Today I thought I would touch on the mental health side of life with a little advice on how to bounce back! I’m sure many of you in college or in the adult world have experienced this many times. You know the waking up one morning, dirty hair, mascara baked under your eyes, your room’s a mess, no work has been done and there’s no food in your house? Whether it’s a night out, recovering from a flu, or a plain old bad mood, everyone has their own version of this. It can be hard to get back into a productive and healthy mindset but with these steps, you can be well on your way to a successful day!
- Grab a glass of water – We are usually dehydrated so I love to go to my kitchen and pour myself a huge glass of icy cold water with a fresh lemon slice and get to feeling better. Nothing makes me feel better than this step!
- Make your bed and put on an awesome playlist – making your bed means you will be a lot less tempted to crawl back into it. It also helps because you now have one organized part of your space and a clear spot for folding or organizing. For playlist recommendations, I love Totally Stress Free or Blush Beats, both on Spotify.
- Wash your face and brush your teeth – Sometimes when you get stressed it can be easy to forget the basics of self care. Use your favorite face wash (mine is Kate Somerville!!) and get to feeling refreshed. I have a loooooong skincare routine, but sometimes all you need are the basics.
- Set the timer for 10 minutes and see how much you can get clean – I love how much progress you can make in just ten minutes. Usually if you have good base organization, getting everything in its place or at least off the floor can be a piece of cake. Take before and after pictures too if you need a little extra evidence!
- Eat the dang frog – I am a firm believer in this principle! Basically, the premise is do the task that’s scaring you the most or you’re the most apprehensive about. Sometimes, tackling a whole project can be super overwhelming, so I love to just commit to 20 minute chunks. I actually have a whole routine/schedule about this and would be happy to write another blog post about my productivity plan! From a funk standpoint though, crushing the thing you’re most scared of can do wonders for your motivation.
I am so confident in these steps and do them literally every time I’m feeling drained or low. These little tips get me back to feeling like myself and out of a funk in no time! Please comment below if you do any of these or will try them out!