Hello all, thank god it’s the weekend am I right? The sun is shining, the drinks are flowing and everyone seems to be in a good mood. Nice weather is something that we don’t get that often here in England, but when the sun does eventually come out to play it feels like a weight has been lifted and suddenly that thing that’s been stressing you out doesn’t seem that important after all. So, today I’ve decided to share some of my bad mood busting tips for when the sunshine isn’t around to give you a helping hand. Without further ado…
Or any dog really, young or old. This has got to be my number one tip, and I cannot stress enough how much happier it makes me. Whenever I’m feeling sad or down, I sit on my bed, get YouTube up and watch endless videos of dogs. My personal faves are labradors or golden retrievers, and if you really need cheering up, type in dogs playing with babies – trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Eat some chocolate.
It’s scientifically proven that chocolate releases endorphins that make you happier. Do you need me to say more?
This may not sound like something that would cheer you up, but it can be quite therapeutic and it always feels good to have a clean and tidy home. I find that cleaning and tidying gives me time to think about things, whilst also doing something productive. My flat is tidy most of the time anyway, so I don’t always have much to do, so I like to organise things like my wardrobe or food cupboard. Maybe I’m just weird, but each to their own!
Have a bath.
Is there anything more relaxing than a nice bubble bath with a few candles? I always end up getting books wet in the bath, so I tend to prop my laptop on the toilet seat and watch something. Whenever I need cheering up I stick to easy watching comedies, like New Girl or anything with Karl Pilkington. He makes me laugh more than anyone, and I listen to the XFM podcasts with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant all the time.
Read a good book.
Reading is something that I did literally ALL of the time when I was younger, but I got out of the habit when I went to uni. Thankfully though, over the last few months I’ve started to read a lot more, and I honestly believe that it’s good for the soul. I’m currently rereading To Kill a Mockingbird, which I haven’t read for about 6 or 7 years, and I just love curling up in bed with it after a long day.
So, basically my advice is watch puppy videos in the bath, whilst eating chocolate, and afterwards read a book in your clean and tidy home.
I would like to point out that these tips are just my own personal preference, and obviously may not work for everyone. If you’ve been feeling down for a while then please don’t hesitate to speak to someone or seek professional help!
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