Twenty Five Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

11 Jun

1. Indulge in your guilty pleasures.
Whatever they may be. Don’t be ashamed. You need to be cheered up. Think of this as a type of medicine.

2. Do some exercise.
It releases endorphins and makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something. A sure fire way to make you feel better.

3. Cuddle.
Self explanatory.

4. Clear out your desk.
A tidy place is a tidy mind, and clearing it out can be a cathartic exercise.

5. Take a nap.
Fifteen minutes will suffice. You’ll feel revitalised and refreshed.

6. Write about what’s bothering you.
Writing can be a truly cathartic experience. Getting all your feelings out on paper can really help.

7. Eat some dark chocolate.
Because it’s good for you. What more of an excuse could you need?

8. Get all dressed up. Even if you’re only going to buy groceries.
If you feel that you look good, you’ll exhude confidence and will ultimately feel good.

9. Take a mental health day.
Sometimes, you need to just switch off from the world and need a day off from the world. A day to recharge your batteries can do you the world of good.

10. Create something.
The act of physically creating something can boost endorphins and make you feel good about yourself, plus creating can be super relaxing.

11. Get some fresh air.
If you work in a stuffy office all day or even work from home, being cooped up is no good for anyone. Eat your lunch in the park or just take a walk.

12. Plan a trip away.
Even if it’s a fantasy, or is far into the future. Escape from the real world for a while and get lost in the fantasy of that trip away.

13. Do something good for someone else.
Commit a random act of kidness. Buy someone a bunch of flowers. Pay someone a compliment. There’s an abundance of little things that people can do that will cheer up those around them.

14. Reach out to someone who inspires you.
Write them a thankyou letter.

15. Do yoga.
Yoga is all about relaxation. Taking a few moments to focus on your breathing can really help.

16. Go shopping.
Of course, the elusive buzz of retail therapy is only ever short term, but if you’re looking for a quick fix, this is ideal.

17. Create an inspiration folder.
Having a folder of inspiring quotes, images and articles is a real pick me up during times when you aren’t feeling too good.

18. Write a gratitude list.
Focusing on gratitude and positivity will definately improve your mood. It’s clinically proven that those who practise gratitude and focus on positivity live happier lives.

19. Read a book.
Escape from the real world for an hour or so. But one rule: no war and peace. Think more lighthearted books with easy to follow plots that will make you smile.

20. Listen to upbeat music.
Create a positivity playlist, if you know what’s good for you. This is a playlist of happy music to listen to. No soppy love songs or downbeat songs, happiness only please.

21. Drink lots of water.
It’s proven to make you feel better, gives you better skin, makes you feel more alert.. this list goes on. What’s not to love about it?

22.  Write out your goals & a step by step plan.
Just knowing what you want to achieve and by when can really clear your head, and having something to aim towards is always a bonus.

23. Play with a younger sibling or relative.
Seeing the world through a childs point of view can really put things into perspective. Spending half an hour playing will really change your outlook on life and what’s important.

24. Change your hair style.
This is the easiest way to change your appearance. If you want a fresh start, changing your hair style is the quickest and easiest route to symbolising a fresh start.

25. Smile.
Yes, it’s cheesy and a cliche, but it’s such an important one. Just by smiling, even if you don’t feel good, you’re sending messages to your brain that you’re happy and you’ll act accordingly.

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

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