Cheer Up: 3 Cures for the Mid-Week Blues

Cheer Up: 3 Cures for the Mid-Week Blues
Wednesdays are probably the hardest days of the week. In my opinion, Mondays and Tuesdays represent fresh beginnings and provide motivation for the week to come. Thursdays and Fridays are great because they are the home stretch to the weekend. But somehow, Wednesdays just get lumped right in the middle. I know how hard it can be to stay motivated and positive on these mid-week “hump days.” So, I decided that today I would give you a few tools to lift your spirits when you are in need of a mood boost.

Check out my three cures for the mid-week blues below…

  1. Learn something new. 
    I have always heard that if you are having a bad day, the best way to turn it around is to learn something new. Whether this means sinking your teeth into a really great book, starting a journal of your thoughts, or cooking up a new recipe—trying something new will get your mind off of whatever is eating at you. It’s common sense: If you start doing something else, you won’t focus on your bad day anymore.
  2. Count your blessings. 
    While it might sound a bit cliché, one of the best ways to come to terms with reality when you’re feeling down is counting your blessings. It only takes a minute to pause and reflect on how much we all have to be happy about. If you’re having a down day, try changing your mindset to think about someone less fortunate than yourself. Or, call up a friend who might be going through a major life struggle. Thinking about how lucky you are and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes is sure to leave you in a much better mood.
  3. Eat well and exercise. 
    So many foods have mood-boosting properties. According to Woman’s Day, leafy greens like spinach can increase blood flow to your brain and help you recall information (great for one of those sluggish Wednesdays in the office). Also, foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon are known to help calm nerves and minimize anxiety, according to Livestrong. If you really want to cure your mid-week blues, head to the gym. Working out releases endorphins in your brain, which will leave you with a calmer, happier state of mind.

How do you turn your mood around on a bad day?

Share your tips in the comments below and be happy.

XO Lauren

Photo: Instagram: @laurenconrad
Sources: Women’s Day, Livestrong
Categories: Grow, Lauren Conrad
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  • Valeria Alvarez

    OOhhhh yes today`s morning was terrible for me, I just wanna stay in bed and not came to work, but… I have to :p have a great day everyone!!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

  • Rachel

    ugh Wednesday! Good tips!

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

  • suzanne

    I always get a lot of energy from writing something on my blog! I also love taking a long bath and relax. This gives me enough energy for the rest of the week :)
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

  • suzanne

    I always get a lot of energy from writing something on my blog! I also love taking a long bath and relax. This gives me enough energy for the rest of the week :)
    xoxo
    Suzanne from http://www.writtenbysuzanne.com

  • Katelin Absher

    I just make sure to count my blessings whenever I feel the low of a bad day and then try and create something fun with fashion and beauty on my blog!! :)

    http://www.katelinkonfidential.blogspot.com

  • Lisa

    Good ideas! I always work out when I have bad days. The harder and longer I run the better I feel after!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life’s Lemons

  • Lisa

    Good Ideas! I always work out when I’m having a bad day. The harder and longer I run the better I feel afterward.

  • aviana wyall

    I enjoy music. Turn up one of your favorite classic songs and enjoy it… whether your in the car or in your room before you head out. Just blare your favorite song :D

  • Kelly

    I have a park right by my house, so when I have a bad day, I take my two Labradors on a nice long walk to clear my head and enjoy the weather. It is very calming and allows me to enjoy time with my doggies :)

  • Sung-Yeh Nordquist

    I just try to do things that make me happy like baking, reading, listening to my favorite tunes or watching an awesome movie! :-)

  • Ashlee

    I’m defiantly going to try all these things :)

  • Hannah Johnson

    Going for a run always helps me feel fresh and energetic. I also find that talking a style risk and wearing something new helps me feel confident and upbeat!

  • Ashley

    I’d agree with you about Wednesday’s being rough normally, but not this week! I’ve been sick and today I’m finally back to feeling like myself :) Great pick-me-ups nonetheless!! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • Kristen Moreno

    I like to do something creative to cheer me up!

    Like posting on my beauty review instagram account: YourBeautyFix

    Check it out ladies! :)

  • Sofia Alleyne

    I also defiantly going to try all these things…!!
    http://www.discountpleasurecentre.com.au

  • Belle

    I love to schedule my date night with my husband or a family night out to include my son on Wednesdays. It gives me a reason to be excited about mid week Wednesdays.

  • Renuka

    #2 works every time! gratitude has always been the most efficient way to replace negativity for me.

    my blog is filled with optimism if anyone ever needs a dose :)

    http://www.pocketfulofperspective.tumblr.com

  • Meghan Silva

    I have to agree when I am positive and grateful the day gets better , that’s actually tomorrows post .

    http://www.meghansilva.blogspot.com

  • Mawii Armengol

    MUSIC !

  • Taylor Bonar

    The exact post I needed to see today! I definitely had the midweek blues!! Thanks!

  • Crzll

    They all sound very helpful. Thank you for the advice!
    I think what works for me most and that’s fun is learning something new. I love arts and crafts and I’ve been told that I’m a great baker.
    But I think you, and a lot of other girls out there can agree that pampering yourself, even if its just applying a face mask and watching a good chick film is just as relaxing and can definitely brighten up what seems like a long week.

  • Crzll

    They all sound very helpful. Thank you for the advice!
    I think what works for me most and that’s fun is learning something new. I love arts and crafts and I’ve been told that I’m a great baker; I can never pass up an offer to learn a new recipe or a DIY project.
    But I think you, and a lot of other girls out there can agree that pampering yourself, even if it is just applying a face mask and watching a good chick film is just as relaxing and can definitely brighten up what seems like a long week.

  • Deanne Castro

    This is all very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    Need more fashion and beauty tips? Check out my blog: http://myfashavenue.com/ Today’s post: hr2 Vaughan Mills Store Launch

    Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/myfashavenue & Instagram @MyFash Avenue

    xo
    Deanne

  • Kristen Moreno

    i agree, we should always count our blessings!

    Hey Guys, check out my Beauty Review Accounts:

    Instagram: YourBeautyFix
    Blog: http://yourbeautyfixreviews.blogspot.com/

  • NidLid

    Love these tips! They’re so helpful!

    And I would love it if you guys took a look at my fashion/beauty blog! :)
    http://www.infinitefashion27.blogspot.ca

  • Mary Mary

    Love the site = classy and perfect

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