5 Ways To Feel Happier

Look Through Old Photos 

I’m always that girl with a camera taking photos of everything. This is mainly because I have the world’s most selective memory, so if there isn’t a photo, I probably don’t remember it happened. I have so many photos that are special to me and remind me of an amazing time or period of my life. It’s a way of reminding yourself that “you do have an awesome life” and “you’re not a miserable loser all of the time“. Whenever you feel sad flick through old photos, print them, frame them or put them on your wall. Recently I ordered some Instagram prints and made a Nouvelle DIY for my room and it looked so pretty.

Get Organised 

A lot of the time sadness is brought on from feeling like things are out of your control. Life moves fast and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be a way to please yourself and everyone around you. Being organised is essential to maintaining a positive frame of mind and “I can do this” outlook. I’m one of those people who has to constantly be doing things, achieving things, and keeping busy. But conflictingly I don’t deal well with stress at all. Try to plan or start things as far ahead as possible to avoid stress. Every Sunday night I plan out my week so that I have a clear list of things in my head that I need to achieve. Waking up early always makes me feel more productive, too. I actually find that getting up rather than sleeping in that extra 20 minutes gives you more time to get ready so that your day isn’t rushed and stressful before it has even started. Write out a daily schedule so that you know what you’re doing and can avoid feeling that you’ve wasted time. Keep a notebook, write to-do lists, put alerts on your phone. All of these things make me feel more positive.

Make healthy food 

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I’m big on the healthy food fad at the minute. Now I’m not going to preach to you all about veganism and its morals, as being honest with you I don’t by any means eat a vegan diet 100% of the time. Whatever is your idea of “healthy”, make it. My go-to comfort food right now is a raw vegan chocolate mousse. All you need is raw cacao powder, almond milk, medjool dates, avocado, banana and syrup and you have the most delicious, 100% healthy pick me up treat. These types of options are amazingly good for you, take no time to make and totally guilt free. But if that’s not your thing, make something healthy that you love. It always makes me feel so much happier than ordering a takeaway as I know that I’ve nourished my body and taken in something that is actually going to improve how I feel. I’ll probably be writing a blog post about the change I’ve made in my diet, so if you’re interested, stay posted!

Pamper / Bubble Bath
What kind of beauty blogger would I be if this wasn’t on my list? If there is anything better than finishing your night off with a Lush bath bomb, deep conditioning treatment and a face mask then I haven’t found it yet. Taking time out from the world is so important. I love giving my mind some quiet time just to relax and do nothing every now and again.

Rearrange or Tidy Your Room 
“Your room is not a prison, you are” is a Sylvia Plath quote that rings true. Reorganising your room is so refreshing and gives you that feeling of organisation and control which is amazing for bring yourself out of a low mood. Tidying and cleaning can be therapeutic, making a space you can focus, relax and feel happy in is so important. I’m always move things around in my room every month to change things up!

What do you do when you’re feeling low? Did you like this post? 

Lydia Rose,




  1. March 2, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Great post! I definitely agree about the photos, now I just need to lose the feeling of shame whenever I break out my big DSLR!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

  2. March 2, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    So so so true! As geeky as this sounds, I always find hoovering my room the most therapeutic! Either that or a quick workout followed by a nice hot shower always does the trick. Very envious of your crystal collection!
    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  3. March 2, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Oh god a Lush bath makes me feel so happy and relaxed! It's become sort of my Sunday night ritual


  4. March 2, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    I love reading posts like these. I totally agree with all your points!
    At the end of the day, you can't be happy all of the time, and if all else fails you can just eat chocolate lol xx


  5. March 2, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Great post, I've been feeling down in the dumps lately and today I tidied my room, got dressed, put on some make up and went out. I feel 100% better!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  6. March 2, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Full adoration

  7. March 2, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    I love this post. "… if there isn't a photo, I probably don't remember it happened." made me laugh because it's so me – I know that people make fun of people who takes photos of every little thing, but I love looking through old photos and remembering days out with friends that I never would have remembered otherwise. I also think getting organised is such a simple way to boost your mood – even something little like arranging my wardrobe can make such a positive difference.


    p.s. I'm definitely going to follow your Instagram now – I'm always looking for meat-free recipe inspiration!

  8. March 2, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    loved this post! organising is a great way to feel happier and have a clearer mind xxxx

  9. March 3, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    what a lovely post, keep spreading the positivity! 😀 x


  10. March 10, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    This is such a great post 🙂 I love that you're promoting positivity and happiness here 🙂
    Keep in touch sweetie! Following you now and I hope you're keeping happy 😀
    http://www.lanouvellenoire.com xxx

  11. March 10, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Great post, I always do the same on a Sunday to and plan my week! Live by my diary 🙂


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