I’d love to be one of those people who can power through and still be productive when they’re not feeling 100%. However, when I’m not feeling too fabulous, I tend to turn into a slug and feel a bit sorry for myself. When energy and motivation are at an all-time low, take 5 minutes to try these few quick things to help feel fresher and more able to battle through the day:
1. Music // Recently, I’ve been a lot more into listening to music and loving how listening to a particular playlist can completely change your mood. At the moment, I’m really loving Spotify Premium.
Action: Take a minute or so to find a pre-made playlist to suit your mood and crack on with the rest of this list.
2. Brush your teeth // I’m always amazed how much better and fresher I feel after I’ve brushed my teeth. If I’m not feeling great, taking these 2 minutes really brightens my mood and makes me feel a whole lot better.
Action: Get up and clean those pearly whites while having a boogie to your chosen playlist from step one.
3. Drink water // Okay, not rocket science this one. Water = hydration; hydration = better body functioning. I’m someone who doesn’t drink enough water throughout the day. I don’t really get thirsty, so I tend to forget to keep topped up with water until I have a blinding, dehydration-related headache. Not good when you’re already feeling not so good.
Action: Knock back a big glass of water for an instant boost that your body will thank you for.
4. Have a giggle // Funny videos and memes are everywhere at the moment, so you shouldn’t have to dig too hard to find something that will lighten your mood. Nothing cheers me up like a good giggle, so watching something that I know is guaranteed to make me laugh is a no-brainer when I’m feeling rubbish.
Action: Search for your favourite funny video/meme creators or literally just open Facebook and be bombarded by notifications from all the memes you’ve been tagged in.
5. Stretch // When I’m not feeling great, I have a tendency to curl up into the fetal position and not move for hours. Although this may be comfortable, it doesn’t actually improve your situation much.
Action: Get up and stretch your arms, legs, back, etc. to bring some life back to your body.
(Cheat: If you’re feeling super lazy, pretend to be a massive starfish on the couch and take a few deep breaths).
Congrats, you’ve made it! Although it may have been more effort than just vegetating on the couch, you’ll feel a whole lot better than you did five minutes ago!
What are your quick fixes for when you feel a bit mopey or under the weather?