Monday, 24 November 2014

10 things that will improve your mood

1. Remember Dumbledore's wise words 'Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light'

2. Bridget Jones's Diary. This film is one of those films in which everyone can relate too (especially us females), so whack it on and watch it. Her misfortune definitely cheers me up!

3. Chocolate. Need I say more?

4. Talk to someone. A friend, family member, a colleague. You may not feel like it, you might want to be alone in bed and wallow in self pity. You might feel like a burden for talking but it's absolute bulsh*t. If a friend was upset, you'd want them to come to you, therefore it's only fair you go to them! And trust me, talking about it helps.. a problem shared is a problem halved, right?

5. A hot bath with bubbles, face mask, your favourite candle and nail varnish. Pamper yourself and make yourself feel good. You deserve it!

6.  Dance it out. Put on your favourite childhood tunes - preferably ones from your primary school disco. Cotton Eyed Joe, S Club, Steps, Vengaboys, Busted, Bewitched, Las Ketchup.. the cheesier the better!

7. Read a chapter of the book that you're reading or read your favourite book. Escape to a fictional world so that you can forget about how you are currently feeling.

8. Stop procrastinating. That essay you were going to write a week ago, the laundry you should have done last weekend, the dance class you wanted to attend.. yeah, just do it. You'll feel 100 times better knowing you've ticked something off  your ever lasting to-do list

9. Keep a happiness jar. Every time you are happy or feel grateful, write it on a piece of paper and store it in a jar. When you feel unhappy, read one. It's bound to make you feel better.

10. Do not compare yourself to anyone else. It is the most pointless activity on the planet and one which only leads to jealousy, feeling inadequate and misery. Comparison is the thief of joy.


Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I love the happiness jar idea, I so need one of them.
This is quite embarassing, but the song I dance to when I get a bit of a grump on is 'Macho Man' by The Village People. It just brings me to life for some reason :)

Gems x

Josie said...

Brilliant post Sam! Could not agree more with 10 x

Josie’s Journal

Lauren Morgan said...

I love bridget jones diary that film makes me smile your blog is lovely by the way:)

SprinklesofStyle said...

Such a cute post - love number 10 - that's right we should never compare ourselves to anyone as we are all unique and beautiful in our own way! :)

Layla xx

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