Thursday, 28 January 2016

5 Things To Boost Positivity (Cheer Up, Miserable Idiot)

So after a bit of a rough January, in which I lost my job and I just felt generally run down I figured I'd type up a post about how I've managed to turn it around and how you guys could too. Today's post is going to follow the well-being theme that I've recently been following so be sure to check out some of my most recent posts if you haven't already.

These tips are going to be fairly obvious but I just think we need to remind ourselves that we should do things like the ones I've listed to maintain good mental health. Of course, there's no magic recipe to a good mentality but by making a few simple changes you could at least feel a bit better about yourself.

  • Exercise! I've only been going to the gym for about three weeks now but since my lifestyle has been a bit more active I've felt much more awake and confident. I've always struggled to motivate myself for the gym but I think it's really just mind over matter. I actually enjoy it now.
  • Gain healthier eating habits! I just ate whatever was in or whatever took my fancy for quite some time, I think that was one of the reasons I was feeling so sluggish. To try and combat all these months of laziness I've been making sure I eat breakfast, I've been blending up a healthy smoothie for lunch and having a proper meal for dinner.
  • Make time for friends! Whilst I've been job hunting and searching for potential opportunities I've had much more time to hang out with my friends, when I was working 6am to 6pm. It was much harder to align our schedules when I had daft working hours and travel time to boot.
  • Invest time in your hobbies! My main hobby is blogging so I've been giving my blog a bit of a boost and typing up some lifestyle content, it's something I've struggled to do unless I've had a project like Blogmas. 
  • Try out adult colouring books! It's very therapeutic and it's something you can do away from home too, it makes travelling go by a bit quicker (not literally) and it's nice to just focus on the lines instead of any problems you may have. 

Well, thanks for reading! I hope you've enjoyed today's post, if you have any requests for future posts please don't hesitate to suggest them in the comments. Until next time, bye! 


  1. Great tips. January hasn't been great for me either but like you I've been upping my exercise my starting to eat better and I'm feeling so much better for it - thanks for sharing x

    1. I hope February is a brighter month for you! Thanks for reading! X

  2. Totally agree with you on adult colouring books, I love mine and all my pens x

    1. It's relaxing! Totally underrated for adults! X

  3. Oh my word we've had exactly the same January's! I lost my job at the start of the month and read your post to get ideas about how to turn a crappy month around.

    Glad you're feeling so upbeat, it is bloody awful to lose your job. Good luck in your search if you haven't found anything yet!

    Emilie xx

    1. I haven't found anything yet but I will eventually! January is an awful time to be jobless.

      Hope your month brightens up considerably!