25 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Down


1. Be nice to yourself.

Art by Emily McDowell. Buy print here.

2. Make this your morning routine.

Tumblr user 2wentysixletters’ take on Kate Nash’s lyrics.

3. Eat well.

“Thug Kitchen” by DarkClinton.

4. Embrace the magical powers of tea.

Art by This Folded Mind.

5. Remember to take a break.

Art by Karen Horneffer-Ginter. Buy print here.

6. Write down all the reasons it was worth getting out of bed and look back at these lists.

Art by Anxiety Cat.

7. Put on your emergency tiara in times of stress.

Found by Reddit user iamhdbuzz.

8. Surround yourself with inspiring things.

Art by Alex Noriega.

9. Make a declaration of intention.

Art by Emily McDowell. Buy print and calendar here.

10. Remember that you are awesome in your own right.

Art by Chibird.

11. Leave yourself affirming messages.

12. Make time for the things that make you feel good.

Art by Sad Teen Queer.

13. Enjoy the pleasures of being alone.

Video by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis.

14. Build your own “emergency care wall.”

Art by Chibird.

15. Remind yourself of all the delightful things in the world you are going to experience.

Art by Emma Koenig of Fuck I’m In My 20s.

16. Take out all the toxic things in your life.

Campaign by The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) of Canada.

17. …and remember to appreciate your body for all that it does for you.

18. Give a hug. Get a hug.

Art by Chibird.

20. Disconnect.

Dan Moynihan

Art by Dan Moynihan.

21. Do some yoga. Seriously, it’ll be good for you!

Art by Amanda Geisinger.

22. Be reflective. Be courageous.

Art by Mei Lee. Buy print here.

23. Always prioritize yourself.

Art by Dani.

24. Don’t forget to breathe.

Art by Chibird.

25. And remember:

Art by Emily McDowell. Buy print here.

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