We’ve all been there, had a moment in our life where we’ve felt a little unhappy and wanted a change, so I’m here to supply a few tips that worked for me.
Obviously these tips may not work for everyone, but they did make a massive difference for me. It’s easy to make change once your heart is in it for the long run. When you don’t really want to make the change, or you’re struggling to find motivation, it can be easily to just give up. But, I also believe that it’s easier to give up if the goals you’re setting yourself are too hard. There’s no shame in starting small and if your goals are as simple as take a shower tomorrow, brush your hair, then that’s brilliant because it’s a start.
So, here’s some tips that benefitted me.
Get a new job
Okay, so this seems a little drastic for the first point, but seriously, changing your jobs can actually really do you a world of good mentally, it’s a fresh scene, you’re meeting new people and probably, depending on whether you stay in the same industry or not, helps you to learn new skill sets.
Change up your style
Have a movie style makeover. Yup, do that. I did it one time and even though it didn’t last because I’m just too #Goth for my own good, it was fun to wear pretty blouses and brighter colours for a change. I also dyed my hair blonde when I wanted to liven myself up a little and haven’t looked back. Although, since it’s getting close to Autumn (because it doesn’t start until the 22nd PEOPLE), I have been considering going a darker hue.
Hang out with your friends as often as possible
Unhappiness can also be caused through loneliness, if you’ve held off meeting up with friends lately, then you’re probably feeling a little down may be because you’re isolating yourself. If that is the case, then make plans with the people who make you laugh, and happy. Don’t just sit around moping, get out and hang out with the people you care about.
Go see a movie more often
This is a little bit basic, I know, but as I said earlier, the basic points may make the biggest difference. If you love movies then going to the cinema to see new releases is perfect. It gets you out the house for a few hours with giving you the perks of not having to speak to anyone either, and you’re getting some entertainment and pop corn out of it too. I love going to the cinema with Mia, we always enjoy ourselves and have a laugh when we go, we went through a phase of going every week at one point.
Get your hair cut frequently
If you have bangs then this is also a good excuse too. Whenever you get a haircut, it makes you feel a little more human and it makes you feel right. So getting your hair cut and maybe even washed by a hair stylist every few weeks might make you feel amazing, because whenever I get mine done I know that it does wonders for my self esteem and my moods.
Make a scrap book, fill it with things you love
This one is for the more crafty readers. I have a scrap book, I started it a few years ago and I love to fill it with my memories and even silly things like plane tickets and pennies. Going through it every now and then really cheers me up and puts me in a good mood, because the things I keep can bring back good memories and make me feel really good.
Take up a new hobby
Earlier in the year and late last year I was feeling a touch run down, I felt like all I ever did was go to work, come home, go to work, rinse and repeat and it got very boring. After a lot of careful consideration, I ended up taking up learning how to play the piano. I’m still only Grade 1 but it’s a lot of fun going to lessons and practicing in the week, it breaks up the routine a little as well and I honestly think it benefitted me mentally. I’m not saying go and learn piano, but take up a new interesting hobby.
Meet some new friends
This can be harder, especially if you’re a social introvert like me, but hitting someone up on Twitter (without sliding into the DMs), can give you a new friend whether they’re an internet friend or someone you can easily meet up with if you get along. I’ve got a few twitter blogger friends thanks to this, even though none of my IRL friends blog it’s cool to occasionally chit chat with some girls on Twitter. You can also start forcing yourself to talk to strangers more when you’re out in public with your already friends. I remember when one lady started talking to me randomly in the street, and even though she was a bit too old to be friendly with me (you’re talking like 35), I felt slightly liberated after talking to someone who was a stranger. It’s mad, I know.
These are probably the most obvious tips but these are the things I’ve been pushing myself personally to do lately, and a lot of the tips that I’ve given that I’ve taken on myself have worked. Small changes can make a massive difference.
Even though sometimes simple, I hope these tips will help at least someone. These are just things that I did, and I’m not saying they’re going to work for you, but they could and it’s really worth having a go, and even setting yourself your own points that you want to achieve.