Since I'm on vacay I've lined up a few surprises... Jillian is taking over for me today, and this is a MUST READ! It put me in an awesome mood just from reading it. Thanks again Jillian!
Hi there, Famous readers! I’m Jillian from coffee, light and sweet and I’m super psyched to be guest posting, while Summer’s out on vacation. Today I wanted to share a fun and frothy list on beating those bad mood blues. Because we all have our days when nothing seems to be going our way. But sometimes a small dose of happy is all it takes to perk you back up. And I’m a big believer in finding pleasure in the little things.
Bad Mood Busters For Every Personality Type:
For the sweet-toothed ladies
While I don’t promote “eating your feelings”, there’s really nothing like the scent of home-baked cookies fresh from the oven wafting through the kitchen. It’s a wonderfully uplifting and comforting scent that arouses “ooohs” and “aahhs” from just about anyone with a nose. Find a classic recipe here. Or go break and bake!
For animal lovers who like to go “aaaaw!” and “hahahaaa!”
Go on Youtube and search “cats playing patty-cake” or “tilting head pug”. I dare you not to smile.
For the music-junkie
Compile a “happy” playlist. That is, add songs to your list that make you want to dance, bring you back to your first slow dance at the junior prom, make you feel like you’re in the shower singing into your shampoo bottle or just plain ol’ make you feel good about being you. My go-to songs are Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Santeria by Sublime, anything by Stone Temple Pilots and What is Love by Haddaway (I heart the 90s, as you can tell!).
For the girl who just needs to “get away”
Escape to a beautiful sunset. Because sometimes, all it takes is to realize that things aren’t always going to be that bad is to appreciate something naturally beautiful and breathtaking. Sunsets are a constant reminder that a new day is patiently waiting to arrive.
For the clean freak
Freshly-washed sheets. There are few things more appealing and more mind-clearing to the clean freak than being engulfed in a warm, clean blanket and new sheets made atop a bed. Perfection.
Ride a bike. Exercise is big contributor in releasing those feel-good endorphins. But what really makes it for me is the carefree aspect of bike-riding—cool wind in your face and the ease of speed in which you ride. The best and most gratifying feeling is conquering a challenging hill and riding back down it without having to pedal. Best feeling ever.
So what do you do when you're down in the doldrums? Any neat tips you'd like to share?
Thanks so much for having me, Summer!