It’s kind of like a hype playlist, but instead of hyping you up, it forces you to get out of bed and fucking deal with it. They don’t have to be happy songs; they can be the most depressing songs you’ve ever heard. All that really matters is how they can help you.
I’ve been having a particularly stressful and tiresome week, so bear with me. Okay, so throughout the week, I’ve basically had a routine to cheer myself up for when it got especially bad, so I’ll go over that. I made a sort of in-my-head list of things to do and if one thing didn’t work, I’d move onto the next one. Here it is.
- Listen to Cake (The band of course. Comfort food is a slippery slope, my friends.), particularly ‘Italian Leather Sofa’ and their cover of ‘I Will Survive’. This one’s good for when you’re in public, unless you plan to sing along to it. I’m not here to judge.
- Read a book. My personal favourite for the purposes of cheerification is Paper Towns by John Green. I leant the book out to most of my classmates, so I could quote it with them. It’s the anti buzz-kill.
- ‘Harry Potter and the Jealous Husband’. It ships Harry and Voldemort. Enough said.
- Seek the company of a friend. Now, I don’t usually like to see anyone when I’m upset, but desperate times call for desperate measures and the right person can almost always cheer you up.
- Lastly, go for a walk. I had to resort to this, this afternoon when I had printer troubles with my home ec assignment. I haven’t been for a voluntary walk in two years and I deeply regret that. I was on the verge of tears when I left, but after a few minutes, I was fine. I have a reputation of laziness to uphold, so mum’s the word.
I hope this was of help to someone. I just realised I forgot to put on sunscreen. Drat!
saunterdown asked: I've fallen in love with this. All of these things make me happy as well.