A List Of Things That Help When I'm Having A Bad Day


We all have bad days, don't we? Unfortunately they're a part of life. Sometimes you can pinpoint why the day has been so terrible and sometimes you just wake up and find yourself stuck under a big black cloud that you can't seem to shake.

Regardless of the reason why you're feeling low, there is always something you can do to make yourself feel a little bit better. This is my list of things that help me on those days. The things that make me feel a little bit more like me or just help me to have a calm few minutes. I wanted to write this post so that I have a place to come back to whenever I have a wobble, and hopefully they might be useful to you too.

1) A hot bath, accompanied by my favourite candles and a glass of wine.

2) Finding half an hour to let myself get immersed in a good book.

3) Gentle exercise. Nothing too strenuous, but a walk or a swim always helps.

4) A yummy healthy tea, followed by my fave chocolate bar. Because BALANCE.

5) Calling my Mum or one of my best friends for a rant and a catch up.

6) Treating myself to a little something - a nice lunch or a new notebook or a bath bomb usually.

7) Making a list of all the ace people/stuff that I am lucky enough to have in my life.

8) Writing. Writing ALWAYS helps me feel better.

9) Doing something nice for someone else - spreading a little love always boosts my mood.

10) Watching something funny. Gavin & Stacey or Amy Schumer stand up are my go tos.

11) Putting clean PJs on and getting an early night.

12) Doing something crafty - knitting or cross stitching help me to concentrate and switch off.

13) Making plans. It doesn't have to be anything big, just something to look forward to.

14) Getting some fresh air. A little lunch time walk can turn my day around.

15) Buying books. I don't know why but visiting Waterstones can make me happy on the hardest days.

16) Doing something just for me - applying a face mask or getting my nails done.

17) Listening to feel good songs in the car and singing loudly to them.

18) Remembering that hard days never last and that tomorrow is a fresh start.