1. Lack of Sleep - Make sure that you don't get a good sleep the night before. Sleep deprivation can cause everything from mild irritability to severe hallucinations. If you prolong your lack of sleep for a few days, these problems begin to grow exponentially. Every small problem or frustration becomes amplified and situations seem far worse than they really are.
2. Eat Poorly - Not having a balanced diet can also create great irritability. This is especially true in diabetics that don't eat properly. Without the nutrients, vitamins and minerals in healthy foods, you brain doesn't function to the best of its ability. If your brain isn't functioning correctly, your frame of mind is altered as well. The ability to think relies on the health of your brain. This is aside from other physical complications that come from not eating the right foods such as fatigue, pains and spasms.
3. Don't Relax, Ever - Instead of practicing relaxation techniques when you become frustrated with work or family, keep yourself as high strung as possible. You don't need to focus on things such as breathing deeply to help you focus. The increase of oxygen to the brain helps you think more rationally. Proper breathing is one of those things that many adults take for granted. This isn't including ways to relieve tension in the muscles such as yoga or exercise routines.
4. Procrastinate Everything - Putting things off to the last minute could easily compound problems. However, this may need to be done a day or two in advance. Instead of dealing with problems or situations as they occur, you can always just wait until the problem festers. This could increase your stress levels exponentially depending on the circumstances. You may think you are relieving your stress by putting something off until the next day, but you're only creating an increase later on.
5. A Bit of Road Rage to End the Day - After a long exhaustive day while skipping lunch, there is nothing better for putting an end to a bad day than to be stuck in traffic for a few hours. Depending on the area you live in, rush hour traffic may be unavoidable. However, many areas have alternate routes that are less dense with other drivers. Although these routes may seem longer in mileage, many of these paths actually take less time to traverse than common straight-through routes. Since you are trying to ruin your day all-together, there is no reason to use mapping systems such as Google to find alternate ways to get home.
It's not often that people wake up in the morning hoping to have a miserable day. Instead of adapting to common problems that keep perpetuating this type of scenario, these people continue to live the same way day-in and day-out. Instead of learning ways to avoid a bad day, you can continue the same behaviors hoping things will get better.
Ken Myers is a father, husband, and entrepreneur. He has combined his passion for helping families find in-home care with his experience to build a business. Learn more about him by visiting @KenneyMyers on Twitter.