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How you can drive the blues away

If we go home to get away from it all, why do we end up feeling bored sometimes? Rainy days or being home alone can often bring a sense of sadness even with no reason. The truth is we will never run out of things to do at home. Often, we just simply don’t know what to do or the things that can make us occupied. The next time you feel low during a rainy day or find yourself all alone, here are some ways to get rid of the blues:

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Conquer your fears.

And we don’t mean your fear of ghosts. Go ahead and search for new employment opportunities or scholarship grants! Write a friend you have long wanted to reconnect to. Reach out to that person you want to make amends with.

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Style your wardrobe.

Mix and match your clothes for the weekend and work. You may have staple outfits you regularly wear at the office. The look works and it saves you time. Now that you have time, try another pair of pants with a top you have never worn it with. Try a new color of shoes for your favorite dress. And while you are at it, approach your accessories with a sense of surprise, too!

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Open a drawer.

It can be one in your kitchen, inside your bedroom, or even in the bathroom. You will discover a set of things that are either organized, in disarray or forgotten. Attend to one drawer. We are not asking you to clean an attire room. A small task can give you a sense of accomplishment and may help lessen any frustration. It can also inspire you to open another drawer or even check an entire cabinet.

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Sit outside.

Enjoy watching the rain from your terrace or by your door, as long as you are safe and dry, of course. The fresh air and natural light can change the mood your quiet and dark home interiors may have given you.

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Check your gym gear.

Fitness enthusiasts invest very well on their equipment and workout clothes. Busy schedules leave little time to look into the condition of these. Empty your gym bag and allow it to breathe. Take your shoes out of its bag. Should your yoga mat invite you for some exercise, go ahead. Exercise helps release happy hormones and can give you the positive boost you need.

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Learn something new.

Pick up a book or tune into a knowledge channel on cable. Allot on hour to learn something new. It can be something historical, about travel, or about a current event. You can be productive without moving if you gift your brain with knowledge.

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Enjoy being a couch potato.

The feeling of boredom can often hinder you from any movement. Relive the first season of Grey’s Anatomy or decide to finally catch up on The Game of Thrones. It may be a while since you last watched your favorite movie from college; it’s time to reconnect with it!