5 Tips to Make Yourself Feel Better

Life is a constant ebb and flow of highs and lows, victories and losses, good days and bad days. Sometimes you just go through a difficult season of life or a series of difficult times. I’ve dealt with some rough days off and on for the last couple of weeks but, thankfully, I know myself and I know what I need to help myself cope. Today I’m going to share with you my 5 tips for how to make yourself feel better when you’ve had a bad day. If you have had a rough time, I hope you have much better days ahead! Let me know if I can pray for you, I would love to do that.

1. Take a step back from the situation. Sometimes you just need to physically remove yourself from whatever you are dealing with. I’m not saying that you should just run away or leave, but take a step back for a short time. Maybe go outside, go for a walk, go get a coffee, go some place that makes you happy. Take a breather and then come back to deal with the situation. As much as I would love to just run away, from something that’s stressful, in the real world you just can’t do that.

2. Talk to someone you trust. This is SO important. I’m so thankful that I have the parents, siblings, friends, and coworkers that I do because I know I can talk to them about anything and everything. Even though your person may not know exactly how to relate to your situation, or not completely understand what you’re going through, they might be able to offer valuable advice from their life experience or just offer much-needed support. Talk to someone, don’t keep it all bottled up.

3. Get your rest. Sometimes the body needs relaxation and sleep and you may feel so much better after a rest period. When you’re tired, everything can seem so much worse in your head and your perspective can be altered from seeing what’s going on and what’s really important. Nighttime can also make everything seem WAY worse than it actually is and so don’t dwell on your day or situation while you’re trying to go to bed. Get your rest and start over the next day.

4. Make some comfort food. While food isn’t something that should be abused as a coping mechanism, sometimes there’s just nothing better than mac & cheese and/or chicken noodle soup. I tried a new recipe for “Chicken Zoodle Soup” the other day and it was really yummy. I’ll link the recipe here. I find cooking to also be very therapeutic.


5. Meditate on scripture. I know that I can always turn to the Bible and the Lord for my peace and strength during hard times. I love to read the Psalms when I need peace because God says so many times that He is a refuge, He gives strength, He wants His children to come to Him at anytime, and He is praised for all He has done and will do.

What are some things that make you feel better after a bad day?

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I’m a big believer in the importance of self-care and taking some time just for you. Working full-time in a demanding job has taught me certain things about taking care of myself, how I used to not do this at all, and how I’ve had to learn some of those lessons the hard way. I used to think it was selfish to take time for me, but I have learned that I can’t be of use to anyone if I’m not myself. Over the last couple of months, I have been participating in an awesome box subscription service called BlessBox– how does that name not make you feel a little better already?? BlessBox is such a fun package to receive once a month and there are high quality, decent sized, and unique products and gifts inside. This is not a sponsored blog post but I just wanted to tell you all about it, in case this might be a good once-a-month-pick-me-up just for you. BlessBox is $29.99 a month but there are also some other plans available that make the rate go down a little each month. The first month you sign up is also discounted if you use the code provided on the website. Subscription boxes are a great way to treat yo’self, try out some new products, and maybe even as a gift for someone. Here are some of the things that I received my May BlessBox.

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Scentsational Natural Soy Candle in Black Orchid Scent: Retail $8.95

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BH Cosmetics Eyes to Go Palette: Retail $15.99 for full-sized palette

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Little Moon Essentials Mineral Bath Salts: Retail $5.00

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True Citrus 5 Pack: Retail $5.00

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HUM Raw Superfood: Retail $5.00

Health Warrior Coconut Chia: Retail $5.00

Project 7 Gum: Retail $5.00

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amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioner: Retail $22.00

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BLESS Exclusive Sunglasses & Pouch: Retail $49.99

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Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo: Retail $7.99

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