Self-Love Sunday: It’s OK To Be Grumpy Sometimes


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We all have those days. Maybe it’s because of a fight, a bad night’s sleep or you are not feeling well. You may not know why.

But, you’re grumpy.

And that’s OK according to Professor Joe Forgas, a University of New South Wales researcher.

Professor Forgas did a study that compared people who were in good and bad moods. He found that the grumpy people were “more attentive, careful thinking, paying greater attention to the external world”.

And while the professor may have found some positives in being negative, some days it will just be one of those days and you have to ride it out.

Have a pity party. Try some ways to break your bad mood and if they don’t work, embrace your grumpiness.

Just remember that we all have those days. Show yourself some love and don’t be too hard on yourself.

*Apologies if I’ve already shared this song on another post but it seems to fit the theme today.


I Don’t Want To Have A Nice Day

Greg Brown

I been up, honey, all night long,
It felt right, now it feels wrong.
I just wanna feed my misery,
The  Boston Globe and some black coffee.

I don’t wanna have a nice day,
And I wish that you wouldn’t say
That to me, not that-a-way,
I don’t wanna have a nice day.

I think that somebody unscrewed my head,
I know I look just like an unmade bed.
But y’know when I feel this way,
What it is is a-what I say. And


I can remember a little restaurant, you know,
Somewhere down around Chicago.
She threw that Whopper right in my face,
And then she said, “Have a nice day.” I said,


What d’ya wanna do? Umh!

I wanna weep; I wanna sleep,
I wanna get by cheap.
I wanna creep into the deep,
I wanna fall down in a heap.

I’m gonna do it right on your floor,
If you say that to me just once more.
You’ll have to roll me right out the door,
Yeah, and give me the ol’ what for.

I can remember what the people did,
Way back when I was a little kid.
They didn’t ask you to be always high,
They just said, “thank you” and “goodbye.”


No no no no no nonononono…
Why don’t you have one? Take two, they’re small.
Da da da da da dadadadadada…
Why don’t you have a day like a painting of a kid with big eyes?
Why don’t you have a day like a painting of a puppy with a ribbon ’round
Its neck,
Sun goin down over the sea?
Why don’t you have a day like a painting of a kid with big eyes
Holdin’ a puppy with a ribbon ’round it’s neck’
Standin’ down by the ocean with the sun…
Nonononono, I don’t wanna…..nonononono, I don’t wanna…..nononnonono, I
Don’t wanna,


One Reply to “Self-Love Sunday: It’s OK To Be Grumpy Sometimes”

  1. I think we’ve had the same thought process going.
    I’m ready to break out of my grump now, but people need to know it’s OK to be grumpy sometimes.


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