Today’s post is short and sweet but has helped me out a lot! Let’s face it, no matter how hard we try to stay positive, sometimes we all have days that are just shit! Whatever the circumstance may be, these steps help to lift my mood putting me in a better headspace. Enjoy xx
1. Have a bath/shower
This is almost the first thing I do when feeling a little uptight. There’s nothing better for me than having a hot bath or shower to relax my body and release any tension in my muscles. It’s both refreshing and relaxing – big smiles!
2. Light a candle
Candles have a way of completely transforming an atmosphere. The subtle lighting and fragrance from a candle creates a state of relaxation. There is something about great scented candles that helps to put my mind at ease.
3. Listen to music
Music is a mood changer! I could listen to music every single hour of the day. It takes me back to specific moments in time reminding me of both good and bad memories, but that’s just it, it tells a story! Music plays an imperative role in lifting my mood.
4. Have a drink of choice
Now the fun part. Having a drink to relax could be anything from a glass of rosé wine to a hot chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles! The latter seems more appealing right now but I’d usually opt for a glass of wine to unwind on most days.
5. Read a book
Reading to me is a form of escapism and helps me to relax. I can get lost in a story, totally in the mind of someone else for a few hours. A good book in the bath, with a candle burning and a drink of choice is a perfect combination for relaxation imo!
6. Talk to friends/family
Who better to turn to when you’re feeling a little down. Your friends and family will always be there for you so if it’s a rant you need, pick up the phone and get it off your chest. Equally praying to God about your worries will do you the world of good
7. Paint your nails
Painting your nails can be quite therapeutic if you enjoy this sort of thing. There are some great products on the market to enjoy self manicures at home which are inexpensive. So pick up your favourite polish and get those sassy nails!
8. Take a walk
Lastly on my list is taking a walk. There’s nothing worse than being cooped up in a space when you feel low. Get outside and have some fresh air even if it’s to the shop and back, it’ll clear your mind and may even give you some inspiration!
So that’s it guys, short post on things I think can help lift your mood if you have had a bad day. Let me know if there’s anything you would do differently to get you smiling again. Thanks for reading xx