Sunday, 16 November 2014


So, as Summer has turned into Autumn, and holidays have turned into doing actual work, I have noticed a lot of people's moods changing from super happy to a bit down in the dumps. I, myself, can admit to feeling a lot like Grumplestiltskin when trudging into university for an early lecture (ok...11AM) on a Monday morning. So I thought tonight, on this cold and misty Sunday evening, I would give you 5 little things that should help you feel happier.

1. A cute puppy compilation video

There are thousands of these babies on Youtube and if there is one thing guaranteed to cheer you up and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside it is videos like this one. (If you aren't a puppy fan (WEIRD) then there are also cute kitten compilations). 

2. Christmas time

The fact that it is almost CHRISTMAS should definitely turn that frown upside down. From this very moment in time, it is only 38 days 5 hours 21 minutes and 5 seconds until Christmas day (click here if you want to see how far away it is right this second). Christmas is the blimmin' best time of the year. You can forget about work for a while, stuff your face with Celebrations and mince pies, wear paper hats all day long and watch countless feel-good movies on television. That's without even thinking about presents. What's not to love?

3. Have a flick through your Facebook/phone/laptop photos. I guarantee there will be loads and loads that make you feel happy. You could maybe even try doing the current trend that has been going round on Facebook and pick out five of your favourites that make you feel good. Whether they be of your dog, you and your friends and family or a picture of a particularly impressive burger you ate last week, I am sure there will be a good few that fill you with cheer.

4. Jake Gyllenhaal (or your equivalent) exists...

HALLELUJAH! (other suggestions include David Beckham, James McAvoy, Zac Efron and Harry Styles)

5. Sing along to your favourite tune immediately. Blast it out at the top of your lungs (even if the walls in your university house are extremely thin) and act like nobody can hear you. My personal fave is Bohemian Rhapsody so if you, too, love this song I have inserted it below WITH THE LYRICS (phew, less of those embarrassing moments when you realise you don't actually have a clue what they're saying).

If none of these things have improved your mood, I reckon a good old natter with your mum or your best friends will help you on your way. And if even that doesn't work, hop into bed (it is a Sunday, after all), snuggle up, and watch a film (or the Strictly results) and wake up fresh tomorrow!

I hope you all have a fantastic week - and if you are ever feeling poop then just click back onto here and watch those squeaky little puppies again!