Hands up if you like wallowing in your own self pity? I know I do. When I’m in a bad mood or feeling low, I seem to get some form of satisfaction out of staying in that place. It’s an excuse to listen to that album, moan endlessly to everyone and anyone and play the woe is me card. But, soon enough, the wallowing becomes insufferable and you want to make yourself feel better.
Here I share with you the 5 things I do to pick myself up when I’m feeling low.
Run A Bath
Whether it’s the peak of summer or in the depths of winter, a bath cures everything. I love to throw in my favourite bubble bath, light a couple of candles and watch lighthearted comedy to cheer me up.
Write It Out
When you’re feeling down, getting it on paper is truly life changing. However sporadic, bizarre or emotionally filled those thoughts are, write them down. It’s therapeutic to make sense of your thoughts and find what is lacking. Reflecting on past entries is always eye opening and provides more lessons than you could imagine.
I definitely took living by the coast for granted. If I’m feeling down, the one thing I crave the most is being by the sea. Watching the waves makes you feel so insignificant and small. Being outside surrounded by nature reminds you of what is important in your life and keeps you grounded. Breath in that fresh air, sit for a while and relax.
Vegan chocolate holds the cure to most things. Even if chocolate isn’t your forte, treat yourself to your favourite dinner or dessert and enjoy it. Twin it with a cuppa tea and you’ll have one happy Brit.
Surround Yourself With Animals Or Friends (or both)
If only cuddling puppies was as easy as ordering a takeaway. Imagine that, Deliveroo for kittens and puppies!? Even the thought of seeing a dog can uplift my mood. Being around animals takes you away from the current moment and connects you to another living being. The same goes for chatting to your friends. Give your bestie a call, get another perspective on how you’re feeling and allow them to wallow with you for 5 minutes and pass you a glass of wine or two.
These are just some of the ways I cheer myself up when I’m feeling low.
Do you do any of these?