Everyone feels a little low from time to time. Whether you’re reeling from a bad day at work, a long, frustrating day with the kids or just one of those days where anything and everything goes wrong. Feeling a little miserable is completely normal, and you should never feel guilty for feeling down.
But what can you do to make it better? Well, a million pounds, your own private island and a cocktail wouldn’t go amiss…or a long lost relative turning up and telling gifting all their investments and nest eggs to you – to find out more about investments click the link – but what else can you do to make yourself feel a little better?
Well, we’ve rounded up the simplest yet most effective ways of cheering yourself up after a long day. And the best part is that you don’t need a million pounds in the bank to enjoy them.
Remember: if you have feelings of depression, sadness or despair frequently or you’re concerned about your mental state or you’re concerned about someone else’s then speak to someone. There are people waiting to help you.
Log off social media
I often find that social media can make a bad/sad mood even worse. Whether it’s political opinions clashing, trolls saying terrible things, or people you once new from school flashing their seemingly perfect lives in your face. So, treat yourself to a social media blackout. Even if it’s just for a few hours, put your phone away and disable all your notifications. Unfollow those toxic pages – even if it’s just for 30 days. Trust me, you’ll feel better…! You might start doing it more often.
Take a long bath
There isn’t much that can’t be soaked away in hot tub. Or even an extra long shower. Wait until the kids have gone to sleep if you need to. All that ironing and the dishwasher can wait. Fill your bath with your favourite bubble concoction or even some soothing essential oils. Soak, soak, soak!
Treat your skin
The perfect follow up to your long soak. Don’t forget to exfoliate while you’re in the bath, shave if you have the energy and then once you’re dry – slather some gorgeously indulgent moisturiser or body lotion all over your body. Beautifully soft skin will make you feel incredible.
We’d all like more time to sit and read a book. So, instead of folding away those clothes, pick up that novel you never got round to finishing. Or if you really can’t sit for that long, listen to an audiobook instead – why not revisit a childhood favourite?
Music speaks to the soul and has an incredible effect on our mood. So, listen to something uplifting! Dance if you want to – or just enjoy your favourite upbeat songs. Alternatively, find a playlist that’s bursting with songs from your younger days. Songs you used to dance to at parties or clubs. Nostalgia is great for boosting your mood!