10 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Down

Hello again,

Recently I’ve been thinking about all of the things that I do to cheer myself up when I’m stuck in a rut of boredom and can’t seem to face being productive. So, I thought that I’d collate a list of these things to share with those of you that need cheering up.

Do something spontaneous

Just go somewhere that you’ve never been before. It doesn’t have to be an expensive day out. Sometimes, if I need to clear my head, I just get onto the tube and find somewhere interesting to go. There must be a park you’ve never visited or a street market you’ve never walked around.


Go for a walk

When I need to clear my head, think something through or need a little inspiration, I go for walk to some of my favourite places surrounding where I live or walk to a place I’ve never been before. Letting the fresh air fill your lungs can be one of the best things for resolving that ‘I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to be doing right now’ feeling.

Do some baking

I can imagine that this tip won’t be helpful for those of you that are scared of using any appliance or technique more advanced than the microwave, so I’ll keep it short. When I’m bored or uninspired I bake something (jam tarts, brownies, cheesecake…) as it’s one of my favourite creative outlets. It also makes for good blog posts when I feel like I’ve got nothing else to write…

Take a long bath

You might need a face mask and a magazine or two for this one. If I had a bath I would spend hours in there with a Lush bath bomb and a good book. Sadly, if I want to relax I have to go and stand in the shower for an hour – not the same, is it?


Again, this one won’t be for everyone. Recently, when I’m feeling annoyed and in need of a break from whatever’s going on, I’ve been trying to go to the gym to run away (ha ha) from whatever’s been bugging me. Going for a run outside willΒ also do you no harm.

Listen to Destiny’s Child

An absolute no-brainer. You can’t exactly feel sad when you’re listening to Survivor



Make a list of all things you’ve got to look forward to

If you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything recently or you have nothing to do, just make a list of all of the good things that are going to be happening soon. Whether it’s a trip that you and your friends have planned or a full day off of work.

Unplug yourself from the internet

Sometimes you might just need a break from all of the endless Instagram scrolling. Give your thumb a rest and do something that will make you feel productive.

Create a jar of uplifting and motivational notes

Write out notes of positivity so when you need them, you can just look into your jar for an inspiring quote to brighten your mood. Mine is mostly filled with quotes from my favourite writers and thinkers who inspire me to write, to be a person and to enjoy everything in between those things.

Surround yourself with people that make you smile

Cut out all of the people who make you feel crap and sad. You don’t need those kind of people.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re up for sharing, I’d love to know your uplifting tips and advice.

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

8 thoughts on “10 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Down

  1. Such a positive blog post, some really cute ideas 😊 Aisling | AislingsApparel.wordpress.com

  2. I love these ideas! Exercise is one of my favourites. I especially love doing cardio when I am a bit irritable. Nothing beats dancing away your problems with your favourite song on top volume. πŸ˜€ x

    1. Thank you! Recently I’ve been going to the gym as soon as I get stressed or mad – cardio is definitely the answer (with music turned up loud, of course). Thanks for commenting x

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