Friday, October 26, 2012

Things To Do When You're Upset

  • Turn up music you really love. Play it so loudly that it soaks in through your skin. Dance in your pyjamas. Feel the pain lift.
  • Have a romance in your head.
  • Indulge in your “guilty pleasures”, whatever they are. (ginger ale, chocolate cake, romantic comedies, etc.)
  • Send a text message to one of the most interesting people you know — maybe someone you don’t know that well, just to say hello.
  • Look through old photos. With a friend if possible. If it’s an old friend, you can reminisce (“Oh my god, do you remember when we did that?!”), & if it’s a new friend, you can tell grand stories (“Well, let me tell you about this guy…”).
  •  Plan a holiday.
  • Wear a fake moustache all day.
  • Think up nicknames for all your friends, then send them each postcards to alert them.
  • Think back on the last really good sex you had. Think about it for an hour. Then do something else.
  • Write multiple lists of everything you want. Material possessions, relationships, work, lifestyle, everything. Pin them up by your door so you see them all the time.
  • Go through Urban Dictionary & find some fun/ridiculous new words to add to your vocabulary.
  • Try break-dancing.
  • Watch videos of flamboyant, successful people like Elton John or Michael Jackson & marvel.
  • Reach out to the people who inspire you but who don’t know you exist.
  • Notice where you hold tension in your body, & let it go.
  • Be graceful.
  • Be graceless.
  • Tell someone cute, “You’re cute”.
  • Be optimistic.
  • Watch movies you used to love as a child.
  • Believe that everything is always getting better.

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