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The Perfect Pick-Me Ups

14.4.15

I think everyone will agree that we all have days when we're feeling a bit *insert very angry word here*. They're horrible, and you never want to do anything with your life at that specific point in time. Here are some things I like to do when I'm having days like this - they're simple, but fail-proof.

1. Do some light exercise. I know this is out of some peoples' comfort zones, and was out of mine until a few months ago, but I promise, if you haul yourself out of bed, you will feel 50 times better after you've exercised. There's a beautiful park near my house and I absolutely love putting on my workout clothes ( that's another thing, invest in some exercise gear that makes you feel confident ) and going for a 20-30 minute run once around the park first thing in the morning. Not first thing, usually around 9am. If you're going to try to build up some sweat or get your heart pumping, it is SO important to eat a healthy, energising breakfast and bring some water with you. I'm not claiming to do hours of exercise every day I feel sad, but it is something I try to do, and I know it'll make me feel better when I come back from it.


2. Have a bath/shower. I don't like having baths when I'm moody, as the hot water tends to get me really hot and bothered. A shower always leaves me feeling refreshed and clean, especially if I wash my hair. I love to use a shower gel or soap that I wouldn't normally use - something that's a little fancier. We all have those products that we ration out over months, or even years.. If you're feeling particularly groggy, turn on the cold water for the last 10 seconds or so. It's not pleasant as you do it, but you'll come out feeling awake and ready to do something with your day.


3. Recently, I decided to try the diy fruity drink thing that Starbucks sell - and I LOVE it. I'll get out of the shower, put a towel around my head to dry my hair and sit with my fancy 'beverage', maybe watching some YouTube videos. Or Netflix - I recently finished ALL of Pretty Little Liars, and finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in 3 days.. So I'm re-watching 90210. Yep, re-watching as in I've seen all 5 series before.


4. Fooood. I'd love to say that I eat a big bowl of fruit or an avocado sandwich or something on these days, but the harsh reality is that I comfort eat. I'll reach for a chocolate mousse, a packet of crisps, or a cup of lemonade. On some days, I won't want to put bad foods into my body, as it will most likely make me feel worse, so lettuce and a copious amount of Caesar dressing is my saviour. I'm also obsessed with strawberries, I consume boxes at a time.


5. I love giving my skin a little pamper. It makes me feel so fresh, and kind of like a goddess to be honest. Although that's never the reality haha. I wash, cleanse and tone my face, probably with my Simple Triple Action Spotless Face Wash, First Aid Face Cleanser and Garnier Refreshing Toner, and then pop on a face mask. One of my new favourites is the Love Lettuce face mask by Lush. It has the perfect fresh scent, with hints of cucumber and mint. I feel GLOWING when I take it off. I then put on a teeny bit of my Garnier Moisture Matte.

6. Next, when my hair is dry, I've washed my face mask off and changed into something that makes me feel like a queeeen, I'll light a fresh smelling candle. One of my favourite fresh scents is Bath and Body Works's 'Eucalyptus Mint', although I love Jo Malone's 'Green Tomato Leaf', which is my 'fancy grown up' candle. I also love spritzing myself with some perfume or body spray. My two favourite body sprays are 'Aqua Kiss' by Victoria's Secret and the Satsuma Body Spray by the Body Shop.

7. Now that I'm feeling all fresh and lovely, the one thing I desperately try not to do is stay in my room. Call up your friends, go out to somewhere you've never been and have an adventure.

This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily , Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing twice a month on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and instagram hashtag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!)  Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have instagram, email rebekkarosebeautyxo@gmail.com! xxx

16 comments :

  1. I love this! The picture or you running is kinda funny haahaha

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    1. It's impossible to take an attractive picture of you running ok 😂

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  2. Great post xx do I spy 90210 in the background 😏

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    1. Yes you do! I'm re-watching all 5 series for the second time.. x

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  3. This post is AMAZING! In love with the words and the pictures! Definitely my favourite post of yours! And also, how do you look cute while running?!?!? Haha x

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    1. Thank you so much Rebekka! Trust me, it took like 5 rounds of 30 pictures.. and I still look a bit odd haha x

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  4. Hey xx I nominated you for the Lieberster Award, because I think your blog is amazing and you defo deserve more followers x Check out my blog your more information and tell me when you have posted it since I defo want to check out your answers xx Such a cute post btw xx

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    1. Thank you Ambra! I'll dm you quickly xx

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  5. This post was incredible! Obsessed with your photos! x well done girly! x

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  6. This was such an amazing post I am in love with it! Somehow you still manage to look stunning whilst running too.
    Dalal xx monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww thank you so much Dalal! xx

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  7. Great post! I love all your suggestions Edie :)
    Definitely want to try one of those Starbucks Refresher drinks.

    www.elevatorbrain.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you! They're so good x

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