Around this time of the year, it seems that “everyone” is celebrating and partying and just having fun, in general, right? But that is wrong. There a probably a bunch of people who are sad right now.
You, reading this, might even know someone who feels down right now. Or it could even be you…
And it could be for a lot of reasons. You could be fighting with a family member; you could have just broken up with someone; you might be missing someone; you could have just been fired from your job or it could just be one of those days where nothing seems to be going right.
“ Even though I talk a lot about being positive in these types of times; it’s okay to just feel miserable. You don’t have to talk to anyone or go out of the house or anything. Just feel the misery that you want to. “
But after this period of self hating and loneliness, you want to feel better about yourself. And you don’t want to go call up a friend because you feel like you look ugly and gross and hence, you don’t want to leave the house.
So what do you do to make yourself feel better?
There are a million things you can do but I think that taking a nice long and hot shower to start of with always helps. Letting the warm water wash the grime, dirt and overall “disgusting feeling” you’ve had can help you feel a lot better. It’s like washing off a tonne of baggage, yeah? And by using a nice, sweet smelling shampoo or soap – you can stop smelling like the clothes you’ve been wearing for ages and start smelling like a new person ready to take on the world again.
After this, you can do a bunch of things.
You can just unwind and read a book in bed.
Take your mind off whatever is bothering it and envelope yourself completely in a different world. A world where you’re someone else - a witch, a vampire, a girl in the 1700s ? Anything you want.
Paint your nails a colour you would never have before!
By doing this, you’re creating a new image of yourself and hence able to think and act different to how you were before. (Preferably something bright, vibrant and lively!)
And then there is always the delicious method.
Go cook something that will make you salivating before you even take a bite out of it. Or if you’re just a horrible cook – order something / get someone to buy it for you hehe. Eating delicious/good food makes you feel good too. I mean, how many of you have felt happy after eating something that tastes like dirt?
There are many things that you can do in these times.
And you should always remember that this feeling doesn’t last forever so don’t do something that you might regret later. I believe that for every time you’re sad; something good will come out of it. Just like how even the darkest night will eventually pass, and the sun will come out in the day. You just need to open your eyes and step out of the darkness. And if anything, you can always talk to me.
(Feel free to add me on MSN)
I find that talking to a complete stranger with no bias can always help.
♥ ♥ ♥
What are some things you like to do when you’re just not feeling that good?