Saturday, 8 October 2016

How To Ensure You Wake Up In A Good Mood

Recently I've been having the worst mood swings which unfortunately = bad mornings and unproductive days. On a positive note, I have found a few things this week that have helped to boost my mood and make sure the rest of the week is on a much more jolly note.
There is nothing worse than going to bed with bad feelings from your day still floating around in your head. Whether it is a rubbish day at the office, an argument or 'just one of those days' it certainly can wreck havoc with your mood. For me I find it so difficult to get out of these moods where it feels like your whole world is falling apart and everyone else has their sh*t together. There is a few things I have started to do when I can feel this mood coming on or if it is in full swing.

Have An Evening Routine

I will raise my hand in saying every night I don't really tend to have a set plan. Currently doing blogging and youtube full time means it is very easy for me to get carried away, then before I know it the evening is upon us and I haven't even started dinner. At this point the usual panic sets in of should I finish editing the video which is supposed to be going up tomorrow or feed my groaning stomach (if you were wondering I normally waste a lot of time trying to decide). I'm sure some of you are the same with clocking some overtime! My point is in the evening I don't really tend to fully switch off therefore when it comes to bed time all the stimulation from my laptop/phone has a serious knock on effect. I know in the digital age it seems so difficult to disconnect with everything and anything available at our fingertips but try and have set time when you stop. By scheduling in things you tend to do every evening it will help to set your body clock.

Take Time For You

If you had a really busy, stressful day give yourself some time in the evening to recover. There is a few options I tend to do in this situation. I often like to go for walks (post coming on this soon) because I think they are really good for ordering your thoughts, especially if you have an important decision to make or something along those lines. Fresh air is always good as most of us, myself included, don't spend enough time outdoors. Plus exercise is great for boosting endorphin levels, so win win! If the weather isn't on your side you could try meditation or a nice long bath.

Do Something You Enjoy

Now we are getting in to the real game changers! For me I have a few things that always mange to put a smile on my face no matter how bad I feel. One I can always rely on is Harry Potter! My sister and I have watched the films so many times my parent's have gone past the stage of even asking "don't you get bored of watching it over and over" because the answer is always the same, "no". Films, books or whatever your choice of escaping is a great way to take your mind off what has put you in a bad mood. Socialising works well too, I find chatting with my girls to be one of the best pick me ups going.

Get A Good Nights Rest

Easier said than done, trust me I can vouch for how difficult this can be. Sleep is incredibly important and you really do realise when you haven't got enough of it. Somedays it really does cross my mind how I function. It has become normal for me to be up until around one am (that's just me properly getting to bed) and then waking up around eight am, normally averaging a total of six hours sleep, on a good night. This might be enough for some people but for me I really need those suggested eight hours! I have good and bad spells, although honestly, recently it has been mostly bad. I think it's because I'm still adjusting to back with my parents lifestyle, but regardless one good night makes the world of difference.

Have Something To Look Forward To

Having something positive to focus on shifts your whole perspective into thinking good thoughts. We all have our moments of drowning in our own self-pity and wondering why everyone around you isn't dropping their plans to accommodate you and your terrible mood, but it can only go on for so long, sooner or later you snap yourself out of it. It might sound simple but just thinking about how tomorrow will be better and that something amazing is round the corner can help to keep you going. It's always good to be grateful for the little things we take for granted each day, counting your blessings brings you right back down to earth. 

"Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day"
 I hope these tips help you start your day full of energy, positivity and all that goodness! If not a good set of pyjamas (mine are from Primark) and fresh sheets work a treat...


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