Ducky darling logo
Lifestyle, Fashion & Travel Online Magazine by Laura


Banish the Blues

You know those days... when you feel like nothing is going your way and you don't even want to get out of bed? Well, these are my tried and tested techniques, which always help to lift my mood when I'm just having one of those days.

A giant tub of Ben & Jerry's with a side order of a good rom com
I find that the old cheesy scene - of two friends digging into a tub of ice-cream and watching a good movie - really does work in real life. 

It's good to cry
I don't view crying as a bad thing. It's a great way to release your emotions and afterwards, you always feel a lot better and can think more clearly.

Laugh it off
I don't like to take myself too seriously, so when something bad happens to me, I like to try and find the humor in it. This is also a great way to help process what has happened and move forward. Try looking at your life like it is an American sitcom, as opposed to a drama.

Dance around the house to your favourite happy song
My preferred choice is Shake It Off  by Taylor Swift. A happy song will always bring a smile to your face and going a little crazy with your dance moves is a great release.

Pick up a self help book
One of those really deep and overly dramatic ones. I love to laugh at some of the deep, dramatic quotes in them. It makes me realise how silly I sound when I'm being really negative.

You are not alone
Remember that everyone has their problems. No one has completely got their act together at one time, it just makes us human.

Pray, write a journal... or both
Both of these are great for helping you to work through your thoughts. You don't have to be religious to pray. Sometimes it's just nice to talk through everything without someone else's judgment or views on the situation.

It always works out in the end
It may take a long time, and may not be in the way you expected, but eventually everything will work itself out and you will be okay.

This is always a good one. I don't know about you, but everything always seems a lot clearer when I've had a good nights sleep.

Just keep going
That's all anyone can do...

What I Wore

Shirt: Zara
Boots: Zara
Dress: Dillards

What are your go to techniques when you have the blues? I'd love to hear from you in the comment section bellow.

Related Reads

The Wild Side | Country Club | Road Trip