Monday, June 17, 2013

how to get back on your feet, the Sophisticated way

Tonight was horrible. I'm not going to lie. 
I had a pretty bad fight with my parents after I heard them saying some things I definitely did not want to hear. I was not in a good mood to begin with, so the self esteem crushing comments were less than necessary. I'm not really sure what happened, but all I know is that my mother and I are not exactly on speaking terms and I cried like a baby for most of the night.
But I got back on my feet because I am too stubborn to give in. 
Therefore, I present to you the Sophisticated way to get back on your feet after you are at a low point 

  • cry it out   It helps, I swear. Just get it out and you will feel 100x better. 
  • watch/read/listen to something you love   I have a great playlist on Spotify for this very purpose. I have those favorite stories or websites or tv shows that I always can fall back on. I love 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and Community to cheer me up. I go on Pinterest and find cool graphic designs [I am nerdy, it's whatever]. 
  • talk to your closest friends   They have the best advice and are always on your side. I have a great support group, and I love them so much for it. They really help get through bad times. 
  • organize   Maybe this is just me, but organizing gets my mind off of my own self pity and into a series of tasks. [I just sat down from cleaning my entire room]. 
  • blog about it  I mean, it's kind of obvious that that happens to be one of my coping mechanisms. 
  • sweat it out   When I get super emotional or stressed or unhappy, I run or I do yoga. It's whatever suits you, but I just funnel all of my energy into something that isn't moping around my house. 
** this list can also be used for mental breakdowns, break ups, or just bad days. 


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