Last week I was on a proper downer. My face looked like I was chewing wasps and I had no idea why.
A lot of people get the January blues, the darkness on the way to work and on the way home seems less appealing once Christmas is over and it seems flipping ages away till payday.
Here are a few of my favourite ways to dig myself out of a grump.
Put on a cheesey tune and dance your little socks off for 3 minutes. I do this when I am feeling a little fed up and I want to be a complete child. It gets the endorphins pumping and I also get to practice my Gangnam style horse trot.
One of my greatest comforts is food. When I feel fed up, I just want to drown in cream cakes. I never deny myself this comfort because it will nag at me all day until I eat what I really want (I just do more silly dancing to burn it off!). So treat yourself, the world looks pretty yucky out the window right now…so dunk another hobnob in your tea.
Call off your plans, put on your sloppiest clothes, take your duvet to the sofa and watch TV, read blogs or read a book. Turn off your phone and be missing for a while. The whole world won’t stop if you take a break and recharge. The important thing is that YOU are feeling ok… mentally as well as physically.
Being cold makes me seriously grumpy. I love winter, but my poor circulation does not. I spend my whole winter season wearing arm-warmers, legwarmers, thermal sock, slippers and leggings under jammies. Make sure you are warm enough….because you will feel miserable if you are chilly.
Have a funny five minutes… gawd please….even just so I feel a little saner. I pretended to be hosting my own cooking show today as I prepared dinner. I sang ‘Cruella de Vil’ loudly in my car all the way home after seeing a dalmatian yesterday. Do something ridiculous and make yourself laugh at your own actual mentalness. You will feel better for it.