Self-Esteem Challenge: Day 4

This blog challenge was developed by betterthandarkchocolate.tumblr.com. If you missed the introduction or want to see a summary of all the questions, go here.

Day 4:
A habit you have that you like.
What do you do to feel better when you’re having a bad day?

Lots of bad habits come to mind. I like my habit of having dessert, but at the same time, I feel guilty for eating sweets so often. Plus it’s bad for my body. I asked my husband to help me on this one and all he said was “You’re not a habit driven person.” A big help he was. For lack of anything better, I’m going to say going to bed early is a habit of mine that I like. There is no down side to it. I go to bed early-ish even on the weekends. That’s one less thing I have to adjust to when transitioning from weekend to weekday. Going to bed at the same time every night is supposed to help with depression too. It also gives me enough time to get the recommended eight hours of sleep (when I actually am able to sleep).

When feeling bad, I try to remind myself of three things

  1. The past does not equate the future
  2. Failures are learning experiences
  3. I can adapt to change

Sometimes this helps me put things in perspective. I also have a list of things that usually make me feel good. It comes in handy for when I’m feeling bad and don’t know what to do. It doesn’t always work, but if I work my way through it at least I’m doing something and not wallowing.

  1. Eat cake with lots of icing
  2. Watch cute cat videos
  3. Put comfy clothes on (lululemon!)
  4. Cuddle Ewok
  5. Put some music on and sing or dance (often don’t have the energy for this one)
  6. Watch a “feel-g00d” movie (Phantom of the Opera, Pride and Prejudice, Memoirs of a Geisha, Definitely Maybe, etc.)music of the night
  7. Get hugs
  8. Find some company
  9. Think of things to be thankful for
  10. Drink something warm
  11. Call someone (this one is usually really hard to do, I often skip it)
  12. Doodle anything
  13. Look up positive or motivational quotes
  14. Bake dessert
  15. Sleep
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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hayley
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 12:02:24

    Great list! Going to bed early is a great habit! =) Take care x

    Reply

  2. NotAPunkRocker
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 13:11:11

    I may need to steal some ideas from your bad day list.

    Reply

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