Life Advice

What to do when you are feeling down



It really doesn’t take much effort to put yourself into a better mood. We just live too quickly and we keep forgetting about the little things that make us happy and change the perspective. Let’s enjoy the little things!





  1. Something for you YOURSELF

Get a manicure/pedicure.

Wrap up in a blanket, and forget about the whole world for a moment.

Light scented candles.

Read a children’s book (I recommend “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”)

Put a mask on your face and have a rest.

Take a bubble bath.

Color a coloring book.

Watch the clouds.



  1. Something for your BODY – move!

Jump rope.

Go for a walk/swimming/biking.

Rearrange the furniture and/or decorations in your house.

Turn on the music and dance like crazy.

Go bowling.




  1. Something for your MIND

Do a crossword.

Read a magazine/book.

Go to a bookstore.

Write a story.

Start writing a diary.

Go to an art museum.

Go to a philharmonic hall.



  1. Something for your SOUL

Go to an old church and sit there in contemplation.

Remember people that passed away, but that were important to you.

Light a candle for someone.

Look at old pictures and conjure up good memories.

Make your own map of dreams.



  1. Something CREATIVE

Play with playdoh.

Draw something.



Record a funny video.

Create a new dish.

Create a new outfit.



  1. Something for OTHERS

Call someone and ask if everything is ok.

Bake muffins for your neighbors.

Give someone a present, just like that, for no special reason.

Do something charitable.

Send a thank you card/e-mail.

Prepare a parcel for someone in need.

Invite your friend over to your house for dinner.

Hug your children often and tell them they are wonderful – it’s a source of strength for their entire life.




Actually, the most important points are those under point 6. I strongly believe that what you give to the world, it gives back to you . Make your own list and often go back to it.



“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it” – Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) – German theologist, philosopher, organist, musicologist and doctor.





What are your ways to beat the blues? What would you add to this list? Tell me in the comments section here, or on my FB fanpage



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