22 Things To Cheer You Up After A Bad Week

What. A. Week. It’s been one of those weeks where I just haven’t known if I’m coming or going. It’s been emotional. It’s been busy. It’s been stressful. It’s been exhausting. It’s been a bad week!

But I’ve made it. It’s Friday night and the working week is finally over. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry (and to be honest, I don’t really have the energy for either), but I’ve made it.

I’m sure we all have days / weeks like this, so I’ve compiled a list of things to do when you’re week is, quite frankly, crap!

22 Things To Cheer You Up After A Bad Week

  1. Get into your pyjamas (the fluffier the better)

  2. Tuck into a tub of your favourite ice cream (mine is Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food)

  3. Settle yourself on the sofa and immerse yourself in some no-brain-TV

  4. Make yourself a luxuriously indulgent hot chocolate – yes marshmallows and squirty cream are an absolute must!

  5. Cuddles with my kids never fail to cheer me up!

  6. I’ve always loved having my hair brushed or stroked (I think my mummy used to stroke my hair when I was a little girl)

bad day hair brushed

You just can’t beat having someone else brush your hair!

  1. Move your phone and laptop into another room and then close the door on them
  2. Have a glass of wine (I’m a rosé girl myself)

  3. Cuddle up with a hot water bottle

  4. Play your mood out on the piano, or listen to some music

  5. Sit at the window and watch the world go by

  6. Drag your duvet down from upstairs and cocoon yourself on the sofa

  7. Go out for a no-destination car journey

  8. Pour yourself a glass of milk

  9. Give yourself permission to have an early night

  10. Take a hot bath – definitely bubbles and candles recommended

bad week bubble bath

A bubble bath always helps to relax me

  1. Pull your hair bobbles out and take your make up off
  2. Phone your mum / best friend and have a good, long natter

  3. Do some colouring in

  4. Have a look through some old photographs

  5. Plan a treat trip to look forward to

  6. Lie on the floor in the garden and look at the stars


That’s my list. Are there any on the list that you like to do? Have you got any others to add?

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  1. 8
    Squirmy Popple

    I’m with you on the Phish Food – I have a half-eaten tub in my fridge, ready for me when I have one of those difficult days! I’m also a big fan of putting the devices away and just watching stupid TV on the couch. #DreamTeam

  2. 9

    aww sorry to hear you had such a week! Love your make you feel better tips. Love the piano for mood sorting and love sitting at the window watching the world go by – always helps put things into perspective somehow. Oh and yes to the fluffy pyjamas, hot chocolate, rose and cuddles with the children! Here’s to a better week xx #DreamTeam

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    Janine (Unhinged Mummy)

    I do all of these when I’ve had a bad week except the colouring in. I don’t have the energy for that. If it’s been a very very bad week I find that copious amounts vodka helps.


  4. 13

    23 BRA OFF! 😉
    Ah I felt relaxed just reading this! So many simple indulgent things which when you can’t get out (and you’re too knackered anyway) make you feel soooo good. A takeway is always a fave of mine too. No cooking or washing up – heaven.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #coolmumclub

  5. 21
    Lins @ Boo & Maddie

    Yes to all of these! In fact a Hell Yes! Although in the absence of children I get cuddles from my furbabies instead 🙂 I’m sorry to hear you had a bad week and hopefully some of those did the trick in making you feel a little better X #PoCoLo

  6. 27

    Lovely post – sometimes it feels like bad weeks come more and more frequently! I love Friday nights knowing it is the weekend and my little family is reunited. This always cheers me up! #marvmondays

  7. 29

    Yes to bubble baths, pj’s and hot chocolate! I also love to just sit and read in my comfy chair if I need some chill time. Like the idea of lying in the garden looking at stars 🙂 hope you have had a better week thus week xx #coolmumclub

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      Lucy At Home

      Thank you, Wendy. I love looking at the stars – gives me a bit of perspective that there is a lot more going on in the world than just my little week (although at the moment I’d probably get covered in mud if I tried it! Haha).

  8. 33
    Rhyming with Wine

    Yes to so many of these! Duvet cocoon and ice cream plus no brain TV are my guilty pleasures. Great tip with your number 7! I need to do this more often. I also quite fancy laying in the garden and looking at stars but think I’d have to take the duvet cocoon with me for that one! Love this x

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