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Friday, 12 June 2015

10 things to do when you're sad...

1) Pamper yourself:
Possibly our favourite thing to do when we’re feeling a bit down (usually when it’s ‘that’ time of the month) is to have a good old pamper session. We’re talking hair masks, face masks, nail painting… the lot! Just light a few candles, whack on some nourishing goodies and you’re all set. Recently we’ve been loving the Seaweed Ionic Face Mask from The Body Shop for refreshing our face, as well as the Bleach London Reincarnation Hair Mask for a nice bit of hair TLC. Afterwards, finishing off a pamper session with a nice, long, hot bubble bath is sure to relax you. Just pour yourself a glass of wine and sink in to bubble heaven.

2) Listen to music:
Music is scientifically proven to ease anxiety, stress and even improve heart health. If you’re feeling sad, why not try making a playlist on Spotify full of songs that are guaranteed to cheer you up. Here’s a list of our go-to songs:


3) Watch one of your favourite TV shows/movies:
If we’re not in the mood to listen to music, one thing that’s sure to cheer us up is watching a Disney film. No matter what the circumstance, you can never go wrong with a Disney film! Snuggling up in bed with a cup of tea, some snacks and a handsome (cartoon) prince is a sure fire way to get rid of the blues!

4) Phone a friend:

Although there are times when it’s better to be alone, knowing that someone is there to talk to always makes us feel better. Sometimes it’s just nice to offload your worries by saying them out loud to someone that you can trust. Even if you don’t want to talk about your troubles, talk about something that will take your mind off of them, like how fit Harry Styles is or what music you’ve been listening to recently.

5) Get some fresh air:
It’s proven that exercise releases endorphins which make you feel happier, BUT we don’t know many people who are motivated to go to the gym when they’re feeling down. If you’re one of those people (like us) who don’t really fancy doing a two hour leg session when you’re happy let alone sad, then why not try just going for a nice relaxing walk. Getting some fresh air can give a fresh perspective and is better for you than staying cooped up inside for long periods of time.

6) Have a spring clean:
Now this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but cleaning when you’re feeling a bit crappy is actually a really good way to cheer yourself up. Use your time to clean out old clothes that are causing clutter and you’re certain to feel so much better when it’s all done. And you know what they say, clean room = clean mind.

7) Read some motivational quotes:
This is something that we love doing most days anyway just for a bit of everyday motivation but it’s especially nice to do when feeling gloomy. Pinterest is a great place to find loads of lovely quotes from films, songs or just general intelligent people. It might even be a good idea to print some out and stick them on your wall or share them on Instagram/twitter for someone else to see.

8) Make lists:
writing lists is such a relaxing thing to do. If you have a journal, write down 10 things that have made you smile in the past week or 10 things that you want to achieve in the next week. Highlighting positivity in the form of lists is a great thing to do and will show you that it’s not all bad.

9) Just Breathe:
In this technological age, everything can get a bit fast paced and it’s easy to get too caught up in keeping up with every single thing that’s going on around you. It’s important to take the time to JUST BREATHE. Maybe turn your phone off (or on aeroplane mode at least) and just relax for a while. A lot of people talk about how effective yoga and meditation are, so maybe try that if you fancy it, but if not, it’s still important to separate yourself from everything else going on sometimes.

10) Smile:
When you smile it resonates within you and cheers you up, even if it’s only a tiny bit. Even if you feel completely stupid doing it, the least it will do is make you laugh at yourself and laughing is definitely better than crying.


  1. Love it, love it, love it!
    Great tips, and great post! :)

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

  2. This is such a nice list, full of great ideas! You can definitely never go wrong with disney!! xx
    Chasing Belle

  3. Definitely agree with all of these! I always watch Harry Potter with a cup of tea when I'm sad, old favourites never fail! // UK Fashion Blog

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  4. This is a lovely post! Love all of the ideas!
    Rachel Coco

  5. Love this! Great playlist as well! :)

    Jemima x


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