5 Tips to get you through your Not-So-Happy Days

by Nina Christopoulou

The stress of student life can get a little bit overwhelming, as you ease your way into adulthood. When you get that under-the-weather feeling, remember our tips and find the tip that works for you, to get you through your not-so-happy days!

1. Exercise

The beneficial effects of exercise have been widely researched, that’s very well known. What may be less known is the fact that even a 7-minute workout can do wonders for your mood! So whenever you feel a little blue, put your running shoes on or simply do a couple of jumping jacks!

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2. Plan a trip

No, no, we don’t actually mean book it. But in that case when you catch yourself not-so-happy as per usual, a little daydreaming does the trick. Have a look into flights, think about your dream destination and let your imagination run free. That’s one little hack that is bound to put a smile on your face!

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3. Do a good deed

The feeling that you get when doing a good deed is definitely unbeatable. So that moment that your not-so-happy day comes knocking on your door, cook for two and take the warm meal to someone in need. Or roam through your closet and find a couple of t-shirts that even you forgot you had and give them away. Any little thing will really help you realise that it’s important to count your blessings.

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4. Chocolate – the darker the better

Chocolate is a scientifically proven mood enhancer, and dark chocolate is even more so than your average milk chocolate bars. Treat yourself to a pretty low-cal dark chocolate bar and you will feel the difference!

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5. Do your very own dance party

Not sure you feel like getting out of bed? Put on that one childhood favourite party song (we all have one, let’s face it!) and do your very own dance party. You will feel energised instantly, and catch yourself smiling after the song is over!

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