Scree captures from the movie Legally Blonde
You know those days when all seems to go wrong, you get discouraged -even question yourself a little- and you are just in one of those moods that you can't shake off? Or even those days when you get the "mean reds", as Holly would say. Well, I was having one of those bad days today so I thought I'd share a couple of things that cheer me up. Maybe they'll help you on your bad days too.
Clean up your workspace:
After indulging the grumps for a while I started thinking what were a few things I could do right now to perk myself up. Looking around, I immediately knew what I had to do. Clean up my little studio, of course! I have been keeping my self so busy lately with things like making my jacket and lots of illustrations that I never made some time to tidy up. I am one of those people who simply cannot function in a messy, cluttered and dirty environment.
Watch a fun comedy with a strong leading lady and an uplifting message:
The second pick-me-up was a no-brainer: watching Legally Blonde. So, I popped in the movie and started cleaning up. This movie is a gem and never fails to cheer me up. It's sweet, funny and has a great message. A must have in any emergency kit, in my opinion. Elle's "watch me while I kick butt" attitude is great. It's a film that reminds you to believe in yourself and that you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it. Plus, the movie is so bubbly that the opening credits are filled with heart-dotted i's!
Most of the problems that were bugging me in the first place might still be at my doorstep, and I might not be able to do much about those but, refreshing my mind and my attitude with little things like these helps more than you'd think. I see these little pick-me-ups as the stepping stones towards that positive attitude that gets buried under the mean grumps. They also offer a freshening up of the mind after too much thinking.
Sometimes - like in the climax of a movie - you hit a wall, you let yourself dwell on it for a bit and then you dust yourself off and get yourself back up again stronger than before.
And when all else fails, go listen to this that my sister sent me. Sorry, blame the child within me.
What are some of your fail proof pick-me-ups?