My Plan For Recovering From A Bad Day

Posted October 23, 2019 by Fictional Fox in Personal / 1 Comment

Today is Wednesday. Apparently Wednesday is cursed because the last two have been super rough. Today involved crying in a changing room at work. Crying in front of people is not fun.

Luckily Iโ€™m off work tomorrow so I have some time to concentrate on myself and recover before I go back to work on Friday ๐Ÿ˜‚.

These are my plans for winding down tomorrow:

Spend time with my puppy

My dog is my happy place. Iโ€™m going to take her for a nice long walk tomorrow and generally make a big fuss of her. Being around my pup always helps me feel stronger. She’s also really good at giving you kisses when you need them most. I am sure my dog is secretly a unicorn.

Read one of my favourite novels

What I need is a comfort read- something known and familiar to enjoy. I could even just flick between my favourite scenes. Maybe Conrad’s Fate by Diana Wynne Jones, or The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.

I might listen to an audiobook as well. Having stories read to me has always been a comforting and calming.

Watch a Disney movie

Some house of mouse magic would do me good. I’m thinking Hercules or Monsters Inc. (maybe both?).

Eat chocolate

Just because. I particularly love the big bars of white Cadbury chocolate.

Nestle in my teddy bedding

Iโ€™m getting a teddy bedding set delivered tomorrow. I canโ€™t wait to get it on my bed so I can snuggle in it. I think my dog might get in and never come out, it will be that cosy.

Pamper myself

I’m thinking a nice, long shower. I’ll use a hair mask and I’ll straighten my hair after I’ve blow-dried it.

Taking some quality time to take care of myself helps settle my mind. If I can properly refresh myself before going to work on Friday it will help me face the day.


I think the best way to recharge my batteries is to get some good quality sleep. I’m thinking that I can stick a film on, climb into my teddy bedding, snuggle my dog, and drift off to sleep. That would be my optimum afternoon activities of choice.

What do you recommend as good ways of winding down after a hard day?

Lauren x

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