Six Things to Do When You Feel Like a Disgusting Piece of Trash

We've all been there, am I right?

For me, it happens around the January-April time frame, when we get those chilly, humid, dark Saturdays when my face feels greasy and my future looks like endless homework until I go back to school on Monday.  From talking to my friends, I've learned that I'm not alone.

When I feel really angsty for no good reason- this only happens once or twice a year-, I take about four and a half minutes to feel sorry for myself by listening to Muse's cover of Lithium by Nirvana.  But in most cases, there are things I can do to pick myself up out of whatever bluesy abyss I've fallen in:

Smile.
Just smile where you're standing.  Even if you feel dumb.

Throw your phone across the room.
This might not be the best advice unless you really, really want a broken phone.  Instead of chucking the nearest electronic device at the wall, just separate yourself from screens for a while.  If that's not an option, just close out of social media.  I don't know about y'all, but a break from Snapchat does wonders for me.

Stand in the sun.
Step outside and take a few minutes to blink in a warm patch of sunlight.

Exercise.
Move in a way that makes you feel good.  Maybe all it takes is ten jumping jacks.  When I start feeling gloomy, I like to dance to whatever songs come up when I put my iPod on shuffle.

Wash.
Wash your face with a soft cloth, not your hands.  Or take a hot shower- that sometimes does the trick for me.

Eat a piece of fresh fruit.

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I wrote this because I hope that it will help a brother/sister out.  Obviously these are not a fix-all for a serious illness, but I've found that they do the trick for a case of the blahs.  Be good to yourselves, dudes.

Savo 'lass a lalaith,

Heather <3

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