I often feel like crap. Being a single mother, a working mother, and someone who tries to also call herself a blogger is tough. I am exhausted all the time and no amount of caffeine can fix that but below are a few things I like to do when I am having a bad day. They are simple things that can make a huge difference to my mood and I thought I would share them with you.
Have a really hot, long shower or bath. Use your best soaps, bath bombs and shampoos while surrounding your self with candle light. Try to make your bathroom as relaxing as possible and just sit there in peace for a while. Or sometimes I like to listen to my favourite albums and have a sing song, just to lift my spirits slightly. When you are done, hopefully you will feel refreshed and ready to move on from the sadness that you were feeling.
2. Take a walk or run outside
Sometimes, getting a bit of fresh air can be the best thing to bring you out of your bad mood and to clear your mind. Try a solo walk or run to the local park, it really helps to make you feel amazing with all those endorphins whizzing around your body.
3. Make Time for things that make you feel good
Firstly I would put on your favourite outfit, that one that makes you feel amazing, slim, and always gets you compliments. Style your hair and put on your best makeup even if you are not going anywhere, it really perks you up and may encourage you to get out and about to have some fun. During the day, make time for your favourite activity such as listening to your favourite album, crafting, reading, jogging or put on your favourite Tv programme/movie. The act of doing something you love can help to distract you away from all the things that have made you feel rubbish that day.
4. CleanI hate cleaning but I love that feeling I get when I have finished and the house looks amazing. I also strangely love the smell of polish and bleach so it definitely cheers me up when the house is clean. My mind is less clouded and I can finally concentrate on doing something I enjoy like a sipping a glass of wine while watching Netflix.
5. Be Alone
If you're not already, you should consider becoming your own best friend. Life is easier if you learn to enjoy your own company in my opinion. I have always loved having some alone time just to relax, be able to think and enjoy an activity that maybe my friends and family do not enjoy. I often take myself out on a date to the theatre, a coffee shop or just a quick shopping trip. Its nice not to have to worry about the other person not enjoying themselves and being able to do what I want to do.
If these simple tips do not work for you, it's ok to have an off day, we all have them. Just remember there is always tomorrow and do not be afraid to ask your loved ones for a hug.