Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Picking yourself up when you're feeling down

I know you all have one of those days, weeks or even months of feeling down and not knowing what to do with yourself. It's not a great feeling and you don't really know what to do to make yourself feel better apart from eating loads of chocolate and ice cream, sleeping and lazing about watching your favourite series on Netflix. I'm going through it now and it's a lot of reasons. I've missed a few days at university and it's not great when I have assignments to do and tests coming up. I have moved away from home for university, so I am missing home, I miss the company of my friends from home, and I can't emphasise enough how much I miss the company of my family. Me and my ex boyfriend are trying to sort things out slowly, so I have that too. I feel crap about my weight at the moment and I am struggling with money. I can't be bothered to revise or do assignments, all I've wanted to do is stay in bed and watch Pretty Little Liars, and that's exactly what I have been doing for the past few days. I am not used to exams anymore, I haven't done exams for two years, at college I just did coursework, so revising is not for me, but I suppose I have to get used to it again.

I don't know if people actually care about my problems but I use this to help me talk about them and writing them down and sharing them helps me a lot, especially I like to feel like I am not the only one going through a crappy time. This is the first time I've actually moved out of bed since Friday and put on make up and felt a little bit better. I have eaten so much junk food this week and I never really eat unhealthily any more, I eat a lot of veg and fruit and I never drink fizzy pop, so I know I am feeling down when I buy chocolate and crisps because I never eat them any more. I even bought a Chinese yesterday and its the first take away I have bought since I have been at University, AND I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 2 MONTHS NOW!

This is the most I've ever felt confident with myself, the past few months I have not given a single f*** about what people think about me, I have been showing off my legs and being myself a lot more. But the past few days, I have been doing this horrible thing where I compare myself to others, which I shouldn't be. I follow so many beautiful girls on Instagram and all I keep saying to myself is 'Why can't I have that body?' 'Why can't I have hair like hers?' 'Why do my boobs not look like hers?' and doing this doesn't do me any good. No ones should EVER compare their selves to others. You are your own person and you are beautiful, and that is what I need to keep telling myself. Comparing yourself to others only makes it worse for yourself.

Here are some ways to pick yourself up when you are feeling down.

Let it all out. Having a cry always makes me feel better. Let out all that emotion that has built up inside of you and I can assure you, you will feel so much better. Having your best friend there when you cry can always be a good way to feel better too, or even calling them and having a cry together.

Put some make up on and pamper yourself
A lot of the time when I feel down, I don't wear any make up, and I look in the mirror and just want to die at how crappy I look. Having a shower and putting on some make up actually makes you feel so much better, because you know you look good, and knowing that you look good gives you that bit of motivation to do something and go out. So have a shower, put some make up on, paint your nails, do your hair, take some selfies and you will feel better.

Watch your favourite film
This is the best thing for me as well as putting on some make up, my favourite film is the Lion King and every single time I feel crap, I will watch it, without fail. It always makes me happy and makes me feel better. I LOVE IT! So watch your favourite film, or just watch a Disney film, seriously, Disney is the best thing to watch when you want to smile. Or watch a comedy film, watch something that will make you laugh.

Turn off your phone and read a book
Reading a book gets you away from everything, especially if its a good book. If it's something that you have really gotten into, it will easily stop you from wanting to check your phone and it will stop you from thinking about everything because all you will think about is that book. Getting away from social media for once and getting into a different world, is sometimes a good thing to do.

Listen to your favourite playlist or your favourite relaxing music
You all might think I am a weirdo, but when I am down, all I listen to is Disney songs, I tend to just listen to the Lion King album, even the instrumentals... lol. But, it is what makes me feel better, and it is so relaxing. Singing along to your favourite songs is always a good thing to do.

Make a hot drink and your favourite meal
Have a coffee to wake yourself up, make a cup of tea, have a hot chocolate with lots of cream and marshmallows. Having that warm feeling is always a nice feeling.

Talk to someone
Whether its your mom, your dad, your auntie, your cousin, your brother or a friend. Talk to someone who knows you. Talk to the person you love the most. Talking to someone is good to help you let all of those emotions and bad feelings out, I find it better to have someone there to talk to face to face, so I can have a hug at the same time. Keeping everything bottled up doesn't do you any good, you will 100% feel better after talking to someone.

Go for a drink with a friend!
Sometimes when you feel like crap, you just need a good drink at the pub with a good atmosphere and some good friends.


  1. Hey I saw your follow on Instagram, and just had to read your blog! I feel like this too at the moment with uni! I've been religiously eating chocolate and laying in bed for ages! Getting out the house helps me feel more productive for sure! Plus, I honestly think you look amazing in your dress and heals on insta!
    Sophie x

    1. I'm glad I'm not alone, all I seem to be doing is lazing around in bed, I'm getting bored so easily.. And Thankyou Hun! Xx


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