How I pick myself up when I'm down...


We all need a little pick me up every now and again! And as today is Blue Monday, here are my top 5 ways of cheering myself up!

Have a bath - Maybe even throw a bath bomb in there! Is there any better way to relax than submerging your aching body into a tub full of hot water with the scent of a bath bomb filling the air, and candles lighting the room. Taking half an hour to have a fab bath can melt away the troubles of the day.

Make plans - They don't have to plans for that day/night specifically, but I always find that making plans to see someone or do something can really make me feel better! It gives me something to look forward to and be positive about!

Read a book - This is something I need to get back into the habit of doing again! There is simply nothing better than being able to find somewhere comfortable, opening a book and be transported to another world where none of your stresses exist.

Look at pictures of memories - This is one of those things that only works depending on what kind of a mood you're in. If you're in need of cheering up because of a recent break up, don't try and make yourself feel better by looking at pictures of them. However, if you're just in a general funk (no idea where that came from but I'm keeping it) then this can really help. Crack open the photo albums and sit and remember the good ol' days!

Declutter - Again, this isn't for everyone. But I often find that when I'm feeling low if I take some time to declutter something that has been bugging me for a while (i.e. my bedroom), then I feel much better. You tidy up an area, get rid of things you no longer need and you can visibly see the progress you're making.

What do you do to cheer yourself up?

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  1. The other night I had a bath, turned off the light and lit a candle. I've never done that before but, wow, I can see why people talk about it! It felt so wonderful, I had no idea that just a bit of mood lighting could really lift your mood. You could combine the bath and the reading for a double whammy (unless you're paranoid about dropping the book/kindle in the bath). I always found that when I was angry or frustrated I felt better after just tidying up my room. It seemed to help: probably the monotony of it all. It's the small things, really, that make a big difference.

    Saoirse Sterling at XLeptodactylous

  2. I totally agree that reading makes me less stressed. I think it lets you have a wee escape.

    Tasha x