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What do when you’re having a meh day

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Let’s face it, y’all – “MEH” slash OFF days happen to us all. Heck, lately I’ve been having more OFF days than I’ve had ON days if I’m being honest. Everything from bad moods, exhaustion, hormones, or something completely silly can make a normal day go meh, am I right?? I think the biggest culprit for me is not getting enough sleep and then that starts to snowball into other things too. But whatever the case, “meh” days are bound to happen for all of us.

Whether you’re having one today or run into one in the future, I’ve got you covered on what to do – so bookmark this post for the future too! Have y’all noticed I’ve been really getting into these list-style blog posts! What do you think? Slash do y’all have any topics you’d like me to cover? Coming up with new ideas is fun but sometimes hard, so I’m open to all sorts of suggestions if you’ve got any ideas!

What to do when you’re having a “meh” slash off day

But let’s get right into tacking those OFF/meh days, shall we? Below you’ve find a list of 10 things to make you feel better when you’re facing one of those not-so-hot days:

Accept it

Yes, this article is a list of ways to help cope with a meh day, but the first step is to accept it. Understand that bad days happen and sometimes you’re simply having an off one. Don’t beat yourself up or try to figure life out on these days – simply understand that not every day is an easy one.

Get in alone time

A lot of times when I’m grumpy or having a bad day, I know I need to just lock myself in my room and be. Sitting with my thoughts – and not going off on a friend or family member just because they are in my path – can help me work through my feelings. It also gives me an opportunity to slow down and focus on what I need.

Practice gratitude

This is helpful in a slap-in-the-face kinda way. I’m beyond blessed and though I know that, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in life and forget. I like to think of things I’m grateful for each night before bed – when I don’t fall asleep first lulz – but if I’m having a meh day I’ll write out a list of ALL the good things in my life. Try it!

Go for a walk in the sun

Exercise gives you endorphins and Vitamin D helps with happiness, so I love this combo when I’m feeling blah. A surprising number of adults actually have vitamin D deficiency too (especially in less sunny areas like the Northeast), so your body might actually be craving some sun.

Plan out tomorrow

Start looking forward! Use your favorite scheduling app or a cute planner and fill tomorrow in with at least one thing that you’re really looking forward to. Even if you’re not up for doing anything today, you’ll at least know that tomorrow is a fresh start for a good day.

Cuddle up

A warm touch is known to help when moods are down but sometimes being with another person is the last thing I want – just being honest here! Throw your blanket in the dryer to warm it up and wrap it around you with some tea…or wine…for a brainless Netflix binge. You can also cuddle an actual human (or animal!) if that’s your thing.

Chill out

Stock up on a few yummy candles (p.s. this one is zee best!) or diffuse oils for aromatherapy and a serious chill moment. Peppermint oil helps with calming and stress relief while citrus notes help to energize, so choose depending on what you need. I have a full list of self-love ideas right here if ya need more!

Pick up flowers

Buy some flowers as an act of self-love but also to brighten your space for the next few days. They’ve also been proven to improve  moods so place them on your bed side table to be the first thing you see when you wake up – hiii good morning mood!

Call someone you love

I usually call my mama or one of my sisters if I’m down, and it always helps. Let them know you’re feeling blah – sometimes it’s helpful to just hear them talk about their life, and sometimes a full vent sesh is needed.

Sleep it off

When all else fails, go to bed or take a nap. Lack of sleep can seriously wreck havoc on moods, let alone lead to anxiety and stress. If you just can’t get out of a funk, try to let your body rest.

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okay, now Let’s CHAT!

Feel better already?? Make sure to come back to this list whenever you need a boost! What’s your favorite way to deal with a funky, meh day? Please share y’all!

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Outfit Details: Free People Halo Sweater //  Paige White Jeans // Marc Fisher Platform Wedge (sized down 1/2 size, so comfortable!) // Kendra Scott Witlee Pendant Necklace // Oliver Peoples Remick (limited edition) Sunglasses // Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings (Sold Out)

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  • Love this outfit Brighton! My meh days are filled with Netflix, relaxing, online shopping, and wine!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

  • Honor Jane

    I love this post! These are such simple, easy ways to brighten your day- I’ll definitely be saving this post :)

    Love the photos as well, I always look forward to seeing your posts!

    Honor xxx | honorjane.blogspot.co.uk

  • Bee

    Your outfit is so lovely! The color scheme is my absolute favorite. I love these tips, too. I always feel better after calling a loved one on a meh day but a walk in the sun sounds great too!

    Briana
    http://www.youngsophisticate.com

  • Caitlin Hummer

    Your outfit is so cute! I love your lifestyle posts, they are so helpful!
    xo, Caitlin
    http://thesolcompass.com

  • Amy Schwarzbach

    Eat Carbs! Joking…but only kind of. Sometimes when I am having a Meh day it is because I am hungry or haven’t eaten the proper balance of nutrients.

  • Samantha Lee

    Sunshine is definitely a huge, HUGE mood booster for me, so it’s unfortunate when my “meh” days fall on gloomy days as well, haha. Eating a good meal also helps because nothing is worse than being hungry. And when all else fails, escaping with a good book and cup of coffee. :)
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  • Natali

    You’re looking adorable in this casual and minimalistic outfit! I like your wedges and sweater very much.
    Those are all great tips on what to do when you’re having one of those “whatever” days but sometimes, to be honest, the only thing that helps and works for me is to sleep it off. :)

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • It’s crazy I’m seeing this post today as I am currently in a very ‘meh’/off mood. I don’t like these kind of days, but these tips are great! Love this post. Also love this look. This sweater is gorgeous. ♡

    xx Taylor | http://www.mycupofchic.com | @taylorwinkelmeyer

  • MARTA

    Great combination! Love the bag!

    http://MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/

  • Lorena Aguilar

    This is gonna help a lot! I’ve been on depression for a while now & reading blogs helps. I’m gonna try and do all the things on the list.
    Thank you so much!!

    http://www.lo-89.com

  • Liv

    Great tips!

    Liv

    livforstyle.net

  • Melissa Klusek

    I definitely need this today!! One of those days, ya know? I find that journaling helps and I love to read a good book, watch some Fixer Upper, or another comedy/rom com I can find on Netflix :) Going for walks is great too! (when the weather cooperates)

  • June Pope

    I live in DC and it’s been cold and gray for so long! If I could just see the sun I’d be happy!

  • mks43

    love this list! lack of sleep and vitamin D are a realllll thing in my life. i have also read that citrus (specifically lemon) scents help with stress as well! one article i read said better than a xanax (LOL). buying some flowers always picks me up, and every time i look at them i smile.

  • Sofia Battaglia

    Love these suggestions! I will also make myself hot tea or soup. Something about the warmth acts like a little pick-me-up!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

  • I love these tips- sometimes going to bed earlier is so helpful haha!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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