Try These 5 Things When You’re Feeling Less Than Fabulous

Truth is, I’m feeling a little uninspired today. I probably shouldn’t be saying that, particularly on this blog ‒ but it’s the truth.

Every week I have a schedule of what I’ll write about and when I’ll post. I had a plan of what I’d write about today but truth is, I couldn’t do it. Today I just feel exhausted, uninspired and blah. (Blah is an excellent way to describe how one’s feeling as it pretty much doesn’t mean anything.)

This is the complete opposite of how I usually am. Normally I’m up at 5.30am, exercising, going for a swim, smiling, writing 300 words before I jet off to work. But I haven’t been able to muster that much energy for a while.

I had viral meningitis late last year. (It’s when you have a virus in the meninges of your brain ‒ don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of it either). And ever since, I haven’t had the same energy. Not to mention, I’ve hit a plateau in my full time job. Nothing excites me, and everything frustrates me.

So, I wrote this instead. 5 to try when you’re feeling less than great. I think everyone has days like today (well, I hope they do so I'm not awkwardly alone). Sometimes you just feel a whole lot less than fabulous. And that’s OK. But hopefully, like me, you can do some things to turn it around:

 

1. Remember there are people that have it worse off than you

I walked past a gentleman who slept on the streets last night, so I gave him some money and reminded myself how lucky I am.

 

2. Meditate or do some yoga

This isn’t everyone’s thing ‒ but it often is a great way to get those endorphins pumping in a non-stressful way. I went to yoga at lunch and afterwards, and felt so much more calm afterwards.

 

3. Do something you love

Whether that be read, swim, watch netflix, play tennis, shop or spending some time with someone you love. Do something that you love to do. I wrote this blog. 

 

4. Treat yourself

I know I should be saying “eat a salad! The vegetables will be good for you!” And technically I had some vegetables ‒ they were on my pizza. Sometimes you gotta treat yo’ self.

 

5. Get to bed early

Go to bed early, get a good night’s sleep. There is nothing like starting afresh tomorrow!