There are those moments in life when it feels like nothing is going in the right direction. Well I wrote this little list to help u remember that the glass is always half full. (selfishly speaking this post is for me too).
Let me know if you have any other effective ways to feel better <3
Look at old photographs. It’s obvious I know but great. Whether are child photographs forgotten in enormous albums or your last weekend selfies, they will due. Holidays photos, school photos or pics of old funny times with your bffs will make you feel better straight away. Oh and let’s not forget short videos: the one you don’t remember filming it will make you laugh. Sometimes a good trip back to memory lane could save the day.
Read old messages or an old diary. This is suggested by my friend who uses to write down the nicest texts she received and to read them when she’s down. Why not give it a try? If you’re more of a writer like me, read old diaries. You will discover funny forgotten moments or shameless memories that now will only make you smile.
Make a list of the best moments of your life so they’ll be a reminder of the great things you have achieved. Like that internship conquered with your own strength, the meeting with that youtuber you value so much and the chat happened between the two of you like you were old friends. Also, the hard decision to move abroad, the choice of letting the guy you liked go for your best friend, a night of driving and sunrise and breakfast. A particular dance with a particular guy at a party. The magic connection between you and the guy of your dream. So many good things happened to all of us, we simply forgot they happened.
Pamper night aka a night dedicated to yourself. It could mean bubble bath, a sleepover with friends, watching movies all night long, reading books or magazines. Totally up to you.
Plan a trip. Even for a day, I find looking a new places relaxing. Traveling with your head is a pretty powerful tool too. I know we all have an endless list of places to visit, most of them are across the world, but why not trying to look at cheap flights for a weekend? Or even a day trip? I went and flied back from London in the same day. Crazy.
A classic, watch you fav episode of your fav tv series or your fav youtuber. I have a few at the moment: an old episode of PLL with a very interesting British doctor (Wren where are you now?) or the huntsman episode in Once Upon A Time, Lost pilot, the whole seasons of Game of Thrones or A scandal in Belgravia from Sherlock. On Youtube, simply give me an old vlog of ThatcherJoe and I’m good.
Do something crazy and unexpected. Stay outside in the pouring rain, walk barefoot in a park or in a garden. It works for me, but I am a free spirit and crazy person.
Sing loud in the car. This is my thing. I love singing either Frozen or Beyoncè while driving with no destination. It calms my nerves and makes me feel good with myself. And I’m not a good singer!
Take a walk in the park, in the countryside, in your happy place and just breath. I would also say run if you like it, I’d bike. Take your puppy for a walk or take your iPod for a walk. My favorite thing is that you can bump into someone you haven’t seen in ages and have just a little chat that will put back a smile on you face.
And finally, search for happiness is on google images and see<3 sneak peak down here
xo xo from Italy – Cate