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  1. Nienke says

    I usually read a book, but sometimes I can’t even bring myself to do it, so then I’ll watch tv shows all day. :’)
    It makes me feel better in the end and that’s what counts. 🙂

  2. Alexa @ Words Off the Page says

    You and I have the same methods of making ourselves feel better. Sometimes I just take a nap haha. Other times I just kind of do something I haven’t done in a while like crafting or drawing and let myself get lost in it for a couple of hours before turning back to what I had to do.

  3. CG @ Paper Fury says

    Definitely walking for me!! I always go walking when I feel cranky or sad or whatnot (and listen to an audiobook or epic music) it just somehow jolts me out of the bad rut. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY. But it works. 😂 Also delicious food. :’) This is such a nice list. I LIKE.

  4. The Honest Bookclub says

    Can I just agree with you, and also EVERYONE else? SLEEP works amazingly for me, too. They say people get the crankiest when they go without food – for me it’s sleep. And it’s not so much outwardly cranky as inwardly anxious and agitated and sometimes very, very sad. But after a good night’s sleep, the change in perspective is massive. But also walks. And always music. And also – art. I create art and expel my frustrations through art, and that helps enormously too. (It doesn’t even have to be VISUAL art – it can be cooking something creative and interesting, too – just like you said.) And ALWAYS BOOKS.

    I don’t even know. There are lots of things in life that can get us down, but it seems there are equally as many to help us get back up. And that’s something I REALLY need to remember, and which this post made me realize.

    So THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH for this whole post – and also for the additional suggestions you’ve inspired in the comments. <3 I'm making a mental list 10 pages long.

  5. TaraM says

    I literally agree with everything you mentioned except i would add one more thing, sleep. Sleep is the thing i resort to when i am feeling at my worst and i think it’s worth it because i don’t think i sleep enough, probably from all those late nights reading hahaha.

  6. Resh Susan says

    Make your own food is totally relaxing. BUT if someone else washes the dirty dishes. Hate doing that. And another one for me is to just sleep. Sleep till sleep runs out

  7. Lais Espacini says

    I’ll definitely put this on my favorite’s list to remind myself everytime I’m having a bad day! Another thing that I’d add to this list is writing. I’m EXTREMELY poor at expressing my feelings, so I’m trying to write down what frustrates me. It’s working out fine! I’m getting better at expressing myself, and I also feel better afterwards. I end up deleting everything, though, because re-reading that would be TOO cringeworthy, hahah.

  8. Kyra says

    This is such a lovely list! I agree that listening to a favourite song, reading a book, pampering yourself and exercising can improve your day! I used to never enjoy exercising but after starting Blogilates, I actually enjoy it and feel good afterwards! 🙂 Lovely post!

  9. Heryani Syafitri says

    I’d like to listen to music, re-watch my favorite movie or tv shows and read a happy book when I have a bad day. But your list is so great, maybe someday I should try the others 🙂

  10. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence says

    I love this post Xan, it’s so important to reflect on ways to make yourself feel better and relax after a stressful day! Catching up with people, retail therapy and baths and books always helps for me.

  11. alwaysopinionated says

    This is such a cute post! Often we don’t think enough about making ourselves happy so this list is great! For me, I really like cooking myself something and then sitting down with my food to rewatch or reread something I know I love! If

  12. Ceillie Simkiss says

    These are all great ideas to cheer yourself up! It’s so so important to take care of yourself!

  13. novelcravings says

    This is a fantastic list! I love it, and I think I will share it on my blog at the end of the month. I tend to share my fav blog posts in my wrap up. When I’m not feeling optimal I read, watch TV, catch up with friends, take a bath or exercise. A run feels amazing, plus theres cranked up tunes! I want to try your grattitude suggestion because sometimes my thoughts are in a downward spiral and this could really change my perspective. Thank you!


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