8 Ways To Deal With The Down Days

I'm a very positive happy person, but just because I have that type of personality, doesn't mean that I don't ever get down a...

I'm a very positive happy person, but just because I have that type of personality, doesn't mean that I don't ever get down at all. I have blue days too, when I feel useless and want to give up and hibernate in my bedroom for the rest of eternity - even the happiest of people aren't happy 24/7. However you can't just mope around as you've got to hold your head up high and get on with life as it comes. With this in mind I've compiled a list of ways to deal with the down days.

1. Make a list of the positive things in your life - what are you grateful for? What has made you happy today? In my bullet journal I have a gratitude log whereupon I write down 3 things each day of which I am grateful for. I find this grounds me, and when I read back what I have written on previous days, I see that I don’t have as many problems as I think I do and it distresses me a lot.
2. Surround yourself with friends, family and loved ones. There’s nothing better than being with a group of people who you can rely on to be there for you to pep you up. Rather than dealing with things by yourself, trust in your loved ones to distract you or give you the realities of the situation to calm you down. Sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered.
3. Create a playlist of happy songs, or just a playlist of your favourite songs. Spotify has a segment where you can pick playlists based on your moods - don’t pick “sad" as that will make you worse, but pick something more upbeat. I always find that listening to music puts me in a better mood.
4. Keeping yourself busy is very important as it will stop you from thinking about what’s on your mind. Do that chore that you’ve been meaning to do, read a book, write a blog post; whatever it is that makes you happy or that you need to do, get it done! If you’ve got a list of things that you need to do, it will help you concentrate on that, keep your mind busy, and save from you overthinking anything negative.
5. Organising things and making positive decisions is almost related to keeping busy as aforementioned. When you pump yourself up to do something, it will give you a burst of energy to get it done and you will feel inspired. When I make a positive decision I tend to focus in on that alone and work out ways of making it possible.
6. Remind yourself that tomorrow is a new day. Everything that happened in the past is in the past and you can start afresh whenever you feel like it. The past is the past and there’s nothing you can do in order to change it, so just take each day as it comes and don’t waste your time being negative.
7. Have a good ol’ Netflix binge - there’s no better distraction than having a TV marathon. Is there a programme that you’ve been putting off watching? Do you need to finish one? Or is there an old favourite that just always puts you in a good mood? There’s always something for everyone.
8. Get out a good book and have a read. Reading will take you to different worlds and away from where you are with the flick of a page. Once you get into a book, you could potentially be there for hours, so let go and delve into a new adventure!

When you’re down in the dumps, what do you like to do? 

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  1. This is great - especially at the moment!

    1. Thank you, it was nice to remind myself :)


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