Sometimes the world will get you down. Here are 50 ways to feel a little better about yourself, and to conquer those dark feelings whenever they surface.
Take A Second
Close your eyes, and take several long, deep breaths.
Give yourself a brief, inspirational pep talk.
Look in a mirror and force yourself to smile. It really works!
Make a list of 5 things that you are grateful for and carry it with you.
Call For Help
Pick up the phone and call a friend and tell them your worries.
Watch silly YouTube videos or your favourite comedy movie.
Take a morning or evening to truly pamper yourself.
Meet up with one of your friends for a drink or for coffee.
Accept And Move On
Take a second to acknowledge things aren’t going too well today, accept it, and get on with your day.
Positive thoughts breed positive actions.
List all the things you wish to accomplish, and keep it with you.
Shut Off Your Phone
Shut off your phone for a few hours.
Try and set up a regular routine to meditate or practice yoga.
You Are You
Comparing yourself to other people is counter productive. You are you.
We only get one life, and with it one body. Eat healthier and exercise regularly.
Head to the shops with some friends and treat yourself to some new things.
Giving yourself a home facial will not only work wonders for your skin, but also your mood.
Sometimes there’s nothing better to do than have a good cry and let it all out.
List 5 things you’ve done in your life that you are proud of.
Take A Walk
Head out right now and take a short walk, with no company but yourself.
Instead of going out, save some cash and invite some friends over for pizza and movies.
Put on your favourite song or album loud and sing along as loudly as you want.
Meet A Stranger
Talk to the person behind you in the queue or next to you at the bar.
Clean And Tidy
Clean your desk, room, house. Whatever it is you’ve been putting off for weeks!
Go through your closet and if you haven’t worn something in over 18 months, donate it to a clothing bank.
Purchase a random gift for a friend or family member.
Sit down with your dog or cat if you have one and pet them calmly. It will help to relax you and lower blood pressure.
Look back at some of your favourite memories with a drink.
Head out right now and find someone to hug!
Smile At Strangers
Smile at everyone you meet. Smiling makes us feel better, and you can never be too kind to strangers.
Even if you’re feeling down in the dumps, throw those shoulders back and stand tall.
Do something different today out of your routine. Go somewhere new, try something different, anything.
Write It Down
For 20 minutes, simply write down everything you can think of that’s bothering you or worrying you.
Nature truly is a wonderful thing that puts things into perspective. Appreciate it.
If you’re hung up on someone, either ask them out or forget about them. Don’t dwell for months!
Force Out Negativity
Literally force out negativity thoughts and replace them with positive beliefs and mindsets.
Plan A Holiday
Think about your ultimate vacation, and begin to plan it down to the fine details.
Get a billboard, and plaster it with pictures of your idols, loved ones, favourite quotes and lyrics, and places you’d like to visit.
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to finally forgive ourselves for those mistakes that happened years ago.
Should Have, Could Have
Although it is important to learn from the past, dwelling on the past has no benefits to anyone.
Make the time to indulge in one of your favourite things, it could be a hobby or even a food or drink.
Love yourself and others, and always be kind.
Stop striving to be perfect, and start striving to be the best that you personally can be.
Consider everything that you’ve accomplished in your life, and accept that you are pretty great.
Finally do that one item that’s been one your to-do list since last year.
Begin a new hobby, or rekindle interest in one that you haven’t had the time to pursue recently.
Head over to the Positively Positive website to feel better about life and yourself.
If you have too much going on, or if you aren’t feeling your best, don’t be afraid to say no.
Challenge yourself to something new that you haven’t tried before, and force yourself out of that rut.
Acknowledge Your Feelings
It’s normal to feel a little down sometimes. Admitting that we are currently not at our best can be incredibly liberating.