Bad moods sneak up on us, and can be difficult to shake! Even as I am writing this article, I am still in the red from an awful traffic event that added 11 minutes to my route into work.
Start the flow of positive energy.
Do something good for someone else! Maybe that’s popping quarters in an expired parking meter or just holding the door for someone, or letting them cut the line.
Do as many jumping jacks as you can!
Get active. Get your endorphins and serotonin UP! (psst, sex helps!)
Play your favorite music super loud.
And while you are at it, sing off key – at the top of your lungs! Let your hairbrush be your mic and dance in the mirror!
Indulge in your “guilty pleasures”.
Maybe that’s chocolate cake, a marathon of The Housewives of Beverly Hills, a cheese plate and a stack of US Weekly magazines. Of course, these are guilty pleasures because we only do them once in a while 😉 Don’t be THAT girl, ha!
Call a good friend and ask them out to dinner or a slumber party.
A good friend (and maybe a nice carby plate of pasta) can lift your spirits like no other. Hey, might as well make this a Pure Romance party and invite all your girls!
Best to do this on a Friday or Saturday night (or you’ll be doomed to another grumpy, sleep-deprived day at work). Have you seen Deadpool? Start with that! Do a comedy night, or a chick flick night… whatever you’re needing, delve in.
Do Yoga. Any kind!
Restorative, power flow or kundalini yoga can be super powerful! And it can lead to better sex, jackpot!
Write a list of things that you appreciate right now.
FIND SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR! You might be surprised. Focus intently on each of them and let the light build up inside you. Even on our worst of days, there are always things to be happy about.
Look through old photos of happy times.
This could be tricky. Sometimes happier times are seeing an ex in a pic might catapult you deeper into your dark mood. BUT, having trusty girlfriends there with you may actually help you reminisce about the good old days. “Oh my god, what were we wearing!?” Sometimes looking at fun vacation pics is all you need!
And then…Plan your next vacation!
Honestly, I am so over the moon about my trip to Austin, TX last week that I know planning my next visit will definitely be happening soon!
Remember the best kiss you ever had… or any first 😉
Was it on a beach somewhere? Somewhere in a different city?
Go on an invigorating hike or walk. Surrender & breathe deep.
Few things are as healing as fresh air. My good friend says, “nature = happy” and it’s so true! Stumbling across a waterfall at the Greenbelt in Austin last week after a long hike was so rewarding! How could you NOT take a break, relax in the water, and feel so satisfied and happy afterwards!?
Plan a themed party!
Ahem, or a Pure Romance party! Wine Wednesday anyone? Massage Monday? Invite all your good girlfriends and some new ladies, too! Think about how you can decorate your home in that theme, what dishes you can prepare, and what you will wear…
Try rock climbing, or something ‘thrilling’.
It’s an amazing workout and you’ll be so, so proud of yourself when you get to the top!
Hit the streets!
Load up your iPod with new music go for a walk through your favorite park or city streets.
Pretend this music is the soundtrack to the movie of your life. Spice up an otherwise boring work day with your favorite Pandora or Spotify playlist! I can’t be upset when Wilson-Phillips comes on, I know that much!
Get dressed up and take yourself out to a fancy lunch or dinner.
Pull that stylish little black number out of the closet and make reservations at the buzzing new restaurant everyone is loving. Top the look off with your favorite creamy lip gloss.
Color your hair!
You can always change it back. Change the style, cut it, add some layers, or highlights! Have fun with it, it’s just hair! And you’ll LOVE the compliments and attention a new ‘do can bring 😉
Make a big filling breakfast!
Top a funny shaped pancake off with your favorite fruit and maybe some organic whipped cream, or feel great about a smoothie w/ chia seeds and protein-packed Spirulina!
Buy ridiculous pajamas 🙂 Or ultra sexy ones!
I always feel great walking in a panties and a tank, with my silky black robe from Victoria’s Secret. How could you not feel sexy!?
Lay in the sun!
Take a deep breath and smile. Get a glowing little tan, relax, and unplug! Keep your tan glowing through the end of summer w/ these fabulous summertime products + tips.
Put pen to paper!
Make a list of actionable, practical, reasonable ways you can improve your situation
Who can you talk to? What changes can you make? Are there groups in your area you can join?
Hug the friends you see today hello.
Has anyone else heard that 7 seconds is the perfect length of time for a hug!?
Sleep the opposite way or sideways on your bed.
Whenever I do this I feel like such a rogue! You might find it more comfortable or form a new sweet spot 😉
Visit a favorite arts and craft store and make a friend a surprise package.
Doing things for others – especially unexpected things – always improves my mood. Brightening someone else’s day just automatically brightens yours!
Chocolate. Enough said.
Be optimistic and feel empowered.
Search for the silver lining or a way that you can take ownership of your current situation. Pure Romance’s amazing sisterhood is a great way to get a little cheer and support when you’re feeling down. Hey, its sort of like free therapy!
Change the backgrounds on your phone and laptop.
What about a photo of your friends laughing hysterically or an image that just makes you smile? What about the beach, or your fav vacation spot, something motivational! Much like changing your hair style or color, small tweaks to your scene can be huge! Mine is my favorite band, it makes me so happy to see an action shot of the lead singer every time I open my laptop.
Treat yourself to a new perfume! 🙂
When you find something you like, ask for a sample, tuck it in your pocket and use it for the next week. Mine is Pure Romance’s Truly Sexy Flirt… big things coming for this scent this August! Truly Sexy Flirt has an uplifting scent of grapefruit and vanilla to increase your happy factor!
Write a handwritten letter to someone.
Whether it’s to tell them thank you, let them know you are thinking of them, or something a little deeper… everyone loves mail, and thats great karma to put into the Universe!
You know that exciting, overwhelming project you’ve been putting off?
Welp, now’s the time to throw yourself into it. It’s good if it feels a tad too big for you! It will be the fuel to your fire for weeks and months to come! Once you whittle it down, it won’t seem so big and scary, and you’ll feel accomplished and better about finishing it off!
Walk around a vintage record or clothing shop.
Imagine all the lives and memories these objects have seen. Add some friends to the mix for an even more memorable outing!
Delve into a good Netflix documentary!
It feels great to learn something new, doesn’t it!? My friend suggested a documentary about the Pyramids, and honestly, I thanked him for it!
(Innocently even…) with the barista, the FedEx person, the front desk cutie- it’ll make everyone feel great!
“Where did you get that?” “How did you learn how to do that?” It’s a great way to connect with new people + feel inspired!
“Oh, didn’t I ever tell you about the time I hiked Kilimanjaro?” Don’t have a big adventurous story? Mention the cool documentary you just watched or how great you feel after those yoga classes you’ve recently taken up!
Know that this too shall pass.
Really. In a year, you’ll look back and wonder what the fuss was. Time really does heal, as cliche as that sounds!
Climbing up and out of a bad mood is a life skill we should all master. And it can be as easy as laying in the sunshine or giving a real, deep hug. Promise.
Thx for the article! XO