5 Quick Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

By Jenise Jackson
Blog Content Contributor

I think we all have those moments in life where we’re all feeling a little down. We may not be depressed or mad, we just need a little pick me up to get us back to our normal selves. If you ever find yourself feeling this way, here are some easy ways to cheer yourself up.

Listen to Music

Music can have an undeniable effect upon our moods. That’s why listening to music is a perfect way to lighten your spirits. I would recommend that you play cheerful and upbeat music, or anything that makes you feel uplifted and happy. Try to stay away from music that will put you even more in your feelings, you don’t want to get caught up doing things like Draking and Driving.

Watch Your Favorite Movie

No matter the genre, it always seems like people feel good after watching their favorite film. For example, no matter how much of a funk I’m in, I can always depend on Napoleon Dynamite to make me feel better. Whatever movie puts a smile on your face, try watching it and put yourself in a good mood. 

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Music can bring you an upbeat mood when listening to something light and fun. Illustration by Erin Garrigan.

Eat a Delicious Meal

I know I can’t be the only person who gets excited over eating good food. I’m not saying you have to eat your sorrows away, but there’s nothing wrong with making your tummy happy. Hopefully, it will make you happy in return. I know a good steak and baked potato is my real happy meal. Whether you cook a meal yourself or you go out to a restaurant, treat yourself to cheerfulness.

Spend Time With a Close Friend

Most of us have that one friend we can always depend on to lift us up when we are down. Maybe you just need a little time with them in order to make you smile. A good friend will know exactly how to make you feel better and won’t mind helping you get back to your happy place.

Laugh  

There is nothing wrong with laughing. In fact, it can be some of the best therapy. Laughing until the point where it feels like you can’t breathe makes for one of the best feelings in the world. Whether you have a broad sense of humor like me or it takes a lot to make you laugh, hopefully you can find something that leaves you in stitches.

I hope that these tips can work for you whenever you need them to. Sometimes the simplest of things can make you the happiest. Find out what those things might be and add a smile back to your face.

Featured illustration by Erin Garrigan.

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