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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Easy steps to follow when you're having a down day

It's the big day tomorrow; most of us are back at work after the relaxing Christmas & New Year break and we aren't quite sure if we are ready for it - we have got used to the lay-ins, the slobbing around and the constant food coma... But it is time to wave goodbye to the festive season and return to normality. We all know that January is one of the most depressing months of the year ('otherwise known as blue January') so it is that much harder to keep our spirits up. I am here to save you from this and help to have your most positive year yet... here are my top 10 things to do if you're having a down day, to pick yourself up again...

1. Get out of bed

Lets face it, you're probably still lying in bed if you're reading this, feeling like you just don't even want to move all day but in reality that is not going to make you feel any better - so get up...

2. Put on some upbeat music

...and put some happy, feel good music on... I said feel GOOD. The song that immediately springs to mind is Happy - Pharrell Williams (of course), but whatever your happy jam is, get it on! I have created a 'feel good' playlist on my iPod which I definitely recommend everyone has.

3. Make the bed

Remember to make the bed when you get up because everyone knows a clear space is a clear mind... if you're feeling brave enough, a clear out is always a great idea.

4. Have a shower

Go take nice long shower (or bath) to help cleanse your mind. 

5. Put some clean clothes on

Put fresh clothes on when you get out, we all know looking our best helps us to feel our best. Don't put those comfy PJs back on you have just taken off, no matter how tempting.

6. Have a healthy breakfast (or other meal)

No more chocolate now, put it away and go make some eggs, porridge or a smoothie. If you want healthy breakfast ideas let me know and I can start doing more recipes...

7. Make a list of all the positive things in your life

This is always a winner - writing about things helps us to see our life for what it truly is, not for what our brain can make it out to be... no more negative thinking, get writing down everything positive - hey you could start with the fact you got out of bed and got dressed today! Whatever is good in your life...

8. Change your environment

Changing our environment can help us to get out of a bad funk - either go for a walk or go talk to someone or whatever might put a smile on your face and clear your mind of negative thinking...

9. Go to the gym or do a home workout 

Finally, get exercising to release those endorphins and watch the smile re-appear on your face!

10. Mindfulness

This is a new one for me, I am yet to learn the art of mindfulness but I will do a separate post on it when I feel confident enough about it but I personally think it is something worth exploring to help keep stress levels to a minimum.

Go get 'em!

Jess x

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PS. Head over to my pinterest and check out my happiness board for some inspriation..



  1. Great post, I always lack motivation in January! Healthy breakfast posts would be really helpful too. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

    1. Thanks sweetie! I will get on that soon then ☺️ Of course! xo

  2. Great advice! I'm also trying to learn mindfulness
    Happy New Year!

  3. Great realistic tips! I really agree that January is depressing but we can make it amazing!


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