You know those days where you just can't motivate yourself to do anything and you feel OR look like a total wreck? Well, I had one of those yesterday, and although mine may have had a little bit to do with the amount of partying I did on Saturday (it's been ages, okay), I feel like it's totally okay to not be a little ball of energy all the time. No matter what caused it, those bad days just happen, and here's a couple of my favourite ways to tackle them when they come along.
And by spoiling I mean give yourself a full-on grooming. Whenever I feel bad about myself, a literal cleansing can really lift my spirits. I just love taking my time, for once, and always go for the DIY spa treatment. Facial masks, scrubs, long showers,... The difference between how I step into the bathroom and come out of it a good two hours later is unbelievable, really. One of my favourite brands to always keep me company during those moments is Lush. Their products are something straight out of heaven, and my current favourites include the Oatifix face mask (a classic for Autumn, as it's great for dry skin), the Santa Baby lip scrub and their Rose Jam shower gel. Divine!
CHOOSE THE RIGHT SOUNDTRACK
I always reach for my film scores playlist on these kind of days. It's incredibly soothing and epic at the same time, and well... I don't know, but it always makes me feel so much better. The things these composers come up with, seriously. It's mind-blowing at times, but always so, SO beautiful. Perhaps it's just that all of the mentioned above qualities rub off on me when I listen to it.
LET YOUR EMOTIONS FLOW
I don't know about you, but I get a bit emotional on a bad day and sort of enjoy it. You don't always have the courage or even time to really -er- 'feel' how you feel, and it's actually quite relieving to let it all out once in awhile. Not that I'm a literal explosion of 'feels', mind, but when I hear a beautiful song or see a sad or even happy movie, I'm going to have a little cry and smile at the same time when I'm having a bad day. And feel all the better afterwards.
INDULGE IN A GUILTY PLEASURE
Mine? Watching cheesy television series or movies wrapped inside a blanket, and feeling all romantic and fuzzy because of it. Current favourites? Reign, Dowton Abbey and Jane Austen screen adaptations. Yes, please. I needn't tell you that the little cry mentioned above occasionally bubbles up while I'm at it, do I?
TRY TO BE A LITTLE PRODUCTIVE IN THE END
Doing nothing can be fun, sometimes, but I usually try to be at least a bit productive on a bad day. Make yourself a killer coffee and do something you love; write, knit, make a to do list for when you're feeling all better, clean up your laptop, make a playlist, etc. Personally, I chose to take a head start on a couple of small blog improvements, tweaked my Workout and Autumn playlists and messed around a bit in my iTunes library while adding playlist art; all things I will be writing about this week. Tackle mission accomplished!
How do you defeat a bad day?