Hello lovelies! 🙂
So today’s post is going to be a little different than usual. I wanted to write about feeling down. We’ve all had days or even weeks where we don’t feel our best and can’t seem to find positivity in anything. It may be from something that’s happened at work, school or even just for no reason. You wake up one day and you’re like “No, I don’t feel like getting up today”. You can feel like everything is on top of you and you can’t seem to break out of it. I know I have moods like this. In this post I want to share with you some things that I do to perk me up and help me through bad days. These are very simple and you can all do them.
Having a bath – I’ll run a bath usually with a Lush product (“Pop In The Bath” or “Karma” bubble bar are my faves) or this Imperial Leather “Cherry Bakewell” bubble bath (I know–whutt?!) I find a bath is a great place to sit back, breathe, unwind and to just escape from everything.
Fresh bedding – I love having fresh bedding as it makes me sleep so much better. I think also putting on a duvet that you love helps too.
Skincare – This doesn’t have to be a long, complicated routine, just a simple face mask and some moisturiser to give your face a bit of love.
New toothbrush – I always feel good after using a new toothbrush ha ha.
New music – I’ve found a lot that listening to the same songs over and over again can definitely reflect your mood, especially if there’s a song that relates to an unhappy time. I often listen to the Top 40 on Radio 1 or go onto iTunes and update my playlist.
TV/films – If there’s a film or TV show that always cheers you up then watch it! Simpsons or American Dad are my faves.
TEA – Yes I’m a HUGE tea fan! It’s strange because I have it everyday but it still makes me feel happy. I find that making it in my favourite mug always makes it even better.
OOTD – I think what you wear massively reflects your mood. I try to wear bright colours on days when I feel down and it does perk me up. Also, make sure you’re wearing something comfortable that isn’t restrictive.
Tidy – I find that having a tidy environment instantly makes me feel better. Take an hour or so to give your bedroom a little tidy.
Clean make up brushes – This is something I never used to do and now I actually find it very therapeutic. Also, when you go to do your makeup and your brushes are clean, all your products will go on better and you’ll find your skin will be clearer.
Day out – Sometimes a day out to your favourite place is all it takes. Think of somewhere you go that makes you feel amazing. Chester is a huge fave.
Food – Visit your favourite restaurant and order something you love! Pizza Hut and Nandos are my faves.
Clear out – I do this every few months and I love it. Clearing out old clothes is liberating! Then when you go to your wardrobe you only have things you like. I used to hang onto things for so long and then I thought, “Why?” I haven’t regretted anything I’ve throw away.
Getting your hair cut – You can often forget to do this for months but once your have freshly cut hair you enjoy styling it more and feel great.
Day off – I try to do this often as I can. Taking a day off work, like mid-week can give you a boost and keep you motivated for the rest of the week.
Treat yourself – Occasionally reward yourself with something. It could be a MAC lipstick you’ve wanted for ages, a book you’ve had your eye on or even going to a café that you always pass and have wanted to visit.
Instagram – I love love love Instagram. I was always a Facebook fan but now I barely go on it. Sometimes looking through an Instagram page you love can make you smile. For me “The Good Quote” really helps me, they post so consistently with motivational and inspiring quotes that are so relatable!
Painting my nails – I always take time to do this. I feel great afterwards and it’s a brilliant way to express yourself through the colours/designs you choose.
People – The people you surround yourself with really really reflect your mood. Don’t give your time to anyone that make you feel any less than amazing. Maintain relationships with people who you can be 100% yourself with and that love you. This is something I’ve come to learn and it makes a huge difference!
Starbucks – I’m sure this is something you all can relate to. I love a trip to Starbucks. Sitting in there with a Mocha Frappe and a chocolate brownie is one of my top favourite things and I always feel better after.
Cosy PJs – Wearing soft, cosy PJs is amazing. When you want to just chill and be comfy there’s nothing better. Definitely invest in a pair that you love!
I really hope you enjoyed this post! I know it was a long one but I loved writing every word! ❤ ❤ ❤ If you’ve been feeling down recently, just remember, you’re not alone. Everyone feels like this and hopefully some of the things I’ve mentioned will help.
See you in my next post xx
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