Friday, August 26, 2011

Top Ten Pick-Me-Ups when you’re having a really bad day


Apologies for missing my ‘health blog’ day yesterday, I really did have every intention to do it. Unfortunately intentions aren’t everything, and instead of doing that I ran into someone else’s car. And yep, it was definitely my fault. (The person was okay, thank goodness!) That will teach me to sing and dance in my car rather than bother to remember the road rules...

It was not the greatest day ever.

BUT I think I whinged and moaned and cried enough yesterday to last me a lifetime, so time to get positive today! As it is Friday (in Australia, completely forgot about the time difference for my American readers), here is a little Friday list.

Top Ten Pick-Me-Ups when you’re having a really bad day:

1. Cry. If you need a mini-breakdown, even if you know that you are completely overreacting, then have it. Trust me, there is nothing like a good hour long cry to make you feel better.




2. Do something that makes you feel special; whether it’s dressing up, having a bath or curling your hair.



3. Watch something on television that you love. Make sure it’s either really funny, or sugary sweet and uplifting.




4. Take time out. Have ALL of those things that you need to do? Too bad for those things, you are taking some much needed personal time off.




5. Read Anne of Green Gables. Yes, very specific I know, but nothing warms the soul quite like this book. 



6. Bake! What is more therapeutic than baking? Plus: You get to eat the mixture.



7. Do something that gets you moving. Hit the gym, do some yoga, round up some friends for a game of basketball, or dance like crazy around your house.




8. Do something nice for someone else. Donate clothing or money, write a letter to friend, or even just send someone a quick text to let them know how amazing you think they are.



9. Hug a loved one. Nothing is more comforting than that J




10. Eat your weights worth in chocolate!




Or you could just take this advice:






 Weekend Challenge: Do at least two of the things on this list!

33 comments:

Carrie Rosalind said...

Sorry you had a bad day! :(

Seems like I've been having a lot of bad days lately so I will definitely refer back to this post when I need it!

keishua said...

That sounds like the pits and I can imagine that would make anyone feel in the pits. You have the right attitude for rain, though. I will defintely try to eat my weight in chocolate and do something sweet for some else(if I can move). Seriously, thanks for the post. I hope today is looking up.

lucy and sarah said...

Great list, indeed. I'll try to have more fun!

ellie's desk said...

Well, it is good to have a good cry ...from time to time. And the idea of keep moving. Always a good idea to do some good things for yourself.

Hope today was much better.

Nicole said...

I'm moving into school this weekend and I accept your challenge. I may do yoga and eat my weight in chocolate, because I'm a walking contradiction and both will be beneficial though the crying may happen too.

Tuesdai Noelle said...

I think I'm going to try 1,5 & 8 this weekend, along with some Johnny Depp & Meg Ryan films.

Good post!

Mary Grace said...

Oh no! I am so sorry you had a terrible day. I hope you are okay after what had happened. I'd give you a hug or bake you cupcakes if I could.

Autumn said...

I love this...and I have totally had these days/weeks/months.

Thanks for the list and I hope you get to feeling better.

Marie said...

Good tips and I like #4 the most!:D

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Rachana said...

I need to do all of this! But the 10th one was the best. :)

Hazel said...

We should never underestimate the healing powers of crying - it's really therapeutic ")

The Book Florist said...

Oh gosh, yes! Anne of Green Gables! You are truly wonderful, you know? That fills me with utter joy, that book. I love that you added that. By the way, that's a brilliant list, and I couldn't agree more about crying your heart out and feeling better. It's a quick road to relief. Thankyou for this list and I hope that you have an absolutely beautiful day tomorrow to make up for the not-so-great one. Take care.

Love said...

i love to cry, it suely cleanse me crystal clean:)

i love the feeling, its almost like when it is after rain, only the heat today is killing and i wished the rain had stayed longer:)

and totally agree with the list... now all i wud need is one person i cud do it all with... yes... someone who is as funny as Abdullah Qadir, as sexy as Salman Khan, as crazy and fun as Katie and as awesome as you:)

Love!

Love said...

and so do u promise me like if i ever come to Australia for holidays... you will keep me at ur place and show me around...:)

Ashley Slater said...

UGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. So sorry you were in an accident. I am so glad to hear everyone is okay though! I love how positive you are being though, good for you!

as for your challenge? I accept!
I am thinking the bubble bath, anne of green gables and eating my weight in chocolate are on my list :)

xo,
ashley

Follow Your Own Way said...

i love 1, 4, and 9! hope some of these secrets of happiness made your day much better.

aki! said...

This is a really cute post. I totally agree with going to the gym. It's something I haven't done in way, way, way too long.

I'm so sorry about the accident. I just hit my car earlier this summer (against a pole, so no other party involved) and it was such a big hassle. Hope you, your car, and your insurance are all right.

Sabrina said...

I love this post! Very good tips!

Mandy said...

I always feel better when I get a hug...I have heard it releases good feeling endorphins throughout your body which starts to make you feel great.

Great tips, i think I may try the bubble bath and doing something nice for someone else :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I definitely decide to just be awesome instead when I have bad days. Okay, not always, but you're right: comedies, baking, and chocolate all definitely help. I'm so sorry to hear about the accident yesterday. At least you're okay and the other person is okay and that's all that matters.

AquĆ­ said...

I love these ideas for a little pick me up. I need to remind myself that its ok to take time for myself if I'm feelin low. For some reason I just feel guilty.

Kacey Hayes said...

Tooootally commiserate on the rotten day having. Sorry it happened to you - you seem so sweet. Thank you for reminding me of Anne of Green Gables! She's so wonderful, I fell in love when I was a kid. Revisit time. Also, chocolate- hello! Of course that's the cure! Hope your weekend is looking up. xoxo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am sorry to hear about what happened! I have done the same thing before. I know how upsetting it is. Especially to playing it over and over in your mind. These are great tips though! I hope you are better! Everything will be okay :)

Ashley said...

Well I hope you are ok as well! Car accidents are very unnerving!

Crying is golden. I don't let myself do that enough.

Blue said...

I love this list, definitely something everyone should bookmark for a rainy day!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

That sounds dreadful. Glad no on was hurt. And can e add shopping to the list:) ?

*Erin

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

this is a fantastic list my love xxxxx

kimbirdy said...

i loved this post so much!! all of those things would help me {and probably most people}. i'm coming back to this on my next bad day.... better yet, i should forward this post to dannon so he can do some of these things for me when i'm having a bad day {set up a bath, put on my favorite funny shows, take me on a walk, etc.}.

Lily said...

Ha ha ha, I did #10 oodles of times. Gawd bless chocolate!

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