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What To Do When You Feel Like Hiding From Life


Not the most creative of titles is it? Honestly though, do we not all have those months moments where we just want to crawl in a hole and cover our faces with a blanket in the hopes that it'll shield us from whatever it is that's making us feel stressed/worried/anxious/sad/nervous/just generally all around bad. Those moods call for something special, those moods call for one or all of the following:

Netflix marathon. 
Whenever I say I feel like hiding from life I often say "I feel like crawling in a hole...with Netflix" and I say that for a reason. Just vegging out, sitting down for a while and not running around all the time is one of the most blissful things you can do in my opinion. If you're not one to watch tv or movies, really sit down, relax and give it a try. The whole process of zoning out and watching is something that cheers me up like no other because it turns off my brain (and my brain is usually going a mile a minute).

Go out to brunch.
When you feel like staying in, sometimes one of the best things to do is go out and brunch is the perfect excuse- who doesn't love that feeling of when you see your waiter bringing your food to you? In all seriousness though, when you're overwhelmed sometime it's all about appreciating the little things. Hotcakes, pancakes, eggs, acai bowls, sourdough bread, porridge, muesli, banana bread, fritters, omelettes, if there was any reason to crawl out of your hole it's for all of those things. Life just doesn't seem so tough when I've got pancakes sitting in front of me.

Take a long shower.
Showers are grossly underrated in my opinion. Turn on the hot water (or scalding hot water if you're always cold like me) and just let it run over you. It sounds corny but sometimes I feel like the water really does wash away any negative feelings I have and I always feel so fresh and clean after a shower. For the full effect, change into fresh pyjamas afterwards.

Do something exciting.
I've heard people say that when you're feeling less than your best you should do things to busy your mind and body (someone suggested cleaning? No thanks) but my brain is quite the multi-tasker and no matter what I'm doing I always still think about whatever is worrying or upsetting me. So instead of doing something sedentary, try finding something exciting or exhilarating to do instead. It could be horse-riding, doing a tough hike, riding a rollercoaster, going skinny dipping, snorkelling, a martial arts class or even an escape room. Whatever it is, give yourself something to be excited about and something to look forward to.

Set yourself goals. 
Half the reason why I usually feel like crawling in a hole is because I just feel unfocused and blah about everything, so sitting down and writing out my goals gives me some purpose and it gets me motivated and excited about life again because I can see some direction emerging. I break down my long term goals into short-term goals and it's those more manageable goals that make me feel more positive because it feels like day by day I'm working toward things that I can actually achieve.

What are your favourite things to do when you feel like hiding from the world?

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  1. I love this! Feeling under the weather at the moment and a bit meh about life, and all I've been thinking of is flying somewhere I've never been to before and just live. That ain't happening, so I've been having loads of cuddles with my dog to make myself feel better. But nothing is better than a Netflix marathon, ey?!

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm right with you there! It's funny because when I wrote this post I was in a great space, and literally the day I posted it all I wanted to do was hide in a blanket all day. I had to read my own post and take my advice.

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  2. Great post and for me it is just wrapping up in blanket, cup of tea and netflix. But if the day was really shitty then long shower and even a bath to shut my mind off and to relax xx

    www.hairwonderfulday.com

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    1. It sounds like you've worked out a perfect system :)

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  3. I been feeling like this lately, I told my friend yesterday I've been hibernating and don't feel like doing anything! Thanks for sharing this post, you've inspired me to do something new and exciting :)

    Hanh | Hanhabelle

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    1. That's brilliant that this inspired you Hanh! :)

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  4. Love this! Netflix definitely makes me feel better! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

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  5. Great tips, lovely! Congrats for the blog, I loved it. x

    http://girodemoda.blogspot.com

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  6. Writing list is really something that really helps me to get some motivation and start being productive. It's funny to read this as I have just finished writing & scheduling a post about motivation and it has so many similarities to this one!

    www.thelisasworld.com

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    1. Ah I always find it funny when that happens, it's almost like you get attracted to people with like minds!

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  7. When I feel like hiding from the life/world, I do. I just check out for a few hours, take a break because that's usually a sign that I need it. Love a good Netflix marathon, especially if it's something that makes me laugh, which is perfect for those days :)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. That's a great tactic too and definitely something I should take note of.

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  8. Love these points. I find taking a shower really helps me, it's strange because it is such a simple thing.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. Very true, I love a nice long, hot shower :)

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  9. Such a perfect post, especially at this time of year when everything seems to rush by and it's dark and cold. I can sometimes find myself really lacking in motivation towards the end of the year. I agree it's always good to get a shower, and make an action plan of goals!

    Y x | www.thesweetsevenfive.com

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    1. I'm the same toward the end of the year, it's almost like we all sort of give up and just wait until the next year to be productive, haha

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  10. I always try to push myself more and more. Shower and netflix help a lot.
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    1. Seems like Netflix is a brilliant go-to for a lot of people :)

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  11. Man, if I am feeling like hiding myself from the world, nobody could reach me. I just try to get out of that slump and go against what my head is trying to tell me like if I want to just lay in bed all day, I try to go outside instead xD

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. That sounds perfect, but it's so hard sometimes to go against what your head is telling you isn't it?

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  12. You're right, we all go through times like this every now and again! Your remedies sounds lovely :) Netflix/film marathon is always a great way of cheering yourself up, especially if chocolate is involved too haha.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Make that chocolate dark and add some peanuts and I'm in! ;)

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  13. I am currently in the hide from the world kind of mood. Netflix is my usual way to just block everything out but at my new home we are currently without internet (tragic I know) so I will be relaxing with some yoga and a warm shower followed by lounging around in bed reading =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh I hate when I have to go without internet! I realise how 'first world' that sounds but I really am so reliant on Netflix for relaxing and as you said, blocking out everything.

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  14. I completely hear you lovely! I've been feeling a little bit off lately and Netflix binging is the BEST way to take your mind off things - I'm SO into Narcos right now! I'm also seeing my best girlfriends tonight for a catch up & some wine, that always helps! :)

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. I've heard a few people talking about Narcos, maybe I should watch it?

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  15. I agree with literally everything! I have those times in my life as well ♥ But for me it´s not a Netflix, but anime and manga ♥ ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Inšpirácia na líčenie *
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  16. Netflix and long showers are my number one solution to everything! Best would be cleaning my room, getting new bedding, taking a hot long shower & then cuddling up with a freshly washed fluffy bathrobe in my clean sheets an putting Netflix on. That´s honestly THE best feeling in the world.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. I think you just described my heaven Lisa....

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  17. These are all great ideas! I find setting myself goals so important ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  18. I can totally relate to the title, hahah. I've definitely had days like that. These are some great tips! I could use a good netflix marathon right about now ahahh ;)
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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  19. Going out for brunch is one of my favourite things to do when I feel like that. Great post lovely! x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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  20. I think setting yourself goals and trying to look at the positives in your life is a great way to brighten your mood. Of course a delicious brunch out is always a good idea too x

    Beauty with charm

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  21. Watching Netflix and hibernating is what I love to do when I feel like this!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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    1. Yes! Hibernating with netflix is such a good feeling.

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  22. I love putting my music on loud and dancing around the house :)

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    1. My mum loves doing literally the exact same thing! :)

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  23. Love this post! Long showers always help me feel so much more relaxed, even at my worst!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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    1. Me too, it's funny how something so simple can be so relaxing.

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  24. Oh I definitely resort to Netflix marathons when life has got the best of me. After hours of the same show, I try to be productive to balance it out and usually then vacuum, clean, bake or something like that. Having a clean home or eating something I've spent time making usually helps me as well :)

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    1. I wish cleaning helped me! But I love eating something delicious when I'm in one of those 'I've given up' moods as well.

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  25. Such great suggestions babe! Netflix is always my first choice, hehe, but setting goals is such a good use of the time (and a lot more productive than a Netflix binge)!

    Ashleigh x
    www.ashleighdmello.com

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    1. ....but netflix is so good though ;) haha

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  26. Yep, we all have those days. I like doing all of the above too and going out for brunch with friends is probably one of my favourite things to do in those situations, it always helps to pick me up - good food and good company. I also find it helps me when I plan trips and things for the near future, that always gets me excited and puts me in a better mood again. :D

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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    1. Oh I agree! No matter how bad I'm feeling, planning trips always brightens my mood.

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  27. I find when I'm in one of those moods there are two things that help, one is the whole lay in bed and watch Netflix or youtube thing and the other is to write out a to do list and try and get as much of it done as possible because it really helps me to feel better about things when I get productive and have a sense of accomplishment.

    littlehenrylee.net

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    1. Two polar opposite approaches but you're right, depending on your mood both can work!

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  28. Going to cinema or shopping is usually what gets me happy :) I liked these tips! Amazing post :)

    www.beautiliciousd.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I love shopping and going to the cinemas as well :)

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  29. Go out to brunch! I have never thought about it specifically, but you are SO RIGHT. This is definitely added to my list of down-days self care! Thank you for sharing! xX
    kynialikethecountry.blogspot.com

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    1. That makes me so happy Kynia, yes to brunch! :)

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  30. I love this post. We all need pick me ups sometimes!
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  31. It's like we're the same person! I do all these things when I feel down. There's nothing better than losing yourself in a good series for a few hours. Also a long,scalding shower is my favourite stress reliever (I heard they're bad for you though). Beautiful post, I'm your newest follower! xx

    cocobellablog.com

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    1. We do sound like the same person! I know really hot showers are supposed to be 'bad' for you but...you only live once?

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  32. I definitely binge on my favorite tv shows during those moments. I would also exercise or try to read anything positive and encouraging. Thank you for sharing your tips :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Ah reading positive things is a great thing to do!

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  33. Food never fails to perk me up and don't forget catching a good movie or two or ten! We have Netflix but must say that we don't watch much on it.

    Reflection of Sanity | b·liv Skincare Set Giveaway

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    1. Ah I'm the opposite, I get so much use out of Netflix!

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  34. Wonderful tips, dear! I also love watching netflix and just relaxing!

    xoxo. Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  35. i agree about showers being underrated! i usually just put on an episode of Friends and get myself some soup or coffee.. or i just take a nap and wait for my bad mood to go away, because like you, i also tend to keep dwelling on what's upset me, so i find the only way to switch off is by just going to sleep!
    i thought it was a spot on title for the post btw, straight to the point haha!

    Aditi | https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com

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    1. That's a great point, sometimes just switching off and going to sleep is the best thing to do!

      www.thesundaymode.com

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  36. Agree with this post so much hun, I find that setting myself little goals really helps whenever I feel like I'm stuck in a rut. Netflix marathons are always a good idea, also. :) I prefer to just binge on YouTube though, preferably with a nice pizza to keep me company haha. x x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Oooo pizza and a YouTube sesh sounds amazing to me right now.

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  37. We all have days like this don't we! In fact, I think I need a day like this once every couple of weeks, even if I'm not feeling particularly bad. I think I just get generally burnt out with life and need a day off to get myself motivated again. I love the idea of refocussing on goals. x

    Kate Louise Blogs / Lingerie Giveaway

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    1. I completely agree, with every passing year I feel like I keep getting more and more burnt out!

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  38. Long showers always let me relax and forget about things.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. They're the best aren't they? It's hard for me to get out sometimes...

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  39. I can totally relate. :) I looooove binge watching TV series when feeling meh. Once I watched a whole season in one night. :D haa haa. Sometimes of course it can lead to too much TV watching, but sometimes it helps to get a new perspective.
    Madara
    Lookforsmile.com

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    1. Never such a thing as too much TV watching in my books ;)

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  40. I am right up there with Netflix hot choclate plus the couch. These are good suggestions for a gloomy day.

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked them!

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  41. I must admit I like to curl up in a ball and nap for a long time then sometimes when I'm rested I look at things with different eyes. Otherwise I find listening to music really helpful, especially things I can sing along too - nice and loud while in the shower. I like watching movies, or comedies too and I'm partial to Australian and British tv series ( the actors never seem to look as perfectly groomed as they do in American shows and that makes me feel better. :) I especially like to watch Netflix if it's gloomy , grey and raining outside.

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    1. That's very true! Sometimes the people on the U.S tv shows can look a little too 'perfect' and that definitely doesn't cheer me up when I'm feeling really bad. I'm also right there with you, rainy weather and Netflix is my match made in heaven!

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  42. Great suggestions! I'm totally a lie on the couch and marathon a TV show type of gal :)

    XO,
    Emily
    https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com/

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    1. Me too Emily! That's one of my favourite things to do :)

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  43. I really needed this post. I fall into those moods so easily and it can be hard to get out of them sometimes. I agree with Netflix definitely, I also find that going on a walk helps me considerably. Sometimes though, just hearing that someone else has been in a mood helps too.

    Francesca
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    1. I hadn't even thought of that but you're right, it's like a weight gets lifted off your shoulders when you know you're not alone.

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  44. i love this post! i hope you're having an amazing day :)

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  45. I love having a long hot bubble bath when I'm feeling rubbish! It's always nice to start a new book too and take yourself to another reality for a little bit x

    Always, Alice

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    1. Yes! I haven't found a book I really love in such a long time though unfortunately...

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  46. I love this blog post! I always have those moments so I know what you're talking about! I totally am with you on the Netflix binge and the long shower!

    ~Crissy
    www.whimsicalfawn.com

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  47. i love this post
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  48. I love this post! I have been feeling the same way for a while now. Hobbies are great and getting out of the house is also a good idea! A long shower is good to!

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    1. Getting out of the house is one of the best things I think!

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  49. Great ideas! No matter how down I feel, I do find myself feeling better if I get out and have brunch or lunch out, especially if it's at a favourite place :)

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    1. Me too! Brunch can fix just about anything for me if I'm completely honest ;)

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  50. Great tips, setting goals definitely gets me motivated and gives everything some purpose x

    franklyflawless.com

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