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5 things: to do when you need cheering up

(You can tell I was meant to type up this post ages ago by the fact that I used the February issue of Company magazine, queen of procrastination right here!)
We all have bad days & often need a little treat or two to cheer ourselves up again, usually I end up wasting my day in bed moping around & being miserable but I'm trying my hardest to snap out of this & do something more productive. 

001: Bake cakes.
Who doesn't love cake? Well if you don't then you're crazy. In my opinion home made fairy cakes taste so much better than shop bought cake & there is nothing nicer than your house smelling of freshly baked cakes. I have to admit cake is my ultimate comfort food & it only takes 20 minutes or so to throw a batch together!

002: Read a magazine or a book.
It's not often I give myself time to read much anymore. Sometimes it's great to escape into a good book or flick through a trashy magazine to distract you from your real life worries! I'm currently reading 'The Fault in Our Stars' which is actually kinda sad, but it draws you in & I can't put it down at the mo!

003: Go for a walk. 
If you can find the energy to pick yourself up then you'll be amazed at how great you feel after a walk in the fresh air. Even if it's a quick 5 minute walk to the local shops, it's better than nothing & will do you the world of good. In the past you would find me slouching around in bed, literally waiting for it to be evening so I could go back to sleep but once I forced myself to actually leave the house & see the world I already felt 100 times better. Now I have little Tilly pug I'm always out & about with her, discovering new places I didn't know existed & feeling excited to show Dom our new favourite route!

004: Plan something.
Sometimes we just need something to look forward to & if you've nothing planned the future can seem boring. Recently money hasn't been on my side & I've had to cut back on spending, which has made it really hard to make plans. Dom & I make sure we get a little treat once a week, even if it's just a bottle of wine or a chippy tea. That way I know that if I'm having a bad week I've got a little treat coming my way very soon! Of course it's even more exciting if you can make plans for something like a trip away & recently I've had a few things come along. Next weekend we are going home to see our family up North which I am looking forward to so much, it's hard being hundreds of miles away from familiar faces & knowing we get to see them all soon is the best feeling! I'm also having Abi (Kemples) to come stay in June as we are going to a blogger event in London. There will be lots of shopping, makeup chat & maybe even a couple of cocktails too!

005: Write a list.
Lists always help. Feeling overwhelmed by everything you need to do can be the worst thing & often makes me ignore whatever I need to get done until the very last minute which then sends me into a huge panic. I'm a huge list lover though & I find it really helps to break down tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks to ensure I complete everything I need to do. Being organised helps to reduce my anxiety & panic attacks & often when I'm having a bad day it's because I've been ridiculously unorganised! 

Of course there are a million & one other ways to turn your day from bad to good but these are just my little quick fixes if I need to put a smile back on my face! What do you do when you need to cheer yourself up?

L x

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  1. I love all the tips, they sound great for those days we're not feeling so well! The cake baking is one of my favorites to be honest! But all of them are super good ways to cheer up! I'll definitely follow your advice :) xx

  2. Taking my dog a walk always cheers me up too. Seeing him happy makes me happy :)
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  3. Some great ideas there. I love reading and baking I can eat cakes while reading :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

  4. Going for a walk in the fresh air always helps to clear my head too.

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  6. Going for a walk always help! or exercise in general. <3
    Thank you alot for the nice post! ^_^

  7. I agree with these, great ideas!