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How To Fight Blah Days


How To Fight Blah Days

Right before my trip to Malta, I had one of the most distressed weeks. Starting with this saree, which everyone loved so much. It actually got spoilt the very same day as the shoot. After the shoot I had gone for a meal at a restaurant. The seat where I sat had been stuck together via duct tape and the glue and the color from the tape got stuck to my saree and in spite to several attempts refuses to come off. After the dry cleaner returned it to me, I legit sat in the car and cried for good 30 minutes for that saree

The following day, after lunch, I was working and needed to get some information off my back-up drive. When I plugged it into my computer it refused to load. After several attempts I gave up. I went to several tech-repair centers, all of which said that the information cannot be retrieved and even if they tries if would cost thousands of dollars. So as of now I have lost a decade worth of data and I am trying to not break down while writing this post.

It doesn't end yet ... keep reading! 

The day after the hard drive incident I received an email from British Airways that our flight to Malta had been cancelled and we would have to rebook for the next day. We were flying two days before our anniversary, so that we would be there ON our anniversary. Now taking the flight a day later would have meant that spend our 10th Anniversary in air and I was not okay with that. Thankfully my husband dealt with that crisis and after a million calls and hours spent on hold, we got our desired date of departure. 

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After 24 hours of long journey (door to door) we made it to Malta, but our bags didn't. Thankfully, they did make it the next day and things got back on track there on. But a person like myself, who suffers from anxiety it was extremely challenging to keep my sh*t together. I was trying to keep my head straight while making sure all my work engagements had been met before my trip.

I am not always successful at being patient, but with some tools at my disposal I have learnt how to deal with short-term adversity. Here's what I did to calm myself down:   

How To Fight Blah Days
Take A Bath
1. I was never really a bath person, until a few months back. I always thought the bath tub was such a waste of space. But now, whenever I am having a rough day, I take 20 minutes out of my day (morning or evening) run the bath, pop a bath bomb in and get inside while listening to music or an audio book. I keep a clock near by so that I don't lose track of time. Just 20 minutes make SUCH a difference. Now I love my bath tub!

How To Fight Blah Days
Read A Book
2. As I mentioned in my post last week, I have been reading like a maniac. I read everyday but if I feel I need a break, first thing I do is keep all technology aside, cut off from social media, grab a book (or magazine) and spend sometime like good-ole-days. Reading is hands down my best friend. 


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Meditate
3. Although, I am ashamed to say I have not been meditating regularly this year, but I do meditate for 10-15 minutes on a stressful day. There is no method to my meditation except set a calming environment, light a incense stick, close my eyes and try and remove all thoughts and focus on a single point behind my eyes. 

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Workout
4. Working out is the answer to all my problems. That and drinking water. Good endorphins are my elixir of life. A strenuous workout is also a way for me to exhale all my stress, aggression and negativity out.

How do you fight the blah days?

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52 comments

  1. Working out is big for me too. Your quote on endorphins made me think about the movie Legally Blonde. lol

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  2. Your saree's are gorgeous. I'm so sorry to hear that you couldn't get the stickiness out of one of them. :( If you have lemon essential oil, I've used that many times to get stickers or gum residue off of my kids clothing. It even got a grease stain out of a silk shirt of mine. Anyways, your tips are great ones too! I haven't been meditating much this year, but have done it the last 25 days straight and I totally feel a difference again. I need it in my life for sure! Thanks for the great post.

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  3. Im sorry for all the chaos before your Malta trip but glad it all worked out. Ideally, I workout when I am stressed and need to clear my mind. But when I cant convince myself to get out and workout I also read a book

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  4. Such great tips girl! I often find that prayer and working out really helps.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  5. I've been having some blah days, too! I've learned when I take a step back and a deep breath, I always feel better.

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  6. You are not alone, we all have these days and sometimes to work through them is tougher than other days. I agree with the hot tub, chocolate is also my downfall or should I say comfort food and then the alone time helps a lot.

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  7. For me, going out for a long walk really helps. I've also been keeping gratitude journal. When I'm feeling down, I look back through it and think about all of the things in my life that I have to be thankful for (there are so many). x

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  8. Oh my goodness what a nightmare! I love all the ways you chose to calm down, and I love your photos too! I use all the ideas you used in this post. In addition, taking a walk really helps me a lot, as does talking it out with my husband.

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  9. I am so sorry for your bad days! I totally agree on the reading thing. It is my best way to destress and escape for a bit.

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  10. So sorry 'bout the saree and computer. That's rough. I agree with your suggestions. I learned baths can be comforting and exercise makes us feel better. I also like to get outdoors in nature. Good post.

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  11. I have not had a a regular chill day in such a long time. It is nice when I can have my PJ and some wine and relax myself.

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  12. Couldn't agree with you more on having baths to help with blah days. That is my go to trick to fight down days.

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  13. These are all great tips. Sometimes as a mom, I need a time out and doing some of these things really help!

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  14. Working out is my favourite thing to do on my blah days. Since recently i have been doing my reading on meditating and i think i might start doing this too.

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  15. I can say you are indeed pretty and in good shape. I do take a good music in my ear as I lay in bed to relax and fight the bad days.

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  16. Oh Tanvi. What a dreadful few days. I really hope your trip to Malta was all you dreamed it would be and it made the stress a little more worthwhile. I like to take long walks to de-stress, preferably with my favourite music playing in my ear!

    Liz Tumbridge

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  17. I love baths when I need to fight off a bad day. I also love meditating, and taking some time to think less about the things going on around me. Being around friends is good too :)

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  18. Oh my goodness! What a horrible time you had! I'd probably have a small breakdown and cry too! I'm sorry about your Saree but at least you didn't end up flying all day on your anniversary!

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  19. Blah days are the worst! A bath is a must with some incense sticks and candles with some smooth jazz as well and a massive joint. Ultimate wind down session :D

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  20. Blah days are not fun, but learning how to cope is key! Great post!

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  21. I think we all have had days like this. Your tips are awesome, but I add, go to the basement and have a great crying session. I need the stress out of my system and after I cry and realize things are over, I am ready to move on.

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  22. This is exactly what I was looking for. I've had the absolute worst pain from a failed surgery, over the weekend, and I'm looking for tips to get the pain down by destressing.

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  23. These are some great tips to fight with a bad day! I go for a running and it makes me quite better!

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  24. Oh my. So sorry about the Saree. Working out keeps me sane on blah days. Thanks for sharing these tips

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  25. Great tips! I would typically grab a glass of wine and take a nice bath!

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  26. I fight blah days with hot tea, a warm bath, and a good book. That's the combo that always works best for me.

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  27. I do the same exact thing! They do help me out a lot!

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  28. What a horrible string of events! I'm so sorry about your sari, it's terrible when a favorite piece gets ruined. I feel like everyone goes through a hard drive crisis once before they remember to back up everything. Sad but true. The blah days are hard, but I'm glad you've found ways to help you cope.
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  29. I'm so sorry to hear about your saree and all your life hiccups in such a short period of time! I love your tips to help de-stress. Working out is my favorite way to relax, it really does make like seem better!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  30. Taking a bath and working out are always such great ways for me to clear my head and get a refresh!

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  31. Thank you so much for the great tips Tanvi, I usually meditate and workout to beat my blah days. Great tips!Super cute Jacket! And your pictures are so beautiful! Love Christmas so so much!!!

    Chad
    www.mosaicslab.com

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  32. Yes, I totally agree. Working out is a great way to fight stress - you just have to force yourself out the door sometimes.

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  33. Oh no I'm sorry all that happened in such a short time span; but am glad to hear you were able to actually be in Malta (not a plane) on your anniversary.

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  34. I’ve recently become a bath person as well, it definitely helps with stress! And I was also recently in Malta, I can’t believe it took you 24 hours door to door! It’s so beautiful though!

    xx Mollie

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  35. Going for a walk helps me a lot on those blah days. Your tips are very helpful

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  36. These are awesome tips babe! I love relaxing and taking a bath!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  37. Working out is so good for endorphins, I find that it immediately sorts out my bad days. I also like cooking, it is very meditative for me.

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  38. So sad to hear about what happened to the 'saree', sometimes it also makes me cry when my favorite shirt is stretched by my washing machine. So silly of me.

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  39. If I'm feeling blah I always try to get out of the house! Even if its just for a quick walk, it always seems to help!

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  40. Oh what a rough start to your trip! But I am glad it all worked out in the end. I like to take a bath or go for a walk.

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  41. Oh my goodness what a day that was!! I like to read a book too when I have a day like that .. it's like escaping to another world.

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  42. Taking a bath definitely helps me combat those feelings. There are just some days that you have just had it and don't have energy to give anymore.

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  43. Really great tips, super helpful right now. Canadian winters are so blah inducing! I'm sorry about your saree, I'd be upset too!

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  44. Oh sweetie! So many mishaps at once! It is always this way, right? I take things so much easier now that I'm older than when I was in my 20s. I would totally lose my ish back then and cry, scream, curse my fortune, etc... now I just take a deep breathe and think "is this worth the energy I waste being upset? If I'm upset, will that make a change what so ever to the situation, except making me feel even worse?" If the answers are no, then I do just like you, do something pleasant and relax! Yes, it solves nothing, but it is worth it and it is time well spent.

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  45. Nice post and I do agree with all of your tips in facing your blah day. For me, sleeping and walking helps me to take away my stress. Edit

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  46. I love taking a bath and reading a book to get over blah days. A good workout can also help!

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  47. these are great ideas. working out is an awesome way to boost those needed endorphins

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  48. Working out is my go to way to fight my down days. I also like taking my dogs for a walk too!

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  49. Working out and yoga are two great ways. They help with my anxiety a ton!

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  50. I don't work out but I do love to go for a brisk walk

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  51. We often have MEH days too! We find that a good ol’ bath and watching Netflix helps to escape x

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