When I am feeling especially gloomy (like today) I try to do a few things that'll brighten me up and calm me down.
Take a bubble bath. I like Laura Mercier's version with the honeycomb.
Tidy up. It's easier for me to wake up and getting going in the morning when I have a clean home.
Read Real Simple. My April issue arrived in the mail today. Kismet.
Play Sudoku. While I'm sure it's strange to many, I find these puzzles soothing.
Give myself a manicure. I actually enjoy this far more than making a trip to the nail salon. It relaxes me.
Eat a small portion of something sweet. If I have too many treats I begin to feel sick, which is completely counterintuitive. But a little bit is always lovely.
Send notecards to friends or my Nana. Dropping hand-written correspondence in the mail is one of my greatest pleasures.
Watch something on TV I've already seen. It's nice to watch an episode of The Wonder Years because I've already seen them all a hundred times and I like knowing just what to expect.
Make plans and fill up my calendar. So I have something to look forward to, and I love to stay busy.
Blog. Goes without saying!