Of Fringe and Funks

It’s that time again: Time to cut some fringe over my forehead. I’ve been feeling so underwhelmed with my hair, but now that it’s starting to grow out quite long again, I think fringe would take it to the next level. Whenever I’ve worn my bangs down, I always feel so much cooler, more mysterious, and just prettier in general. Also, changing hairstyles always gives me a little boost in confidence.

And speaking of feeling good, I’ve been feeling pretty darn good lately, despite one speed bump that’s got me feeling sad at sporadic moments throughout the days. However, I think I’ve discovered the secret formula – no, not for Krabby Patties – but for getting out of a sadness or anxiety-induced funk. It is as follows:

[1] TALK to people. Preferably friends or family.

[2] Do something that always makes you feel happy. Watch a favorite movie, listen to your favorite album, eat something tasty, cuddle a stuffed animal, read a great book, etc.

[3] Accomplish a task, no matter how small. This can be washing the dishes, organizing a shelf, lining up your shoes in a neat row, send an important email… anything really.

[4] PLAN something to look forward to! Tell your girlfriends it’s time to get together for wine and cookie-baking, or plan a mother-daughter night at a restaurant you’ve never been to.

I promise, if you follow all these steps, you’ll feel better. Try it.


I'm a Californian in my mid-twenties who studied Art History and lived in France for 3 years. I blog honestly about my travels, share my thoughts on life, and get poetic about art and photography. I also sell prints of my photographs on Etsy.

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