Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Things To Do When You're Sad

Getting sad occasionally is normal, in fact I guess in a way it's healthy. Life isn't exactly all sunshine and rainbows and it's okay to feel sad sometimes. However, when you are feeling a bit down in the dumps, it's important to remember that it isn't going to last forever. It may not seem it now, but things will get better because the good (but also scary) thing about life is that everything is temporary. 



Listen To Music 
Depending on how down I'm feeling, the music I listen to differs. Sometimes I like to listen to sad music because it makes me feel like I'm not alone and I can also relate to the lyrics, whereas sometimes I listen to happy music that can lift me up. There are some great 'Mood' playlists on Spotify which I would recommend looking through! 

Read A Book
I love reading no matter how I'm feeling, but it's especially great when you're feeling sad because you can just pick up a book and lose yourself in a world that isn't yours and forget about why you were even feeling sad in the first place. 

Take A Walk 
It's good to get out of the house when you're not feeling 100%, fresh air is good. I often like to walk to a park area near me listening to music, and then I'll sit on the bench in front of the lake and read, or sometimes I take my camera with me. It doesn't really give me a chance to think about why I'm sad and I just get lost in whatever I'm doing. 

Watch A Movie Or TV Show 
Watch one of your favourite films or TV shows, anything that makes you feel happy! '10 Things I Hate About You' is my go to movie, it's one of my absolute favourites and it always makes me feel better. If I want to watch a TV show, it will most likely be 'The Vampire Diaries' or 'Friends'.

Dance It Out 
Put on some good music and just dance it out. You could do this with a sibling, or a friend, or even just by yourself. It will most likely make you feel better and probably make you laugh too! 

Take A Relaxing Bath
Add in a bath bomb if you have one, I recommend one from Lush, or just have a bubble bath. Put on some calming music, or some Netflix and just relax

Lastly, remember that you're bloody amazing and you're doing a great job. 

I hope this blog post helped you in some way, thank you for reading!

Love, 
Shannon 

P.S I'm changing my post day to Sunday as it's just more convenient for me, there may also be mid week posts like this one but I'll always tweet about it! All my social media is down below. Hope you're having a great week so far!