7 instant pick me ups


I’m sick. My nose is full of snot. My face is throbbing. My eyes are watering. My voice has disappeared.

I need this head cold to pack it’s bags and depart my head. Pronto.

I’d love to be at home right now on the couch with my trackies on, watching trashy TV and sipping on a cuppa of tea but for reasons unbeknown to me, I’m forcing myself to go to the office and suffer. Oh yeah, I’m an idiot! 

Yesterday I was thinking about instant pick me ups. You know, the little things that cheer you up when you’re feeling a bit down and out. Here is what I wrote down:

1. Have a ‘me’ day

This is by far my most favourite thing to do. An entire day to yourself to read a book, stay in bed, get my nails done, head to the beach, go shopping. Just do whatever makes you happy.

2. Flowers

Don’t wait for someone else to buy you flowers. Treat yourself. Fresh cut flowers are a cheap and quick way to add a smile to that gorgeous face of yours!

3. Pamper yourself

Facial, pedicure, massage, haircut …. whatever makes you giddy. Go and do it!

4. Hit the pavement

When I’m sick or sad, exercise is the last thing I want to do. But we all know the benefits of whacking on some runners and hitting the pavement. Fresh air is the shit and will release some lovely endorphins to make you feel a tad better.

5. Cuddle a dog

I could have the shittiest day in existence and it’s all forgotten the minute I walk in my front door and see my furry boys Sonny & Benji. Sonny runs down the hallway to grab his favourite toy and show me and Benji just nudges my ankles lovingly. I guarantee stress levels return to zero when pets are around to cuddle and play with.

6. Visit the ocean

If you live near a beach, go and dip your feet in the water after work. There is something soothing & magical about salt water, sand and a light breeze caressing you.

7. Indulge in ice cream

I keep a box of mini Magnums in the freezer just in case. Indulge in your favourite comfort food and enjoy every mouthful. It’s medicine for the soul.


What is your go-to pick me up? What can you add to this list? I’d love to hear it. sig1




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