I can't be the only one having multiple 'meh' days in a month. Lately, I have been having more 'meh' days than 'yay' days. A lot is going on in the world right now but even without that life can just be rough sometimes. Even the silliest things can make a normal day turn 'meh'. I think the biggest culprit here for me is hormones and lack of sleep. But whatever the case, 'meh' days happen to us all. 

How To Deal With 'Meh' Days

How to deal with 'meh' days?

Learn to accept it first

Well, having a rough day is normal. Everybody has their own rough days. They're bound to happen. So I would appreciate it if you could stop beating on yourself for not having everything figured out yet. Understand that not every day is an easy one. It's okay if you're not hitting any of those checkboxes on your planner today. Life's messy, we're all human and human doesn't need perfect-everything at every time.

Go for a morning/evening walk

Our body needs to soak up some sunshine as (moderate) exposure to the sunlight boosts the happiness hormones (serotonin) in our body. It really helps improve the mood and makes you calmer. The sun + the fresh air is my favorite combo to shake off those 'meh' in me. 

Organize your space

I feel more 'meh' when things are messy so spending some time to declutter, re-organize my vanity, do some cleaning, and folding clothes will lift my mood a little bit. So if you're into organizing and cleaning, definitely give this one a go during your 'meh' days.

Listen to upbeat music and dance!

Sometimes all you need is a good song and a little shake to turn your mood around. I can't really recommend anything to you because you have your own preference, right? But any song that picks you up, gives your energy, and makes you feel the best version of yourself is good enough. Judge me all you want but I listen to a lot of One Direction when I am having a rough day because they have a lot of positive vibes in their music and I personally feel appreciated while listening to most of their songs. 

Practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude is not easy especially when our mind is trained to focus a lot on the negatives. I have a gratitude log in my bullet journal but when I am having a major 'meh' day, I have a special notebook to jot down all the things I am grateful for in my life. This method can go a long way, guys.

Declutter on social media

As much as cleaning your real space, your virtual space needs a declutter as well. Recently, I took the opportunity to do a huge cleanup on my Instagram; I re-organized my Instagram story highlights, made use of the Close Friends list feature, and removed inactive followers/ dead Instagram accounts. It sure did take up a lot of time but you're all alone anyway, so...

Have a 'me' time

Speaking of alone, I think it's healthy to have some time to be alone and just appreciate one's own company. To be around people all the time can be overwhelming so having your own space and time to yourself would be precious. Go watch your favorite tv show,  drink a cup of tea, put on a sheet mask, experiment with a new makeup look, read a book, or just chilling around with your thoughts.

Call/facetime your homies!

I have a very small group of friend and the friends that I open up to is even smaller but I trust them and treasure them a lot. Catching up with them is always a fun time and it cheers me up hearing them talk about their life. I will let them know when I am having a rough day. It's always great to have a place to vent to, you know what I mean?

Exercise

This is a no-brainer because exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. So I recently joined the Blogilates #1000AbChallenge and I am on day 4 today. I love challenges like this because it keeps me going and excited to complete a challenge. I did a pretty similar challenge 2 years ago and it went so well. If you're a slacker (like me) when it comes to exercising, I would say try something like this. It's super fun!

Take a nap

When all else fails, take a nap, so they say. Let the body have a rest and 'reset' moment. 

I hope you feel better! What's your favourite method to deal with 'meh' days?