How to get back up once you’re down


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It’s ok to feel down. Its ok to have an off day. Is it ok to give up right there and then? No. What do you do?

Today was a tough day. It was crisp but sunny, many of my friends were reporting their training and sporting endeavours on the social networks.

Then there was me.

I am not allowed to do large volumes of walking, am not allowed to run or cycle and am only allowed to swim without legs, but not till tomorrow. I stopped reading the Facebook and twitter timelines, it was just getting to me. Instead I set about doing something else to lift my mood.

I got some jobs done, went to meet a friend for a chat, then went for a lovely relaxing full body massage.

Ways to fill your time and cheer yourself up

  • Have a relaxing massage / facial / all round pamper. You will feel better inside, and therefore better on the outside.
  • Arrange to meet and catch up with friends that you usually don’t regularly have time for. Socialising will help raise your endorphins.
  • Do some of those jobs you have been putting off for a while, you will feel a sense of achievement when they are complete.
  • Do your Christmas shopping online – it will spare you from the Christmas crowds too!
  • Savour the time and read a good book, watch a good film. You will be wishing this spare time back some time very soon!
  • If you have any other great ideas I could add to this list let me know.

    One Comment on “How to get back up once you’re down

    1. Pingback: The power of endorphins « Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG

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