For those of you like me, you experience post concert depression fairly often. I’m here to try to help you relieve that PCD. I’ve put together a list of things you can do to try to relieve that depression & clear your mind. Enjoy!
ONE: Plan your next concert
It’s always a good idea to get your mind off the last concert by making plans for your next one. Then you have something on the calendar to look forward to
TWO: Reminisce on the night with friends or others who attended the concert
Internet friends: UNITE! You can always just keep talking about the night with the friend(s) you attended the concert with. It can keep you smiling & remembering the best parts of the night. If you went alone, find some friends on social media who went to the concert. Always a good outlet to relive the night of your life.
THREE: Take a relaxing bubble bath && light some candles
I absolutely love taking baths. It’s so peaceful, especially to be away from your phone && have that time to yourself. Relaxes your mind.
FOUR: Get outside
Enjoy nature & some fresh air. Don’t take your phone. Again, it’s so peaceful to not constantly be checking your phone or waiting or expecting a call, text, email, tweet, etc. HOWEVER, if you want to bring it, I always go for a walk & listen to some podcasts. Some recommendations:
- Guys we f*cked
- My favorite murder
- Scrubbing in with Becca Tilley
- Off the Vine or Grape Therapy
- Almost Famous
–sorry, most of these are crime or Bachelor related, as that is what I enjoy–
FIVE: Go to the gym
Although I refuse to pay for a gym membership, when I do go to the gym, it feels good to work on yourself & get your mind off being depressed about the concert being over. Run on the treadmill (or walk, if that’s your style). Bench press. Lift weights. Ya know, the typical shit you do at the gym. WHATEVER FLOATS YA BOAT. Just get moving – it’ll help (I HOPE!)
SIX: Do some yoga
If yoga is your thing, such a more calming workout than the high intense stuff you would typically do at the gym. I, again, do not pay for a membership so I usually will find a yoga video on YouTube to follow along with.
Just take 5 minutes to yourself with NO DISTRACTIONS. Completely clear your mind & just take deep breaths in & out. Can also calm you down if you’re having anxiety.
EIGHT: Go for a drive & BLAST your music
You know what always feels great, especially on a nice day, is putting on your favorite song or artist, rolling your windows down & going for a drive. I always love doing this because I secretly think I enjoy rocking out in my car & letting my neighbors on the road enjoy the show.
NINE: Hit up the spa
Get a massage, your nails did, OR WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT. It’s always nice to treat yo’ self.
TEN: Binge a show on Netflix
Nothing like starting a new & FABULOUS show on Netflix to distract your from your post concert blues. It will get you excited about something else. Recs below:
- New Girl
- The Good Place
- Stranger Things
- Orange is the New Black
- How I Met Your Mother
I’ve also been told to watch The OA & 13 reasons why but haven’t gotten around to it. But suggesting anyways.