What to do when you’re having a bad day

I’m having a bit of a bad day: everything requires effort, I have a lecture in an hour, and it’s raining. So, I thought I would write you some tips on how to stay focused and happy when you are having a bad day:

Make yourself a cup of tea:

No doubt you’re probably feeling a little run down, so a cuppa will do you some good.

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Put on comfy clothes:

Tight clothes are annoying at the best of times, so when you are having a bad day, they can be distracting. Put on your sweats and your favourite tee.

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Rumbling tummies cause irritation – make yourself some lunch and sit yourself down for some Facebook browsing

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Watch a movie:

If you have the luxury of time, sit down and watch your favourite movie. Drag your duvet down from your bedroom and cozy up on the sofa.

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I hope my cheeky tips will help you have a better day! I’m off to put on my favourite leggings, grab some sweets and scroll through Facebook with a cuppa before lecture!



I Own Too Many DVDs

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I own way too many DVDs – I think it’s becoming a problem…

I’ve already loved watching movies, even from a young age (although back then it was mostly Disney and The Land Before Time). However, recently I’ve been getting more and more into TV shows.

I blame my housemate/friend Lara – she is obsessed with TV shows. She owns most of Doctor Who, all of Fringe, nearly all of Supernatural, Angel, Buffy, Lost, etc. One problem we have though is the language.

Let me explain: Lara is Italian – which means her DVD covers are in Italian. Imagine me trying to figure out which episode of Lost I’m on when it’s in a completely different language. Italian = Confused Melissa.

I am trying to learn some Italian – I even made flashcards (and bought a “Italian for Beginners” book), but I’m awful at it and Lara just spends most of her time laughing at my accent…

I won’t be getting rid of my DVDs any time soon, because they help me creatively – getting involved in a story or a plot; learning different ways to express emotions: what’s not to love.

I’ll probably end up buying more DVDs from CEX on payday *bad times*

Keeping you posted,

– 19-Year-Old Author, Mel.