1) Take 5.
It might be seconds or minutes. Shut the door, sit down, take a few breaths, maybe have a cup of tea. Just a little bit of time to myself to take a deep breath and reset is sometimes all I'll need to get in a better frame of mind.
2) Play Music.
Whether its through speakers or headphones, playing a song I love will improve my mood 100%.
Some favourites of mine are:
- Alex Goot - Lightning
- Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (I love cheese)
- The Avett Brothers - Live and Die
- Passenger - The Wrong Direction
- Idina Menzel - Let It Go (Yes, from Disneys Frozen)
- Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity (from Wicked)
3) Wear something that makes you feel good.
That dress that makes you feel like Beyonce in Crazy in Love? Throw that bad boy on.
Lipstick so pretty that you cant help but smile? Put it on your lips and then in your bag.
Sparkly earrings that you keep aside for special occasions? Treat yourself!
It may sound shallow but wearing something I think is pretty or makes me feel prettier will in turn, make me feel good too.
For me this is a failsafe if the above things have not worked. I'll walk past work, right into the Tesco bakery section and pick myself up the cinnamon roll with the most icing on. The minute I bite into it I know the day is getting better.
This also works if Im trying to be better with food choices and I pick up some strawberries or something to go with my normal breakfast. Yum.
See you soon,