This is almost guaranteed to give me a little lift, assuming I can occupy the kids with the ipad or Mr Tumble for long enough for me to drink it!
2) A smile from your toddler.
Seriously, this can make a world of difference.
3) A huge hug from your child.
There’s nothing like a good squeeze from a little one when you’re having a hard day.
4) Something cheesy or non-taxing on the tv.
If I can get away with it during the day, I’ll put on something for me on the tv. Something really cheesy or a program that doesn’t require much brain-power but will make me laugh. Friends repeats are always a winner for me! Which leads me to number 5.
5) Watching old Friends bloopers on youtube.
Seriously. If you’re having a rough day and need a giggle, go straight to youtube and watch a few outtake videos. You’ll feel much better!
6) Browsing the ‘humour’ category on Pinterest.
There is always something on here that will bring a smile to my face. Normally I end up laughing at a collection of the best posts from Tumblr or a ‘damn you autocorrect’ post.
7) A shower in peace.
If I can swing this it always makes me feel better.
8) Embracing the constant noise by turning some music up loud and having a little dance.
Sometimes when you’re home with children the constant noise and commotion can get a bit much. And sometimes the best thing you can do is surrender to it. Stick some music on, turn it up as loud as you dare and dance like crazy.
One thing that really adds to my bad mood at times is when the house is a state and I can’t see where to start. If I can just get one flat surface clear, or even one seat in the living room cleared of ‘stuff’ then I begin to feel a bit better.
What would you add to my list? What makes you feel a bit brighter on a hard day?