We all have those womp womp days where everything just feels like it’s going wrong. You slept past the alarm, forgot to do your homework, and you just found out your crush isn’t exactly crushing on you. Sucky days come and go, but knowing how to get through them can make all difference. “This too shall pass,” sounds fine and dandy after everything is said and done, but a little pick me up from the mall can put that extra spring in your step. Here are 9 all purpose, instant pick me ups for under 5 bucks.
A Chocolate Chip Cookie
Don’t act like you don’t want one! There isn’t a gratification more instant than showing your sweet tooth a little love.
A Pair Of Shades
If you’re crying in public (and who hasn’t) these will conceal those raccoon eyes. There’s nothing like having a long overdue emotional release while hiding in plain sight.
A New Journal
Girl, let it all out. Your friends are being jerks, your parents don’t understand, and UGH school—all of it can be a bit too much to handle sometimes. What’s worse is when there isn’t anyone you can really talk to about EVERYTHING. Write it all down. Get your feelings out on paper. Seeing them later on will remind you of everything you’ve overcome. You’re one tough cookie.
A Deck Of Cards
Hours of fun. No, don’t just play solitaire on your phone. Grab a pack of these and call up your BFF. It will give you something to do, plus you can still talk about what’s on your mind—unlike watching a movie where you’re both completely distracted.
Just taking a gander at all the horrible things going on in the world will remind you that whatever you’re going through isn’t so bad.
Hit up your local Forever 21 or Claire’s, they’ve got a ton of inexpensive, fierce accessories that will put a little pep in your step.
A Used Book
Used book stores are full of everything from the classics like Pride and Prejudice to silly, romance novels from the ‘80s. Burying your nose in a book will serve as a great distraction. You’ll forget all about your drama while getting lost in someone else’s.
A Thrift Store Tee
Vintage is always in. Pick up a band tee and cut it up into a cool crop top or over the shoulder blouse. A little DIY will give you a new skill, a new look, and a new attitude.
Or whatever fancy hot or frozen drink your tummy desires. Coffee shops are safe havens for pondering all of life’s woes and plus, you get to drink coffee. Getting away from it all while sipping on your fave drink is just plain comforting. Let’s face it, a little comfort is what we NEED when we’re feeling down.
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