Are you having a bad day? 3 quick tips to help

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1 Remember it's OK to feel down sometimes

Sad days happen to us all. It is temporary and is part of life. As someone who has suffered with depression in the past, I know how it feels to be down, but sometimes I just allow myself to feel a bit sad, I just don't stay in that place for too long. 

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

2 Look in the Mirror and Smile

Smiling releases neuropeptides, which help fight stress. Other feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin will follow these, offering you a good dose of positivity. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile! Mel Robbins, one of my favourite authors has a great book about the 'High 5 Habit', it sounds a little crazy, but she recommends starting every day with a High Five to yourself in the mirror. Try it! 

3 Plan a treat for tomorrow

It is so important to have things to look forward to, it is the easiest way to pick yourself up when you are feeling down.  It could be as small as enjoying your favourite drink in your best cup, or a delicious meal. Maybe arrange to meet a good friend for a coffee or an exercise class, maybe schedule a phone call with a friend who you know will uplift you. Or get outside and get some fresh air for a brisk walk.

A bad day is not forever

Bad days are temporary. When you find yourself in one, try to identify what’s caused you to have a bad day so that you can work to overcome it tomorrow and get back to feeling good. Feel what you need to feel and then allow yourself to move on to better days. and if you need to talk to someone - I'm here for you


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