Frugal ways to keep your spirits up

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OOh, it’s hot and muggy here (do you say muggy where you are?) It means hot and humid and icky sticky. Bleaaggh. I am not a fan of this weather. So how do we keep our cool when it’s like this? So how do you keep up your spirits when you are fed up. Our little family has had a tough year with several family members passing away and other sadness. I’ve had to be strong, resilient and upbeat for the kids whilst feeling so sad. Not easy.

I have had to be careful with money this year too so cheering myself up with treats hasn’t been an option.


ways to keep your spirits up, becky goddard-hill


Frugal ways to keep your spirits up

So on to frugal ways to keep your spirits up when life is getting you down. Here is what I do:

    1. I go for a costs nothing and always lifts me
    2. I read a book, picking up a book takes me away from my worries and fills my mind with other things. I recommend my own book actually Create Your Own Happy to inspire you out of the doldrums
    3. I call my bestie and she listens and advises and listens again then makes me laugh, she is a good ‘un.
    4. I play my favourite upbeat songs – I love ‘you’ve got the love’ by Candi Staton and the source-it always makes me feel better
    5. I watch a movie – watching a movie works just like a book it banishes the blues for a little while. I think its important to not to watch a tear-jerker when you are feeling this way as the last thing you need is a big cry! I prescribe something like the Greatest Showman to make you feel fabulous.




So there you go simple stuff but thrifty and effective!


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  1. July 28, 2018 / 11:36

    Sorry to hear you have had such bad times. I totally agree with all your suggestions. Even in the heat, if you can find a shady wood it is so lovely to have a walk and clears the mind. Friends cost nothing but are worth their weight in gold.

  2. July 30, 2018 / 22:57

    Sorry, your family has been going through ‘stuff’ in the last months. I sense it though, that you are made of the good stuff. That’s life and we have to take the good with the bad.
    When I have down days, I also love to watch movies or comedy shows, stand up comedy even. I do it especially right before going to bed, so I always go to bed with a smile and get to forget about stuff for a while. Thanks for sharing that sone too, it’s one of my favourites.

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