Sometimes we all have days where we’re just not feeling our best, where we’re not quite feeling 100% and on top of things. It could be where life is just a bit mundane and unexciting. Whether it be from being overworked, stressed, or not having time for your favourite things, it’s okay. Today I’m going to share a few of my favourite things I like to do to help me get back on top form.
1. Write your goals down for the day / Make a list.
I’m a huge fan of lists. They’ve work for me for a long time and they continue to. I usually have so many ideas, thoughts and things that I have to accomplish floating around in my head that I’ll often lay awake at night fretting about them. Over the years I’ve found the only way to deal with them and set my mind at rest is to write them down. This way I see the things I need to achieve today, in a week and within a year. It really just organises my thoughts and helps me to keep things in perspective.
2. Get out of your usual space and spend time someplace new.
Whether that’s going for a run on a new route, going shopping at a different store or having your morning coffee at the café further up the road instead of your local one, it’s often good to break up your usual routine to help keep things fresh and interesting. Routines are good, but can sometimes lead to feelings of boredom and overfamiliarity. Do whatever you can to prevent that.
3. Get active.
This is one of the best pieces of advice that I was given years ago. When I was in my early twenties I went through a bout of depression, but combined with other techniques, running, walking and general exercising were the things that helped me out of it. To this day, when life gets too much or if I just feel like I can’t “adult” today, going for a long walk is generally all I need to help me back on track.
4. Surround yourselves with loved ones.
I think this is a no-brainer. Family and friends can do so much to help lift a bad mood. Cuddles from my husband and son, going for cake and coffee with my mum and sister, or a good old night out with my girlfriends usually do the trick.
5. Go on a mini holiday.
A mini holiday was exactly what I needed this weekend when I my husband and I set off for a couple of nights in Cambridge. It’s a very old and beautiful university city and did us the world of good. Not that we stayed anywhere fancy, mind you. At the last minute we booked ourselves a very basic but comfortable hotel and packed our bags. We dropped our son off with his grandparents and suddenly we could do whatever we wanted. So we spent a couple of days doing a walking tour and seeing the sights of this picturesque city, eating and drinking our way through. We ended our evenings with more dinner and drinks, and even managed to take in a film at the cinema one night and I can’t even begin to tell you how rejuvenated I feel right now!
What are some of the things you do to have a feel-good day?