How to get yourself through a bad day.
Bad days. We all have them, right? I've had quite a few of these recently, if I'm honest. And I guess not always in the sense that loads of things have gone wrong, but in a 'I'm have having a really bad mental health day' too. Those days when your thoughts, anxiety, and emotions are all over the place, and you really just wanna climb back into bed and not move for the rest of the year.
So, here's a little run down of the things I always try to cheer myself up a little.
Let yourself cry. Feel sorry for yourself. | First up, you've sometimes just gotta let yourself feel sad. So, let yourself cry and feel sorry for yourself for a little while. But then pull your socks up and know that you can beat whatever's getting you down, and that you do, in fact, totally got this.
Grab a cuppa. | I'm a firm believer that a cup of tea can fix anything. So, if I've had a bad day at work, or I'm at home and I'm starting to feel a little down, the first thing I do is put the kettle on. There's something so warm and calming and relaxing about a good cup of tea.
Treat yourself. | In my case, this is normally with pizza or chocolate. Or both. But let yourself indulge in something you normally wouldn't. Buy yourself some new make up, get your nails done, grab a face mask so you can have a little pamper session at home. Make time for you.
Netflix it out. | Similar to the point that's coming up below, for me, this is a way of taking my mind off stuff. Grab your laptop and whack on your favourite show, old or new, and immerse yourself in someone else's life for a bit! A good chick flick or a feel good musical is always a good option, too!
Sleep it off. | And then, if all else fails, sleep it off.For me sometimes, there's no other way of trying to shake off a bad day than sleep. When you're asleep, you can't think, you can't overthink, you can't analyse and go back over everything that's happened, or not happened, that day. Now, if only there was an easy way to get to sleep when all of this is racing through your mind!
How do you cheer yourself up when you're having a bad time?