When Life Feels Icky


I’ve been keeping a list in my journal of my favorite things to do when I’m feeling down. I’ve come to realize that my 20’s has been an ebb and flow of emotions. Getting out of a funk doesn't take spending a ton of money or time. Getting out of a funk means making a conscious decision to move on, but to also be patient with yourself. A lot of the time, in order to feel better, I have to accomplish something no matter how big or small. This is a list of small things that you can and should do to take care of your body, soul and mind.

  1. Spend time with Jesus.

  2. Change your sheets.

  3. Unfollow people who make social media a place of comparison.

  4. Write down something you are bitter about. Rip the paper up into a million little pieces. Decide to let go of that anger.

  5. Go on a walk— even if it’s cold outside. Bundle up. Embrace the current season.

  6. Drink two full glasses of water.

  7. Wash your face. Moisturize.

  8. Dance to a 2000’s jam.

  9. Put your phone on airplane mode and read a book for a while.

  10. Buy a bouquet of flowers.

  11. Write a handwritten note to a family member. Snail mail is epic.

  12. Clean out your closet. Make a donation pile.

  13. Sit down and listen to a podcast. Be present. Don’t do anything else other than enjoy.

  14. Stretch your muscles.

  15. Give someone a compliment.

  16. Cook or bake something. Appreciate every bite.