Beat The Blues & Unwind This Weekend

Perk up with our tips for beating the blues and unwinding this weekend

We can’t be the only ones walking into the weekend like this ⬇️.

Here's what we're getting into today ⬇️

  • Feeling blue? We've got the tips to perk you up!

  • Sick of people gaslighting you when you're sad? We've got thoughtful words to help you handle it.

  • Need a good fiction book recommendation? Look no further!

  • Ready to unwind this weekend? We've got amazing activities to help you relax and recharge.

Taking Care Of Yourself When You’re Sad

Let's talk about feeling down in the dumps.

It's totally normal to feel sad sometimes, but when that sadness overstays its welcome and starts interfering with your life, it's time to take care of yourself.

So, what are some of the reasons why we feel down?

Let me break it down for you⬇️

Goodbyes Suck: Whether it's losing someone special, saying goodbye to a dream job, or ending a relationship, it's tough to let go of things that matter to us. It's okay to feel sad and take the time to process it.

Stressful Situations: Life can be messy, and sometimes it feels like everything is hitting the fan at once. Stressful situations like financial troubles, family conflicts, or health issues can bring us down.

Life's Little Traumas: Some of us may have experienced difficult situations like abuse or neglect that can still affect us and bring on the sadness.

Hormones Gone Wild: Let's be real, our bodies can be weird sometimes. Hormonal changes like those during PMS or menopause can bring on mood swings and make us feel blue.

So, what can you do to show yourself some much-needed TLC? Here are some tips from your trusty BFFs (that's US !):

  • Be gentle with yourself, girl. Don't beat yourself up for feeling sad. It's a natural part of life. Be kind to yourself and show yourself some compassion.

  • Reach out to your squad. Call up your bestie, your sister, or your mom and have a good ol' fashioned heart-to-heart. Sometimes just talking it out can make a world of difference.

  • Get moving and grooving! Exercise releases endorphins, those happy little chemicals in your brain. You don't need to run a marathon, just go for a walk, take a yoga class, or dance like no one's watching.

  • Get your nature on. Spending time outdoors has been scientifically proven to boost your mood. So go for a hike, have a picnic in the park, or just sit in your backyard and soak up the sun.

  • Get your beauty sleep, honey. Lack of sleep can make us feel like zombies. Set a regular bedtime and stick to it. And for the love of all that's holy, put down your phone before bed.

Remember, taking care of yourself isn't selfish. It's necessary for your mental and physical health. And if you're struggling with depression, it's totally okay to seek professional help. We're all in this together.

  • Want to have a healthy relationship? Check out this video on why you need to love yourself first.

  • Still need some quick tips to work out your sadness or depression? Check out these 11

  • Baddies, it's time to kick back, relax, and indulge in some lighthearted fiction. And what better way to do it than with Emily Henry's Happy Place? Follow Harriet and Wyn, the perfect couple turned exes, as they pretend to still be together on their annual vacation with their best friends. It's a week full of cheese, wine, and seafood, and the salty coastal air that we all dream about.

    But the catch? The cottage they stay in is up for sale, and this is their last chance to enjoy it together. With witty banter, undeniable chemistry, and an idyllic setting, Happy Place is a fun and wise novel that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Don't miss out on this delightful read!

If you're feeling like the world was spinning out of control this week, take a deep breath and try one of these three things this weekend.

  1. Have a technology-free day. Shut down those screens and spend the day doing things that make you happy.

  2. Take a solo day trip. Pick a destination that you've always wanted to visit and go on a mini-adventure by yourself.

  3. Do a "mind dump" exercise. Get all those thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Write down everything that's been on your mind lately, from to-do lists to worries and everything in between. Once you've written it all down, let it go and don't think about it again until you're ready to take action. This can help clear your mind and reduce stress.

Take some time for yourself this weekend and remember that it's okay to hit the pause button every once in a while. You've got this!

Shining Through Summer Series

Hey there, Nice Girls! Are you ready to shine like the summer sun? We sure are! That's why we're thrilled to introduce our Shining Through Summer series, exclusively for our lovely readers.

We know that summer can be a bit overwhelming - from the heat, to the social events, to the endless Instagram posts of people living their best lives.

But fear not, because we've got your back. In this series, we'll be dishing out all the juicy tips and tricks you need to stay cool, confident, and connected throughout the season.

From fashion and beauty, to relationships, mental health and self-care, to fun summer activities, we'll cover it all.

So sit back, relax, and let Nice Girls Anonymous be your ultimate summer BFF. We promise to keep it witty, relatable, and most importantly, fun!

Let's shine together, shall we? We kick off Monday!

P.S.- We'd love if you'd invite someone else to read this series. All you have to do is forward this email get them to subscribe below ⬇️

Have you heard? Our Podcast is relaunching next Wednesday, May 3rd!

Check out our current episodes & add them to your playlist ⬇️




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