Friday, 28 November 2014

How I save a bad day from ending badly

Bad days happen.

To some people, unfortunately they're very frequent, and to others they come on occasion, but regardless of when or how often they happen, they suck.

So I thought I'd share how I usually try to save a bad day from ending badly.

I like to try and find some way to be productive. Whether that means getting on with whatever work I need to do that's bringing me down, or doing a heap of reading and getting ahead. I feel good when I feel accomplished. So I generally just try and get everything on my to-do list done plus a load more.

Let's talk food/drink. Hot chocolate is a life-saver for me; like, it tastes amazing and it makes me feel warm inside (well duh), but it just makes me feel happier. I love that stuff. Sometimes I will turn to the junk food and just be like if I don't consume some form of chocolate (could be hot chocolate to be fair) right now then I will have a breakdown. But usually I just eat fruit. There's something about fruit that I just find quite comforting, so whereas a lot of people's comfort foods can often make them feel worse, mine usually picks me up. Fruit salad is good because I actually have to prepare it and I find the chopping up stuff part quite relaxing somehow.

If I've had a bad day then I will either want to be left completely alone or I'll crave company of some kind, whether that be spending time with people or just talking on the phone with my mum for a while. Unfortunately there's no in between so sometimes if I'm with people I will just have to leave and get out of wherever I am. And that's an okay thing to do. But sometimes I will want to just be with people, even if we're not talking, just because it can be quite comforting to know that there are people there.

Walking is something that always calms my mood. If I'm really stressed about something, or if I'm feeling really rubbish, the best thing for me to do is drop everything I'm doing and go for a walk for a couple of hours. Sure, when I get back everything I need to do is still there, but I feel like I'm in a much better state to put my mind to it and get it done.

To be honest, the main thing is music. If I'm sad, or in a bad mood, or just feeling down for some reason (equally if I'm happy/in a good mood/feeling good), then I will turn to music, because it is kind of the thing that holds my whole life together (sometimes I wish that was an over-exaggeration but it's just not). A lot of times I listen to songs that will make me feel worse in some way, just because it means when I stop listening I'll go back to the level of bad I was feeling before but it'll feel like it's not quite so bad. I don't know, it seems kind of dumb and backward but it just helps sometimes.

I think that's probably it to be honest.

Although also if it's your sister's birthday so you know there will be cake when you finally get home for the weekend, that'll always leave your day on a high note too (that's today for me, yay).

Is there anything you like to do when you've had a bad day? Or do you go to some of the same things as me?

Until next time.

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Friday, 21 November 2014

All the tall things

Literally why didn't I name my blog all the tall things, that would've been a genius move, I'm so stupid, damn it me, for goodness sake, really missed a trick there.


I'm really quite tall, and so I thought I'd mention some of the pros and cons (and there are quite a lot of cons). So, yeah, here are all the good and bad things that come with notable height (at least in my case).


Feeling like a bit of a superhero when someone asks you to reach something on a high shelf for them (especially when it's in a supermarket or a shop where some things really are too high)

Long legs can never really be seen as something negative despite the fact they're easier to trip over; longer strides mean you move quicker, less chance of being late

Easier to spot in a crowd so even if you can't find your friends they can probably find you

In a crowd at a gig, you've got a pretty good chance of actually being able to see

Being considered older, which is sometimes pretty useful; literally from the age of about 12/13 there were people who thought I was 18

Intimidating men that would probably intimidate you if you were shorter

Netball in school was always pretty easy with the height advantage


Long legs are probably easier to trip over just because there's more to them

Attract attention more easily ew

Actually having to mind your head when there's a 'mind your head' sign

Also always whacking your head when you stand up from your seat on a bus

Generally just whacking your head

Cute short boys sigh

Finding clothes that actually fit properly and are long enough is nearly impossible

Broad shoulders (all of the sighs)

Sometimes you might actually want to wear heels but you don't want to seem like even more of a giant

You know when people tell you you've gotten really tall since they last saw you? They do it every single time they see me and I can safely say I have not grown

Mirrors are always positioned too low down so you have to crouch to check you don't have food in your teeth

Public transport/cinema/lecture theatre etc seating - there's never enough leg room

Bending down to take a photo with friends (my best friends are both around 5'2)

Hide and seek can be really tough

Are there any other things you like/dislike about being tall? Or maybe about being short? Be sure to let me know :)

Until next time.

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