Leadership | Managing Bad Days

‘ Bad ’ Days at Work Don’t Mean You Have to Get Eaten by a Piranha. You Just Need to See It

Tactics for you to flip the script on your office blues.

Os Ishmael
4 min readFeb 24, 2024


A lady having a face that she had a bad day.
We all have days that are absolutely shite. Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

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“Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me — choke those little bad days. Choke ’em down to nothing.” — Tom Waits

Ever had one of those days at work where it feels like the universe conspired against you?

Everything that can go wrong does, and you’re the star of a gloomy episode of “The Office.”

But, what if I told you that these days are not just necessary evil, but actually hidden gems waiting to be polished?

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