14 Tiny Things That Will Help You Feel Better On A Shitty Day

    Baby steps.

    1. Take a shower.

    2. Make your bed.

    When you have a lot to do and it feels overwhelming, making your bed can be the first step in getting your life on track. It will also (hopefully) discourage you from getting back into it.

    3. Get a drink of water.

    4. Have a snack — not junk food!

    Did you eat enough today? It's super tempting to eat junk food when you feel like crap. If you don't feel like making a whole meal, maybe eat just a piece of fruit; something you can burn throughout the day and not in a burst of five minutes.

    5. Change your environment.

    6. Change your clothes.

    Even if you aren't going to leave the house today, put on real clothes. Or, if you've been wearing the same uncomfortable clothes all day and feel restless, change into your sleepy clothes and slippers and relax.

    7. Take a walk.

    8. Talk to someone, not on the internet — it can be about anything.

    If you don't feel like talking through your troubles, that's OK. Visit a friend, talk to them about a movie you saw. Call someone in your family and see how they're doing.

    9. Accomplish something — even if it's something tiny.

    10. Get some exercise.

    Do some cardio, work up a sweat. If you don't have the time for a whole workout, look up a sun salutation on YouTube and stretch for as long as you have time. Do some push-ups or sit-ups at your desk.

    11. Dance to an upbeat guilty pleasure song.

    12. Hug an animal.

    If you don't have a pet, can you visit a friend's? Or can you go to an animal shelter?

    13. Make a "done" list instead of a "to-do" list.

    14. Give yourself permission to feel shitty.

    Big thanks to Sinope for this inspirational Tumblr post.