Our lives are full of ups and downs. There are times when we feel upset over something or for no reason at all. That is when we feel like doing nothing, lying down in bed all day, wondering about life.
We usually sleep over it or are too tired to do something about it. Here are some quick fixes that will get you up and running. These might not be your usual fixes, but what’s the harm in trying?
1. Play a game or a sport:
Be it an indoor or an outdoor sport, playing games simulates your mind. While outdoor sports are more effective as they release endorphins, you might not feel like getting out when upset. So play a game, it will not just entertain you but also make you feel better. Get those board games and a bunch of friends!
2. Watch a feel-good movie:
Disney movies or animated ones are stress-busters. You can also a watch a movie that is really silly but makes you laugh, like Mr. Bean ones. Grab a tub of popcorn and watch a film that comforts you.
3. Read a book:
If you are a booklover, reading books offer a getaway into a different world where you forget your problems. Get lost in a good novel and see how it helps you.
4. Play a musical instrument:
If you already know one, awesome! If you don’t it is pretty easy to learn through the internet these days. Apps like Yousician help with the tutorials. Music is therapy.
5. Look at old photographs:
They might bring back a lot of painful memories but there will also be happy ones. Looking at old photographs creates a win-win situation. If you cry, it is a release for your emotions that will make you feel better. If you laugh, that’s what you need.
6. Have an ice-cream or a dessert:
What’s better than indulging in a sweet treat? If you don’t have a sweet tooth and like things that are spicy, indulge in Chinese or the good ole Rajma Chawal.
7. Write a letter:
Write a letter to someone you love or to yourself. It is the perfect way to channelize your thoughts. You can also pen down your thoughts in a journal, it will make you feel lighter.
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