How to get yourself through a bad day.


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?


Soph

11 comments

  1. Love this post Soph. You're so right, sometimes you just need to cry it out xxx
    Sophie Cliff

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  2. Some great ideas to make yourself feel better! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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  3. "feel good musical" 110%!! Always a winner in my eyes!

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  4. I love this post. I love doing yoga when i am feeling down. It allows me to connect to myself both physically and mentally. It leaves me feeling fantastic. I also did a post on ways to cheer yourself up if you wanted to see other ideas. Thankyou for sharing. Enjoy your day

    Sarah's Abode - xx

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  5. I too believe tea can fix everything, great post. When I am down I listen to music, nap or watch YouTube videos. Either distract myself or wallow until I am over it. Sometimes you just need to let yourself be sad. Lovely post, hope you will think about following me back on Bloglovin' if you aren't already.

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  6. Netflix is always the answer! Great post.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  7. These are all great tips! Saved this post :)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  8. I can definitely relate, I've been feeling quite down these past few days. What really helped me is to allow myself to feel those negative emotions but then, like you said, get back on track myself and tell myself everything is going to be alright :) x

    Sara’sChapters

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  9. I love this, having one of those days myself you have really calmed me - now time for a Netflix and immense tea drinking session.

    Hannah Newport - thiswomanrose.wordpress.com

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  10. Funny how I stumbled upon this post. I was having a bad day, more like a bad afternoon, yesterday because I was so exhausted. It doesn't help that the weather has been so dreary lately. So, instead of pushing myself and being hard on myself, I decided to sleep in today. This came at perfect timing!

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  11. I definitely believe having a good cry can help a lot, also a good cuppa'!

    Lucy | Forever September

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