Six Things To Do When You're Feeling Down

I think everyone has those days where you just want to lie in bed all day and ignore the outside world. You know you have a million and one things on your to-do list, but just don't have the motivation to do them. Everyone has bad days from time to time - I know I do - but sometimes, all we really need is a just day to ourselves to relax and focus on ourselves. So what you can you do to make yourself feel better? Whether your "bad day" lasts for a couple of hours or an entire week, here are some of the things I like to do to cheer myself up a bit:


1. Have a movie day
I'm not a really a "movie person", but I do have a selection of films that I never tire of watching. So one of my favourite things to do when I'm having a bad day is just to stay in bed and put on a good film on my laptop. Try to pick a film that you know will make you laugh, too, as this will hopefully lift your spirits a bit. This is one of my favourite ways to relax.

2. Run yourself a bath
I think the thing I've missed the most since leaving home is having a bath. Whenever I feel stressed or down, I love to run myself a really hot and pop in a bath bomb. Lush bath bombs are always my go-to as they always look and smell incredible. If you want something soothing to help you relax, try and get a bath bomb with a lavender scent.

3. Talk to someone
It's easy to bottle things up when you're feeling down and pretend that everything is okay, often because we're afraid of looking weak. But I believe that talking to someone you trust about what is bothering you can really make you feel better. Sometimes we just need to off-load on someone and let out all our frustrations. Asking for help when you need it doesn't make you weak, it just means you need a little bit of support.

4. Do something you enjoy
Even when you have a busy schedule, it's really important to take some time out for yourself. It can be easy to get caught up in our busy lives when we have hundreds of responsibilities, but it's really important to schedule some "you" time as well. Try and set aside even just one hour a day to do something that you genuinely enjoy, and I swear it'll lift your spirits. Whether that's going to the gym, going our for dinner with friends or even just watching Netflix in bed.

5. Treat Yourself
Been eyeing up a top in a River Island? Been lusting after a new lipstick? Need an upgrade on your phone? Everyone needs a little pick me up from time to time, so treat yourself! Sometimes it's little self treats that really life our mood. Nothing wrong with rewarding yourself if you've been working hard recently.

6. Have an Early Night
I don't know about you, but when I don't get enough sleep at night, it's probably best to avoid me the next day. I definitely don't function well on little sleep. The average adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night to function at their best. So if you're a bit of a night owl and frequently have late nights, that could be the reason why. Try going to bed an hour earlier than usual and perhaps read a book or do something calming to help send yourself to sleep. Your body will probably thank you for it.

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22 comments

  1. Great ideas! They'd all really help me! Thank you.

    Courteney XO

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, I'm glad you liked them! x

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  2. Love this Jade, I have an early night every night ;) and lush bath bombs are a must!!! I got a post like this scheduled for next week, they are my fav!! Great post lovely xox

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    1. Thank you Emma! Lush bath bombs really are the best haha. Ooh I'm excited to read it xx

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  3. I love going to bed early when I'm feeling a bit under the weather, 85 most definitely helps to get an early night!

    XO,
    Ashley
    https://ashlexyz.wordpress.com/

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    1. An early night is always the cure! thank you for reading x

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  4. Baths are a fab way to relax I love them! When I'm feeling stressed I like going to the cinema and sitting in the front row. Sounds odd but it's true escapism for me!! Great post thanks for sharing x

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    1. oh that sounds like a great idea! thank you so much for reading x

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  5. I like to do everything you just mentioned when I'm not feeling very well. They always help me to get into a better mood. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. I'm glad you could relate to them, thank you for reading x

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  6. This is a great post! I need to remember to do some of these more!
    Robyn// http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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    1. definitely focus on making more time for yourself! thank you for reading lovely x

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  7. Totally agree with running a bath! Always relaxes me!

    Terri
    www.c0yoteugly.blogspot.com

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    1. Baths always make me feel better too! x

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  8. Aw, what a lovely post! Great tips that I will definitely be taking note of for when I'm feeling down.

    - Andreia x (http://www.andreiaprietox.co.uk/)

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    1. hopefully they'll make you feel a bit better if ever you're feeling down! x

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  9. Great tips and I'm loving the vibes I got while reading it! I wrote a similar post. I'm glad to see someone else writing about it also. Talking to someone, writing, running a bath and watching a movie all snuggled in bed are like the BEST things to do to take your mind of whatever you're going through!💞💞
    KeepingupwithMJ.com xxx

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    1. thank you so much lovely! I'll definitely have to check out your post too! x

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  10. Thank you! Not feeling great today so these are good ideas for pick me ups. Much appreciated here.
    www.nosophienoblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you're not having a very good day! hopefully some of these tips might help you a little bit xx

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  11. Awww such lovely tips! I suffer with awful anxiety and one of my targets from my therapist was to practise self care; it's usually bottom of the list when my anxiety takes over and I feel paralysed >< you also reminded me that everyone has bad spells and I'm not alone, thank you! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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    1. I'm so glad you liked them and found them relatable! It's so important to take some time out to focus on yourself, but I feel like everyone often forgets to do so. Thanks for reading, lovely x

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