Tips for getting through a baddie

Here are some of my tips for what to do on the bad days.

Write it out. Whether it's anger or sadness, or just plain bitchiness, write out what is bothering you. If you don't know why you are feeling down write out the nonsense and thoughts that are floating around in your head or how you are feeling physically. This really helps you get a more clear picture of what is going on. You can keep, throw away, burn, or hide the paper when you are done. Each way of holding onto or getting rid of the paper has a meaning so do as you see fit and what feels best.

Talk to someone you trust about what is going on. Whether it is a family member, friend, lover, crisis hotline, or doctor/therapist, let someone know you are struggling, even if it is just a one day of sadness that you know will pass, still tell someone. No one likes being sad alone and it's great to get support. It also adds to your level of openness with others which helps build a closer relationship. You can even write down or tell the person you choose to speak with what they can do to help support you.

Go outside if you can. This time around I have so little energy with my mood swing I can hardly walk or stand, but I still have the curtains open so I can see the deep blue sky and trees. The weather and nature has a powerful connection to our emotions, so experience it!

snuggle something, or some critter, or someone. Whether it's a cozy blanket, pillow, cat, dog, or loved one-- hold onto something and hold it close for  a bit. Feel connected to something that is soft and comfortable.

If you can manage, do something you enjoy that is creative. Prove to yourself that you can make something good. Write a little poem, arrange some flowers, make the best cup of iced coffee ever, paint or draw.

This is an annoying one, but avoid alcohol at all costs. Sometimes it takes the edge off, but other times it just makes things worse so when the baddies are here, say no to booze.

If you are like me and you crave sweets when you are depressed make them instead of eating something pre-made. This gets you moving, gets you creating, and we all know it tastes so much better and is so much more satisfying when you know you made it. Plus, there is an end to the supply so you aren't tempted to keep running to the store for Snicker's bars. ;)

Write yourself an encouraging note. One site I love is Future Me you can write yourself a note and set it to send at any date in the future. What about a note guessing where you will be in two years? Or some inspiring quotes you would like to read again in six months? Regardless of how or where you write it, write something down. Type out a song lyric in a favorite font, or just write out "keep going" on a post-it. Words are powerful little things and we really should use them to our full advantage.

Another site I love to get lost on when I am blue is Letters of Note, it's full of encouraging/funny/tragic/quirky letters from famous people. Bookmark the ones that make you laugh or encourage you, or even the ones that make you want to cry.

Remember it's okay to cry. This one is hard for me and I bet many of us. But it's okay to let your emotions out, even in public, even in front of a friend, even alone in the shower, even with a mouthful of chocolate, it's ok to let it go.

x, C


  1. I like this.
    I know it's going to be a post I definitely come back to.

  2. Great advice. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Love this post. It is full of great advice. I hope your day got better. <3

  4. PS...that paper in the first picture = UBER! haha.


    ALSO: I wanted to personally invite you to participate in The Womanifesto Challenge link-up... I would love to read yours:)



    1. I have read the womanifesto on Amy Morby's blog and I loved it! So inspiring. Thanks for inviting me to take part, I will definitely do that and hop over to your blog to read yours!

      Thanks dear!


  6. I'm glad you all liked this. It really helped me to write it out and remember the things I need to do on bad days. :)


I adore your notes! Please don't be shy! :)