You're having a bad day.
Maybe your boyfriend broke up with you. Maybe you spilled coffee on the new shirt you just bought. Maybe you failed your test or were reprimanded by your boss. Either way, today just isn't your day. Whenever I find myself struggling with anger, anxiety, depression or frustration, these are the 10 things that I find to be perfect pick-me-ups.
1. Put on some pajamas.
2. Drink a cup of tea.
I like to think of tea as a hug in a cup. Some people don't like tea. I believe these people are mentally unstable. Tea not only provides various health benefits, but it forces you to slow down and calm down (partially because it's too hot to chug in one minute).
3. Bake some cookies.
Baking is incredibly therapeutic for me. When you're measuring ingredients, mixing flour and sugar and – let's be honest, eating half the dough before it reaches the oven – you have the chance to focus on one thing and one thing only. You become enraptured with the task at hand and give your overworked brain a little rest.
4. Go for a run or do some yoga.
Athleticism is not a gift shared among every human on this planet. You could be the most klutzy, clumsy person on earth, but you can at least go for a walk or do a beginner's class of yoga. Everyone knows that exercise is important for physical health. However, working out also functions as a terrific reliever of stress. If you're interesting in trying yoga I recommend heading over to Yoga With Adrienne's Youtube channel! She has sequences for all yogis and even has a video specifically for when you've had a rough day!
5. Watch "The Office".
6. Cry it out.
7. Treat yourself.
8. Ask your best friend to hang out.
9. Read a book.
10. Remember, it's one day out of your entire life.
One bad day won't cancel out the rest of your life.