the first step just writing how I’m feeling down here I can tell it helping. I’ve got to get it out so I can move back up! xoxo

  17. Liverpool you video !! It was verte helpful !! Tank you so much… Jeep putting moré vídeos. I share them in My FB pace Call food for you mind soul and body. You should check it out And vive it a Like ???? thank you ??

  18. I particularly like the part about giving someone a compliment, because it takes the focus off of me, and when I am feeling sorry for myself, or whatever, the focus needs to be directed elsewhere. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Thank you! 🙂 I woke up in a horrible mood this morning & am blessed to find this video in my inbox xoxo Just what i needed

  20. I was watching the 3 ways to turn a bad day into a good one and I have actually just done a blog myself on 3 simple ways to be happier! I was absolutely stoked to see you put in embracing the bad feelings and emotions! I did the same, but more in reference to tapping, which I know you teach, as a method to help clear these feelings. Really enjoyed it, pretty pumped to get into my next post now! Thank you

  21. Dear Gabby,
    I have been working hard at placing my faith in love instead of fear over the past few years. Now I am having a major setback as I watch a loved one suffer a terribly painful disease expected to take her life soon. How do I stay positive and try to find the good in this?

    Peaceful Wishes

    1. Ali,
      I’m so sorry to hear that you’re going through this. Begin my committing to daily prayer. Bring love and positive energy into your prayers and meditation. This is the best way to serve loved one. Trust that the same guidance you have is their guidance too. They are being led and protected. Pray for the highest good and the outcome to be peace no matter what.

      Sending love and blessings.

  22. Hi Gabby! This was one of my FAVORITE videos of yours because you talk about your own frustrations and the fight each day — sometimes all day— to bring your energy back to a place of love and light. It is daunting for the newly ‘aware’ to think that we can ever get to that sacred space that you live in and make seem so effortless. Today the video reminded me that you have had to WORK to stay in your light, and that I am not alone in my battle to keep the negative thoughts at bay. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us, Gabby… you will never ever know how MUCH you’ve changed my life, my daughter’s life (who, by the way, introduced me to you and your videos and books!). You are such a GIFT to all of us!
    Blessings to you and GREAT LOVE***

  23. Gabby, I absolutely love the advice about giving a compliment – giving makes us feel so much better! A good reminder that by BEING the good, we’re reminded of the good that’s always inside of us. 🙂 Much love! – Jen

  24. hi, love it!! is there an app that teaches TM? love using headspace, and would love to have a guided TM app on my phone. i life in guatemala, so sometimes a little far… thank you gabby, great work, big hug!!!

  25. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and parts of your life with us. Just saw you on Periscope (fun!) and was reminded of this video blog. So uplifting! Thanks again.

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