Ways to feel better when everything sucks

  • Put on loud, questionable music and dance like a crazy person. I recommend your guilty pleasure songs (hello “Beating Heart Baby”, “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”).
  • If you play an instrument, get it out and play everything you know how to. Loudly.
  • If playing an instrument isn’t your thing, sing said guilty pleasure songs. Loudly.
  • Seriously, loud music solves most problems.
  • If you have to be quiet, put headphones on and lip sync. “Hall Of Fame” is amazing for this.
  • Listen to these happy songs
  • Talk to people you actually like.
  • Indulge in something you don’t often give yourself time for.
  • Writing is very therapeutic, even if you’re terrible.
  • Clean your room. Or any room. Or just a space. Anything manageable that then makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something.
  • Write a manageable to-do list, with things like: “Have shower | Wash hair | Get dressed.” Little tasks are less overwhelming.
  • Have a hot shower.
  • Make a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/indulgent hot drink.
  • Do nothing for a while. The world won’t end if you take a time out. Sometimes all you need to calm your head is just to stop and breathe.

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