Monday, 13 April 2015

How To Get Instantly Happy | 7 Mood Boosters

Because sometimes, we just need a little help on Mondays...

 
Stand up and dance to at least three songs. - I say three because you have to give your body and mind time to get into the swing of things, but after three of your favourite songs you're likely to be bounding around the room like Beyoncé! Who run the world? - You. You can stop after three if you want, or you can go with that good feeling and keep dancing till you drop. (My money's on the second one...)

Listen to 'Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)' by Baz Lurhmann. - Linked below. It's not one to dance around to, but everyone should hear this song at least once in their lives. Adapted from an inspirational speech given to students graduating high school, it's filled with the best and most powerful life advice you'll ever hear, and will help put things back into perspective.

Spend some time around your pet. - If you don't have a pet, (firstly, why not? They rule!) take your parents/friends/neighbours dog for a walk or get yourself down to a pet shop like Pets At Home. Go look at the guinea pigs, watch the fish swim around, ask to stroke a customers dog - they always say yes and nobody thinks you're weird. Animals are incredibly therapeutic and being around them can help you stay calm and at ease.
 
Take your makeup off. - Imagine you're wiping away the day. You can make this as ritualistic as you want, taking your time and going in with cleansers, oils, maybe even your favourite face mask. Pamper your face like it was your soul and you'll start to feel cleansed and new again. You can even reapply your makeup afterwards if that helps you relax, but apply it differently to before, give yourself a fresh start.
 
Take a long shower or bath. - What better way to chill out after taking your makeup off than a good, hot soak. (Are my readers shower or bath people I wonder, let me know) Wash away your worries and take as long as you want. This is "me" time. Then slather yourself in body lotion and get into clean, cosy PJs. Bliss.
 
Have that treat because you deserve it. - That chocolate bar, that bag you've been eyeing up online, that glass of wine and trashy T.V. program. Just eat it/order it/do it. Don't wait for others to offer or tell you that you can, sometimes you need to remind yourself that you deserve a treat once in a while. Don't let yourself feel guilty, just do it!

Write down five things that you're grateful for. - Just like the dancing, you can stop at five or keep going until you run off the page. After you've found five, the rest will come flowing and you'll realise that you have so much to be thankful for. If you're struggling for ideas though, listen to Baz Lurhmann below, he'll give you some inspiration for sure.
"It's not happy people who are thankful, it's thankful people who are happy." - Unknown




What do you do to feel instantly a little happier? Leave your pick-me-ups below and let's help each other get through this first Monday back at school and work!
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16 comments

  1. Standing up and dancing always always always makes me feel better! I have happy playlists on my Spotify specifically for those down moments x

    http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's such a good idea Georgia :) I make a new playlist every time on YouTube... clearly been doing it wrong for years! x

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  2. Taking my makeup off and dancing around to my fave songs actually increase my mood so much!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Good, I'm pleased to hear it! I really like taking my makeup off and putting it back ON.. helps me feel like myself :) x

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  3. Listening to music & drawing, this is always making me happy (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. Ooh drawing's a good one, I hadn't thought of that :) x

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  4. I nominated you for the Liebster Award:) xx

    http://livelaughlovewithnoregret.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/liebster-award.html

    Sophie xx

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    1. Thanks Sophie - I keep meaning to get round to it but it's so hard to find the time! I really appreciate that though, it's very lovely of you. Thank you :) xx

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  5. Great post :) I love treating myself to an afternoon of Netflix and a glass of wine (or a bottle!)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. Haha, I like your thinking Natalie! ;) x

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  6. This post is so perfect for me right now. I was actually drafting the same sort of post myself so it's funny that you posted this :) I love dancing to music when nobody's watching to cheer myself up, no matter how crazy I actually look haha.

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Dancing is the one that does it for me too - I love it, I'm just so bad at it! x

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  7. I love sooo much this post <3 is so cute! You well know how I love bath.. and also stay with my big and fluffy cat <3

    Thanks for this post... I really like it!

    Have a nice day! _Aishettina_

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  8. My cats always end up making me feel better haha, great post! x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I read and reply to every single one! Ally. x

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