Buying something pretty does help lift one's spirits, but it can work out pretty expensive and short-lived. Trying to think about what makes me feel chipper but doesn't cost anything has made me come up with the following things:
-Painting my nails! I just fixed my nails and painted them that lovely warm pink colour. The gold was starting to look a little grubby.
-Watching escape TV. The problem with this is that an hour is gone and there's still a ton of things left undone. But tonight I shall make an exception.
-Tea. Yep, it does work. I like mine with honey.
-Lovely phone conversations with lovely friends. Hmm, no time for this tonight sadly, but it works wonders.
-Making plans. Keeping busy can only be a temporary distraction, but no more temporary than tea or escape TV.
-Showers, not baths. I was beginning to sound all generic so I decided to mix it all up. Baths make me feel gloomy for some reason... I much prefer a quick shower.
I can't think of anything else! Any suggestions???