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What's your feel-better ritual?

I’ve got a few rituals when I’m feeling a little blue. It might be sacking out on the couch and watching a chick flick (I’m looking at you He’s Just Not That Into You or Bridget Jones — the first Diary movie. Definitely not The Edge of Reason). Or I may call up my sister and we head out and hit Sephora and a variety of shoe stores. Sometimes it might be drowning myself in music on my iPod and a run.

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I’ve got a few rituals when I’m feeling a little blue. It might be sacking out on the couch and watching a chick flick (I’m looking at you He’s Just Not That Into You or Bridget Jones — the first Diary movie. Definitely not The Edge of Reason). Or I may call up my sister and we head out and hit Sephora and a variety of shoe stores. Sometimes it might be drowning myself in music on my iPod and a run.

How about you? What do you do to cheer yourself up when things are just blah or you’ve had that terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad day? I put this question out there on Facebook and Twitter this week and here’s what you told me:

“Crank the music and sing my heart out.  (Acoustics are best in the van!)” — Barb Eccles, Windsor, Ont.

“A good run does it for me!” — Kat Peterson, Toronto

“Talk to my sister. No joke!” — Heather Zimmer, Toronto (Thanks, little sis!)

“Makeup.” — LipstickRules

“Text a dear friend. A few of us regularly ask for/send each other virtual hugs for support on tough days. Between parenting, work, carpool, activities, and life, it’s what we can always find the time for.” — Coeur Riley Birmingham, Calgary

“Quilt.” — Michele-Renee Charbonneau, Ottawa

“Tickle fights with the whole family.” — Jennifer Pinarski, Peterborough, Ont.

“Hugs from grandchildren. And also a good book to read for distraction.” — Mary Cassell, Exeter, Ont.

“Fake a Mona Lisa smile. It often makes a difference.” — Kat Tancock, Toronto

What about you? Any pick-me-up rituals to share?

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