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We all have our more sad days, when we’re feeling a bit weary and down. It can be something that got you upset recently, for some it’s a seasonal thing like winter blues or it just can spring out of nowhere. I think everybody can related to at least a few similar moments during their lives, and I’m not talking about depression here either, that’s the ultimate stage in what I call “feeling like crap.” Anyway, when it happens, we all need a lift up and a pat on the back, to help us get back to enjoying life. The following is a set of 7 suggestions you might want to consider when faced with such moments, that will undoubtedly, at least, make you feel better.
- Listen to music. This always charges my batteries and gets me going on, no matter on. Personally I like to put a few favorite songs on queue and let them play, while I’m lying in the bed, perfectly calm (although I listen to some pretty hard stuff), trying to feel the music. I’m totally in the zone. It’s a whole Rainman experience, I know, but it does its job; you can try it too if you like, just play any kind of music that makes you feel good. I wouldn’t advise playing any depressing or mellow songs though, as they can end up causing more harm then good.
- Party. A party is always a good idea to cure any kind of blues; round up your buds and hit the clubs for some action, dancing is always a good idea, while alcohol is clear not. It will only make you feel crappier. But hey even yet, why not plan your own party? You never need a good reason, other then having a good time, you don’t need to plan it too much either, don’t stress out, just go with the flow; call all your mates, tell them to bring some friends too and you’re on for a great night. Themed parties are the most fun, I’m a nut for luau parties, although I’ve never been at one. Damn it!
- Destress. The reason why you’re all down may be caused by the fact that you’re too stressed out and tensed. Solution? Chill out. Take a hot, bubbly bath or better yet a cold shower, that should wake you up to reality. The key here is relaxation and anything that can help with that is a good idea. Other possible options you might consider would be reading a good book or renting a good DVD to watch it with your family.
- Go for a walk outside. It’s not just that taking a walk gets your blood flowing, but it also rejuvenates you, as a result of sunlight exposure and all the fresh air. You don’t even have to run or jog, although it produces better results, just take a walk to work or school every morning and try avoiding using automobiles over short distances as much as possible.
- Make a change. I’ve found that changing certain aspects in your life, not only changes the world around, at a certain degree, but your mood as well. Change your work environment regularly and never fall into routine, that’s like asking for trouble. A change of look almost always works for people, it helps them feel brand new; try dying your hair or change the way it looks, buy some new cloths or shoes.
- Light up your room. Everybody knows that light’s good for you, especially natural one, so try to get exposed to the sun as much as possible, without exaggerating of course. Artificial light isn’t bad either and you don’t even have to spend hundreads of dollars on expensive special lamps, just increase the wattage in some of your light bulbs. Also, fluorescent lights are less bright than they appear. Try to replace them if possible.
- Smile and laugh. Sometimes the best cure for getting past a sad moment is trying to be the opposite, happy and jovial. You can achieve this by laughing and smiling whenever you get the chance. Try watching some comedy TV channels (they’re so bad now), renting a comedy film or watch funny videos on YouTube.