We All Have Bad Days

Yesterday was a sneaky hate spiral day.

(via Hyperbole and a Half)

Disclaimer: No Patronus kitties were harmed in the making of my Wednesday.

I woke up in a funk and things just started tumbling on top of my shitty mood sandwich. You think mental health counselors don’t have bad days? Think again. We’re just as likely to get pissed off and even more likely to continue to be pissed off if our mind hacking knowledge doesn’t immediately soothe the inner beast.

I try really hard to not to let myself tumble into the sneaky hate spiral, but sometimes forces are outside of my control. If the usual jedi mind tricks don’t work, I resort to margaritas. Since I was at work and margaritas were no bueno, I did the next best thing. I watched videos on YouTube.

Luckily, I have a really awesome coworker who shares my sick sense of humor and directed me to this video:

Sidenote: I am not hip with videos and what’s hot on the internets. If you’ve already seen these, then disregard.

I love okapis, but the honey badger may take some serious stock in my ‘awesome animals’ book (coming to you in Spring 2023!) because it eats cobras and truly just does not give a fuck.

Another fantastic video that will cheer you right up if you love Jason Sudeikis, enjoy witty social commentary, and aren’t too uptight about the whole Penn State tragedy:

 

What happened there and the aftermath is terrible, but I feel SNL did a great job of addressing it in a humorous manner.

Between those two videos and some serious kitty snuggles, I was in a much better mood at the end of my day.

Forget Xanax kids. All you need is YouTube and a pet. And a margarita.



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Jen Bingaman, M.A. LMHCA

About Jen Bingaman, M.A. LMHCA

Hi, I’m Jen. I’m a mental health counselor newly residing in Seattle, Washington. I strongly believe in the mind-body connection as the cornerstone of my professional ideology, along with the healing possibilities of puppies, a good glass of red wine, the smell of a new book, and the importance of travel.