6 Ways to Colour the Blues Away
You wake up to a long-awaited Saturday morning wanting to feel enthusiastic about a glorious holiday, but instead, you find yourself reluctant to merely get out of bed. Must be fatigue, or perhaps pressure of the coming week seeping in before its time. Whatever the reason, don’t waste your wonderful weekend brooding in bed! Here is a palette of vibrant colours to brighten your gloomy perspective with!
1) Listen to Music
As ironic as it sounds, Science has proven that listening to sad music with lyrics that you identify with, or associate with a memory, helps to alleviate distress. Next time you feel down, try a downer by your favorite singer; it may uplift your spirits to realize that you’re not the only one trying to get through a low ebb.
2) Have a Cup of your Favourite Hot Beverage
Hot Chocolate is truly the remedy for any emotional malady! The warmth of this luscious drink of cocoa, its soothing chocolatey scent and of course, the proven ability of chocolate to stimulate the release of endorphins, makes it the perfect mood-elevator. On the other hand, if you’re one of those who blatantly dislike chocolate, then it is suggested that you seek refuge in a hot cup of natural tea, like Peppermint or Chamomile. These aromatic infusions with natural muscle relaxants are bound to compose your troubled physiology and boost your morale.
3) Look at the ‘Lighter’ Side with Humour!
Sift through the dusty stack of DVDs piled up next to the TV and pull out the funniest of the lot to binge-watch! If the internet is your go-to for audio-visual entertainment, treat yourself to marathons of the Ellen Show till you feel pumped enough to face the day. An hour-long surf online allows one to realize that there is no end to stupidity, the source of much hilarity, ranging from laughing infants to singing dogs!
4) Call a Friend
If you need company in your distress, ring up a buddy, either for a casual chit-chat, or to head out for grub and beer. Close friends can instinctively sniff out the reek of an off-day and come to your rescue with solutions for the same, be it gossip, cricket or simply watching a TV show with you!
5) Dive into your Hobby
Immerse yourself in your passion, be it dancing, singing, painting or reading. Let your spirit delve into what you love, to bring out the light of joy within you. Shut out all other distractions and energize your soul with a bout of fervour.
Put on those shoes and go for a jog in the park or sweat it out in that swimsuit! Nothing spells high energy and positivity like an hour of exercise. The endorphins sent streaming through your blood invigorates your exhausted mind and body, and keeps you alert and active for the rest of the day, keeping the blues at bay!
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