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10 Ways To Stop Feeling Like Shit About Everything

Feeling shitty is frustrating as hell. You hate feeling this way, you're not interested in anything and sometimes it can last for weeks. Its not easy getting straight back to normal but there are a few ways you might be able to improve how you feel. And these are...

1. Drink Water

Dehydration can affect you more than you'd realise. The reason you feel tired and shitty might be because your body is running on empty. You need to drink at least 2 litres a day ideally but just making sure you're drinking water throughout the day. Sugar drinks won't suffice either, they're just make you thirstier. So drink up!

2. Sleep

Sometimes it's better to stay in for a weekend and try to bank some sleep. Getting up everyday for college/work then spending your time off hungover instead of actually getting some decent shut eye makes your body feel like it never gets a chance to rest. Go to bed a little earlier, you're probably not missing out on much.

3. Cut Out Fatty Foods

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There's fuck all nutrition in fatty foods so your stomach feels full but your hunger isn't actually satisfied. Your body is missing the nutrition it needs so it starts to crave food again. Get some fresh veg and meat into your diet. If you don't cook much you might find you enjoy it.

4. Shower/Bath

Sometimes you just need to relax and take some alone time. You'd be surprised how much it can bring you back to your usual self. Your body relaxes and for some reason you think better in the shower so you can clear your head.

5. Enjoy The Outdoors

Spending all of your time indoors, in the exact same space is going to get stifling and repetitive. Go take a walk outside, get some fresh air, maybe go for a proper hike. It's a good way to get a change of scenery and release some of the pent up energy you have.

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6. A Good Workout

It might be a good idea to force yourself to go to the gym, even if you don't want to. Restlessness makes you feel like you don't want to do anything, while making you need to go do something. You have too much energy so it's the perfect time to go to the gym. Working out releases feel good chemicals too so you get a little bit of euphoria from it.

7. Make Some Small Goals

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Everyone has shit on their to do list that they aren't gonna get around to. Sometimes those things to do are really big, ambitious goals that take a lot of time to accomplish, or they end result isn't going to come for a while. Make a list of small goals like clean the house, cut the grass, do two hours of study, read however many chapters. It's easy to forget that you are getting shit done, regardless of how small the task is, but they all build up.

8. Enjoy Your Time Off

Whatever you like to do, make sure you do it. If you need to take a little time off to just enjoy yourself. If you want to just sit down, read and relax then do it, albums you wanna listen to or even just catch up on sleep, make time to do it.

9. Cut Out Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant so your body is going to feel worse afterwards, even if it's just one or two. Next time your friends suggest a few quiet ones, go but don't drink, or just head home. You're gonna feel worse after even a single pint and it'll affect you the day after regardless, already starting the day off wrong. It'll make you feel better, make your wallet a little heavier and can help you shed a few pounds.

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10. Don't Worry About Feeling Shitty

Remember it is okay to feel shitty. Sometimes you just get down and that can frustrate the hell out of you. It's not your fault and it's hard to get out of that slump. Worrying about it is just gonna make you feel even worse.

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Sean Quigley

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