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5 ways to get yourself into a better mindset

We all have those days when we’re just not feeling great and that stack of work on our desks just makes you want to curl up in a ball and cry. On those days we don’t feel like doing anything, except staying in our pajamas, snuggling up under our duvet on the sofa, and binge watching the BBC TV series adaption of Pride and Prejudice, while stuffing our faces with Ben + Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge ice-cream (or is that just me?). Nothing usually gets done on these days as we honestly just feel too pooey to do anything, and the tasks that were supposed to have been completed that day just get rolled over to the next, when we still don’t want to do them. To stop this we need to get our procrastinating butts off of the sofa and actually get cracking.

   To really get some proper work done however, we need to be in the right frame of mind. I thought I would share a few ways in which I achieve that with you guys.

1. Have a cup of tea

Tea. Oh how I adore it. Tea is the answer for everything. Seriously.

     Feeling sad? 
     Feeling too cold?
     Feeling thirsty?
     Feeling ill?
    
     Have a cup of tea!

     And if you’ve already had a cup of tea today? Have another one, simple as that.

2. Put on some make-up

This applies to everyone. And I mean EVERYONE. Well - as long as you like make-up.

If you like to wear make-up and you know that it makes you feel even a little better about yourself, put some on and you’ll feel better instantly. I guarantee. Sometimes it’s fun to put on a full face of make-up, however, just a small amount is usually enough to suffice.

Don’t spend too much time on this though. It could lead to a whole day spent applying blusher!

3.  Put some nice clothes on.

We all have that one outfit that we adore. That one outfit that makes us feel like we could conquer the world. Try it on and see what happens.

4. Play your happy songs

For me, this means ‘Friday I’m in Love’ by The Cure, ‘Popular’ from Wicked and practically any Taylor Swift song. They should be songs that you know all the words to, songs that you can jump around and dance to and not care who sees you. These songs should help you get off of your backside and give you the motivation to do something productive.

5. Skip the junk food

This is a sad one, and I’m sorry for what comes next.

Put away the toffee waffles, the Nutella, the chocolate fingers and the ice cream. They’ll only be distractions and will encourage the binge eating I mentioned before. 

If you really want, bring a packet of crisps or something small to your desk with you to snack on. Eating healthier will make you feel more up to doing your task and you’ll therefore get down to doing it more quickly. It’ll make you feel more energised and awake, because who wants to feeling all bleugh when you’ve got stuff to do?


What do you do to get yourself into a better mindset? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.



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