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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WVWC chapter.

Some people have off days. Some people have off weeks. If you find that your bad days are piling up, here are a few tips to help you get out of your slump.


  1. Socialize:

Even if you or your friends are busy, it’s important to socialize with someone. As humans, we need human interaction, or at the very least it feels nice to have someone acknowledge our presence. So, talk to that person beside you in class. Introduce yourself. Give a smile to the cashier to brighten their day. Which leads me into my next tip…


  1. Do an Act of Kindness:

When you do something to make someone else’s day better, it can make your day better too. You don’t have to move mountains to be polite or give a smile to someone who needs it. They say that misery loves company, but kindness is far better company.


  1. Get Out and About:

Sometimes a change of environment can be refreshing. So go for a walk, catch a movie, go to that coffee shop that you’ve always wanted to try. Treating yourself to new things and new experiences is incredible for self-care.


  1. Forgive Yourself:

If something has happened in your week to make you feel down, remember to be gentle with yourself. Most things that get us down are not catastrophic to our future, so it is good to take things lightly. If you’ve made a mistake or have a regret, acknowledge it and then move on. The longer you carry around things you can’t change, the more it will weigh you down.


  1. Create a Positive Playlist:

If music is your thing, make yourself a playlist of upbeat songs with messages of confidence and positivity.  After all, it’s hard to stay sad when your favorite song comes on.


  1. If Possible, Pet an Animal:

Many people find comfort in animals, so if you or someone close to you has a pet that you admire, spend some time with it. Animals are great therapy. If you don’t have access to an animal, try volunteering at a local animal shelter or skype with your pet back home. (It may sound silly, but I know people who do it.)


  1. Start the Next Week Fresh:

Remember that just because your past week was a bad one, it doesn’t mean that your new week will be bad. Always start your week fresh and don’t let the negativity from last week get you down.


Stay Encouraged, Ladies!


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I am adopted from Russia and was raised in West Virginia. I am a double major in English (Writing Concentration) and Musical Theatre. I love art in many different forms be it writing, singing, acting, drawing/painting, or design. I adore fashion and it has helped me become the person that I want to be in life. I am a very open person and love talking to people, so feel free to ask me anything! I am honored to be a part of the Her Campus team and I hope that my writing will bring you a smile. If I'm not in the theater or typing up my version of the great American fashion column, you can always hear me coming from the click of my heels. My advice to all: Stay classy!