If there were a biggest political and fiscal loser competition, England is suddenly feeling like a competitor.
Yes, yes, of course we could be worse off, I don't mean to make light of the more dire situations globally, but in the wake of Brexit and our ridiculously embarrassing exit from the UEFA Euro 2016, it's quite hard not to feel thoroughly down in the dumps.
Last Friday at ELLE, we were beginning to feel so miserable that we only allowed the team to publish happy content all day, in a bid to make ourselves (and our readers) feel better about the world.
But now that England has performed so unfortunately in their match against Iceland, we're back in the pits and needing some comfort.
We, the Brits are great at the 'keep calm and carry on' way of life, but for those moments when it feels harder than ever to pick yourself up and dust yourself off, here are a couple of little things to kickstart your rebound.
Because puppies always help. With everything.
Book To See The Secret Life of Pets
On the puppy theme, this is coming soon to a cinema near you. Just watch the trailer...
Look to Literature
The children's story, 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' by Dr.Seuss sends a wonderful message about the ups and downs of life and how to navigate them.
Here's an excerpt:
Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying
You'll find the bright places where
Boom Bands are playing.
With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!
Find A Good Meme Account
Instagram is blimmin' flooded with them and lots of them are quite stupid, but for those of you with Fat Jewish fatigue, there are still some absolute gems out there that you can follow instead.
Get Your Butt Down to Boomcycle
Okay, okay, exercise = groan. We hear you loud and clear, but it's good for you (and your mood), so get on with it.
Our new fitness editor Bangs and a Bun is full of the sort of mentally-psyching wisdom that we all need right now.
Watch her lay on some wisdom in her ELLE livestream.
If you're in London, join her class. If you're not, get your tush to a spin class and peddle away some of your frustration.
Or Fly Through The Air
Editor In Chief Lorraine Candy just tried her hand at trapezing and, judging by the grin on her face afterwards, this is an excellent mood-booster.
Book your trip here: Gorilla Circus
And Just In Case
...there weren't already enough small fluffy things in this list, there is a whole host of cat fostering accounts on Instagram that are like a black hole of procrastination.