So the last couple of weeks I’ve been feeling really down. It’s not been for any particular reason, just lots of small things that have all added up. You know when your brain goes mad and over thinks EVERYTHING and puts you in an even worse mood for no apparent reason? And it seems so many small things are going wrong which on their own are hardly anything but all put together you feel like it the end of the world and can’t even think of anything good? Yeah. I’ve been doing that. It’s beaut isn’t it?
But although as a whole I’ve not been majorly happy, I thought I’d compile a list of all the things that have made me feel a lot better during the last couple of weeks. They might be a quick fix or some are really effective, and hopefully they might help you too 🙂
1. Harry Potter Colouring Book.
Everyone seems to be on the colouring book hype right now, and this was my first so I am a tad behind… but it honestly is so relaxing! My boyfriend popped over to my work during his lunch break and surprised me with it, along with a cute pack of pencils, and I actually haven’t stopped doing it since. It’s addictive. And calming. And the fact he surprised me with it almost made me burst into happy tears. Mega cute. I’m a pretty hardcore Harry Potter fan so it’s literally perfect.
2. Nandos Date.
Anyone who says eating Nandos doesn’t make you happy is lying. And when you have vouchers it’s even better. And when it’s with a friend you haven’t seen in a while it actually can’t be beaten. We got there about 5:30pm after work, and didn’t leave until almost 8:30pm. That’s 3 whole hours of eating chicken, drinking Pink Elephant Rose and catching up. When I got there I felt completely shattered and ready for bed, but by the time we left I was in a much better mood and honestly, it was exactly what I needed.
3. Baby Pink Timberland Boots.
What should a girl do when she’s feeling down? Treat herself. Yup. This doesn’t have to be with pink Timberlands (but they are incredibly pretty) just any item of clothing or shoes or bags that you’ve been eyeing up for a while. Instant happy boost. It can be short lived, admittedly, but then you just wear your new purchase again and it defo does make you feel happy. I had been trying to get hold of some baby blue ones for a while but couldn’t find them anywhere, but the baby pink are super cute and the next best thing. And they’re perfect for when I go Glamping, dog walking, or anywhere tbh.
4. Trip Planning.
You can’t deny that having something to look forward to makes you feel SO good. The girls and I have been scheming a little break to Amsterdam. It isn’t booked yet, and there’s a chance it may not happen, because life etc. But we all really hope it does, and I’m 90% sure it will do. I’m also probably going to Centre Parcs as well this year, and the work crew are planning a day trip down to the seaside so when you stop and think about it, life is actually pretty damn good.
5. Millie’s Cookies.
It wasn’t only me having a bit of a down time, so at work to cheer ourselves up we did a Millie’s Cookies run. We got 24 between 4 of us, and by the end of the day we only had 5 left. It may have made us feel like we were going to explode, have a sugar crash, vom and go to sleep, but they were soooo good. And was defo a quick fix to a sh*tty day. ❤ comfort food.
6. House Sitting.
Although being on your own is sometimes the complete opposite of what you need when you’re feeling down, it can also be the perfect thing for you. I’ve been house sitting for just over a week now and have had several evenings sat there on my own. The first night was a bit like OMG I’M SO LONELY WHERE ARE MY FRIENDS AND BOYFRIEND AND PARENTS, but by the second time of me staying by myself – loved it. I had THE longest hot shower possible with no interruptions, then chilled with a glass of wine under a blanket on the sofa. I was on my laptop, watched TV, ate toblerone and basically did nothing. It was great. I woke up the next day feeling fresh, chilled and just happier. Obvs this is a difficult one if you haven’t got a spare house to borrow for a few days, but just take some timeout to look after yourself and relax
7. Drink Me Chai Latte
This bad boy is heaven in a mug. You can make it with hot water or half hot water and half hot milk (my fave option as it makes it extra creamy) and it taste oh so good. Have one before bed and you’ll feel all cosy and wintery and ready to go to sleep. You can get various different flavours of this but I like the normal spiced one. Delishhhh.