Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Sunday Post: Little Things To Cheer You Up

We all have those days where we want nothing more than to curl up in a big duvet burrito and never emerge and over the last few weeks I have had plenty of those. This post is just a few of the little things that I like to do on these kind of days and although they are really small they can help just uplift your mood that little bit to brighten up your day.

Go for a walk. This is probably one of the best things to do when you're feeling down. Fresh air always helps make you feel better no matter what in my opinion so going for a walk can really help take your mind off things for a short while. It's probably one of the most well known home remedies for a bad day but it's definitely one of the most effective. I always like to take my little dog with me; seeing Luna's happiness when you let her off her lead is just the most heart warming thing ever.

Read a book. Whether it's an old book you love or a new one that you're just starting, it's always nice to escape from your own problems and sink into a different world. I always love to read and can get lost in a book for hours - I just find it so therapeutic!

Have a clear out. I always find that clearing out my room or my drawers really helps uplift my mood. I can't focus right if my room is too messy and I love nothing more than sorting ruthlessly through my clothes and mass of things I don't really need. There's something so satisfying about having a completely tidy bedroom with no excessive clutter or cups everywhere ("are you collecting cups?" is one of my mum's favourite sayings upon entering my bedroom)

Get yourself a little treat. Now I don't mean go all out and blow £300 on Topshop (although it may be terribly tempting!) but a little treat to yourself can really help you brighten up. I got myself this super cute notebook from Waterstones after my last exam as a little pat on the back for making it through - who doesn't love a nice new bit of stationary?!

Give yourself a pamper. Call me vain but I always feel better with a set of freshly painted nails or washed hair or clean skin from a face mask. Lush bath bombs are always helpful when you're not feeling your best - it's surprising what a long bubble bath can do for your well being!

Tea. Need I say anything else?! Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a good, strong cup of classic English breakfast tea. It has to be in your favourite mug (doesn't it just make it taste better?!) and you could even go all out and have it with a choccy digestive! Tea is definitely tummy warming happiness in a mug!

What do you like to do when you're having one of those down days?

Amy x
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