It could be the change in seasons, or the upcoming election, or the fact that my future seems to be swirling in a vortex of entropy, but I’ve been feeling little down recently. Nothing serious, just a not-so-leisurely-dip in the deep end of the doldrums. It happens. And when I get to feeling down, I have a proven coping ritual.
Step 1: Drink Sangria, see photo below. It’s not so much about the alcohol (though, let’s not pretend, it helps), but that it is virtually impossible to stay depressed when drinking Sangria. Don’t believe me?
Next time you’re feeling blue, pop into Jaleo or Rosa Mexicana and order this fruity libation. Your outlook on life will improve markedly with every sip.
Step 2: Give money to charity. Sure, my intentions may not be purely altruistic, but do you think the charity cares why I’m giving them money? Of course not.
Step 3: Wear sequins (No.1: Vince Sequined Crop Tee, $295). Much like Sangria it is impossible to stay in a bad mood when you sparkle.
Step 4: Smell happy. What? You don’t think that it’s possible to smell happy? You can smell sultry or pretty, so why not happy? This cheery citrus scent from Fresh (No. 2, $75) is sure to lift spirits.
Step 5: Wear jewelry, the bigger the better. A cool statment piece like this faceted necklace from Charm & Chain (No. 3, $82) is sure to draw a few compliments, and compliments are essential to an improved outlook on life.
Step 6: Not only can bright pink blush (No. 4: Bobbi Brown, $22) make you look more awake, it can also make you look more vibrant. Basically, a colorful cheek (or lip if you prefer lipstick) can help you look cheery even when you’re not feeling it.
If none of these six steps work for you, then I have two suggestions: return to step one and apply liberally, and fake it until you make it. Sometimes pretending that you’re in a good mood can help you forget that your not. So do you ladies have any tips for beating the blues?