8 Ways To Brighten Your Days

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We all have great days, good days and not-so-much days. If you’re anything like me you can be having the best day and something will happen to turn it all around. You might not even notice what it is, but suddenly you’ve lost the skip in your step and you’d be happy to spend the rest of your life binge-watching Netflix in you comfiest clothes, demolishing tub after tub of cookie dough. And while I’m all for indulgence and super cosiness when you’re feeling down, sometimes you gotta do what’s good for you, and kick that bad mood in the butt.

I really believe that the simplest actions can have a huge impact on the way you feel, and just getting on and doing something positive can be the injection of good vibes that you need. So when you’re feeling a little blue, have a think about one of these easy ways to boost up your mood…

Pour yourself a cuppa
I’m not gonna lie, I don’t know if there’s any scientific fact around this, but it is practically proven that tea makes everything better. Well, not everything but it’s totally conventional to make someone a cup of tea when they’re feeling sad, even Sheldon knows that!

Take a hike
Get yourself outside and into the fresh air, let the great outdoors clear away your negativity and take a minute to appreciate the beauty of mother nature. Even if your don’t have rolling hills to climb, taking a minute to look at the bigger picture around you can help put things into perspective. Plus, walking is a great opportunity to take a little time to meditate on what’s troubling you.

Jump in the shower
I don’t know about you, but I always feel better after a good scrub! There’s something about just-washed hair and super soft skin that makes me feel ready for anything.

Put your phone down
Log out, switch off and forget about what everyone else is doing. I love social media, but when you’re feeling down it’s all too easy to get stuck in a cycle, comparing yourself to what everyone else is doing and enabling that mounting feeling of inferiority. Shut that shit down. Social media presents a filtered, rose tinted view that no one can live up to, and sometimes it’s better to just ditch it and focus on you.

Read your favourite book
Sometimes it’s best just to allow yourself to get lost in a familiar world that’s not your own. Curl up with your favourite book and get lost in the stories that you know you love.

Remember the good things
Grab a pen and paper and write a list of all of the things in your life that are good, the things that you’re grateful for. It might be the sun through the window or the love of your life, nothing is too big or small. Write it, read it and appreciate it.

Blast some tunes
I always find that my mood can be dictated by the music I’m listening to. Adele is my bae, but sometimes her songs can make me feel miserable, let’s be honest. When you’re feeling a little low, crank up the volume on some feel good beats. I’ve even got my feelgood playlist ready to go!

Call someone you love
You mother, brother or significant other, take the time to chat to someone who’s got your back. Voice your stresses and let them help you out. Plus, talking out loud is a really therapeutic thing to do.

So, next time you’re feeling a little blue, take a small step or two and see if you can lift your spirits and brighten your day!

What do you do when you’re feeling down? Have you got any tricks that help you bust a bad mood and get your day back on track?

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