With the fall and winter months upon us soon, we may fall (no pun intended) into the “winter blues” as a result of the gloomy weather. I have come up with 30 ways to make myself feel better. These ideas can be used at any time.
30 Ways To Feel Good When You Feel Like Poop
What if you took one thing each day for the next thirty days. How do you think you would feel at the end of the month? I bet you’ll feel so amazingly awesome! Go ahead, give it a try! If not for a full thirty days, just try it for a few days and let me know in the comments below how you felt.
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1 – Smile. It’s that simple. Smiling not only will make you feel good, it just might make someone else feel good too.
2 – Say “Thank you” to your spouse or loved one. Feel the good feeling that you receive watching someone else as you say thank you.
3 – Make yourself a few slices of bacon…because who doesn’t LOVE bacon? Make it even more special by putting it on a fancy plate and be sure to take a photo of it and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #FEELGOODBACON
4 – Put your headphones on and blast your favorite song. While you’re doing that, get up and walk around your office or house for the length of the song! Afterwards, you’ll feel so much better!
5 – Write a short letter to a far away friend that you don’t see very often. It will make you feel good by writing it and it will also make your friend feel good after receiving it.
6 – Leave a happy and positive comment on one of your favorite blogs. We all love to read happy and positive comments…hint hint….
7 – Make a big smoothie and put it in a fancy glass.
8 – Take a little nap. There is nothing better than taking a little snooze in the middle of a crazy day. Don’t nap longer than 15 minutes though or you may not feel as good as you could.
9 – Eat a handful of chocolate chips!!! Nothing feels better than a little chocolate indulging.
10 – Stand up, right now…and stretch! Stretch upright, stretch to the left and stretch to the right! Get your blood circulating!
11 – Take that book off the shelf and read ONE chapter! Let your mind escape for a few and enjoy that book!
12 – Research what your ultimate dream vacation would be like and where you would go!
13 – Plan a staycation for Spring Break & make sure you actually do what’s on your list!
14 – Smell some flowers! Even if you have to go to the grocery store to smell them, just go and smell some real flowers.
15 – Buy yourself those flowers! If you aren’t going to get them from a significant other, buy them for yourself. Flowers on a table always brighten ones day.
16 – Pet your pup, or cat. It’s been said that pets help to reduce stress. Go ahead, lay down on the floor and give your fur-baby a good petting and long hug!
17 – Cut a piece of paper into 10 strips and write a positive note about yourself on each strip. Place the folded strips in a pretty coffee cup on your desk. When you’re feeling down about yourself, pick one out and be reminded how amazing you really are.
18 – Meditate. Zone out by listening to some meditative music and repeat a positive mantra.
19 – Leave random notes on windshields. Yes, a bit more daring but I bet you will make someone happy to read a positive and upbeat message about how amazing they are!
20 – Call a friend for encouragement. We all have that one friend we can call any time, any day…do it.
21 – Journal! If you haven’t seen my Positivity Journaling post, go find a pretty journal and start writing in it.
22 – Polish your nails! If you can go for a mani/pedi, go. If not, then just spend some time and polish your own nails. Look up some cool nail design tutorials and try to copy it. You will feel better and your nails will look great too!
23 – Use essential oils. I love to use my diffuser and when I do, I like to use lavender oil or eucalyptus. I even use lemon. Find an oil that makes you happy and diffuse away.
24 – Write! If you have a blog, write a true blue blog post. You don’t have to publish it, but just writing about it and saving it as a draft or trashing it will help you feel much better.
25 – Take a long bubble bath…with candles and soft music. Dim the lights and just chill in the stillness of the water.
26 – Watch funny videos on YouTube. Who doesn’t love a good laugh?
27 – Watch Netflix! Sometimes it’s nice to just vegg out and watch some good old shows or a good old movie.
28 – I know sometimes it’s hard, but if it’s sunny outside, go let the rays hit your face. Feeling the warmth of the sun will turn that frown upside down! 🙂
29 – Grab a canvas (any size will do), some acrylic paints, a couple brushes, paper towels, water and one of your favorite snacks or drinks and go to a park. Paint what you see.
30 – Look in the mirror. Smile at yourself. Keep smiling! As goofy as you feel, soon you will feel so much better that you may even start to laugh at yourself. Don’t worry, it’s OK to laugh at yourself from time to time!