A source of inspiration

Everyone has down days. Days where nothing seems to be going right and you feel like doing nothing but crying. I've had more than my fair share in the past! But I've always found that certain things - whether it's a special song or your favourite book - can cheer you up and make things seem less bad.

I have a playlist on my iPod filled with these 'special songs' that instantly put a smile on my face and make me feel better, and I take my iPod pretty much everywhere with me just in case I ever need this inspiration to keep going.

Here are some inspirational songs you should check out

I Won't Give Up ~ Jason Mraz
Fall ~ Justin Bieber
Stronger ~ Kelly Clarkson
The Climb ~ Miley Cyrus
The World's Greatest ~ R. Kelly
Breakaway ~ Kelly Clarkson
Born To Be Somebody ~ Justin Bieber
We Are Shooting Stars ~ Ronan Parke
Mean ~ Taylor Swift
Believe ~ Justin Bieber
Just Keep Breathing~We Are The Kings
Beautiful ~ Christina Aguilera
Firework ~ Katy Perry

The other thing that cheers me up are pictures. Not just photos of past events in your life, but all those inspirational photos with lovely quotes on them (tumblr is filled with them). I have a sideshow of them on my phone so they're always there if I need some quick inspiration. They're a random mix of happy thoughts that just make me smile and they help me remember that everything will be ok.

I remember sitting on my own at school a few weeks ago just watching the photos appear on my phone. I'd been taken out of lesson by my head of year as I was in a lot of pain (due to a problem I've been struggling with for about 2 years) and not coping very well at all with it all. Simply just reading through these quotes to myself helped me stop myself crying and made me feel a bit better about everything.

Everyone needs to have their own little thing that makes them feel better and I really recommend you find yours! Try the songs I suggested or maybe try saving lovely photos to your phone, you never know it might work for you! Why don't you comment and tell me what you do when you're feeling down, you never know it could help someone else!

Lots of love

Chloe x