I’m in one of those moods where I feel a bit low and deflated today. For no reason whatsoever. Aren’t they great?

With that in mind I had the *genius* 😉 idea to compile a list of all the things I do that cheer me up when I’m having a down day.

  • Buying myself flowers. Especially when I get a great deal of peonies for only £3. Aldi, you win.
  • Letting myself eat whatever I want. Which is usually some form of comfort food, and letting that be OKAY. Heck, If I want chocolate, I’m having it, today of all days.
  • Spending time with my family. I love my alone time but when I’m not feeling as great as usual, I prefer to be surrounded by my loved ones. I think it makes me feel less lonely.
  • Cuddling my dog. I do this 98% of the time anyway, but he is just the cutest thing and never fails to make me smile.
  • Immersing myself in ‘something else’. Whether thats watching my favourite Youtubers or reading a book/new magazine, it always brings a bit of s p a c e between me and those shitty feelings.
  • Lighting a candle.
  • Putting on T Swift and having a sing along.
  • Thinking about all the things I like about myself, whether thats me feeling my bone structure that day, or how far I’ve come from.
  • Watching an episode of an old TV show, for comfort reasons. F.R.I.E.N.D.S anyone?


I would love to know what cheers you up when you’re having a down day?

  • PUTTING ON T-SWIFT AND HAVING A SING-A-LONG. oh giiiiirl you are tugging on my heart strings here! amen to taylor, and amen to her bad ass catchy songs. they allllllways perk me up.

    i’m also a huge fan of candles too, i always have scented ones on in my room, they always relax me.

    hope you have a slightly better mood now my love, if not – you haven’t put taylor on loud enough!!

    katie. xx

    • Oh I loved your comment! I had ‘bad blood’ on and it cheered up right up! Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 xxx

  • Laura Torninoja

    Aww hope you feel better soon! That said there’s nothing better to cheer you up than a Taylor Swift singalong – especially some of the older stuff! My fave is, and forever will be, Love Story :’D xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • I haven’t listened to that one in SO long! Might put it on now!

  • These are all things that cheer me up for sure – there is nothing better than having a Taylor singalong! If I’m having a bit of a down day the thing I like to do most is a sort of combination of a few of them…comfortable clothes, candles burning, comfort food and a book. Havent done that in so long and thinking about it has made me need it! Hope you feel better soon girl, lots of love xxx

    Sophie |

    • Girl you need to schedule some time in to do it for yourself! xxx

  • I couldn’t agree more with all of your points! I finish to rewatch Friends, it’s amazing right? Ten season were a lot, but totally worth the time I spent on them! I love lighting candles and binge watch my fave vlogs on YT too. As you say, they really helps when I start overthink to much! Lovely post Natalie! xx

    federica |

    • Friends is just the ultimate comfort isn’t it? xxx

  • Yes to Friends! Xx

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  • Stephanie Louise

    This post is cute! I think it’s important to remind yourself of things that can cheer you up on down days! Love this x

    Steph /

  • Courtney Hardy

    I’m having a down day today out of the blue, so this really helped me. I’ll try some of the things on your list.

  • I think for me it would just be having some time to relax, maybe putting on a good comedy, that nearly always works! x

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