30 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
Last week there was a day or two where I was just feeling miserable. Too much going on, and I just let silly things get to me. I have a couple of go-to ways of attempting to cheer myself up when I’m in a funk (curling up on the sofa, watching old box-sets, with a large bar of chocolate; and going shopping, buying useless things I don’t really need!) As I had no chocolate in the house, and I’m trying to be good, and not spend money and have a clear out of the house, neither of these two ways were going to work.
So I turned to the blogging community, as I like to do, and asked for their advice.
Here are 30 ways in which to cheer yourself up, when you’re having a really bad day.
After a bad day I like to watch a movie which is either feel good type movie or a comedy so I know it will lift my spirits! www.cosmomum.co.uk
I like to watch one of my favourite films and have a cuddle with hubby . Watching my little girl playing and smiling always makes me feel happier too. Also, you can’t go wrong with a big bar of chocolate www.autumnsmummyblog.com
I treat myself – I will go to the swimming pool and sauna for instance, or to my favourite restaurant that I haven’t been in ages because I’m trying to eat out less. I will either go on my own, or with someone who will make me forget about the bad day I’m having :). www.myeverythingbeautiful.com
Buying things makes me happy! I like to go online and look at clothes, makeup and home furnishings. Sometimes filling a ‘trolley’ but not purchasing anything. If I do buy something the anticipation keeps me on a high for days. I figure it’s better than reverting to wine / chocolate / ice cream, although they’re my other go-to. www.baremother.com
I like to go out with my daughter to shop, buy lunch and just treat myself. www.katykicker.com
I put on a funky playlist and listen to the music really loudly! Music and a boogie normally cheer me up www.pennywiseliferich.co.uk
Glass of wine www.peacockscanfly.com
Go to the park with my little ones play and run around makes us all giggle and I feel better ! We then go and have a pick and mix treat from Wilko www.anklebitersadventures.co.uk
Playing a game on the Xbox, nothing makes me happier than pretending I’m someone else for a little bit. www.mummycatnotes.com
If I’ve had a bad day I will spend some time alone meditating as it’s makes me feel very relaxed. Or I’d go to bed early and listen to some music because it instantly cheers me up. www.serenelysam.com
I go for a run www.thisdayilove.co.uk
Plan for future travels and search the I termed for interesting places. I have about 50 places on our list now www.iamriver.net
I always feel better if I talk to someone about my bad day – my husband or my mum normally get to hear all about it, even if it’s just a 5 minute vent it stops it all playing on no mind as much and can give a different perspective. www.sophiesnursery.com
I go outside even if I don’t feel like it. The fresh air usually improves my mood slightly and being in a big space (instead of within my four walls) is also a great boost! www.thegrowingmum.com
I jump on my bike and head off mountain biking. Hurtling down single-track soon makes me forget everything else! www.yourmoneysorted.co.uk
I like to go to the gym and have time alone working out with loud music! Always makes me feel better! www.healthyvix.com
I go for a hot long shower once the kids are asleep then I watch a film and relax. www.life-as-mum.co.uk
Cake! I stop at the bakers and grab a chocolate orange doughnut and then enjoy it with a nice cup of tea!!! www.mummascribbles.com
Message my best friend. She knows exactly how to cheer me up and give me a good belly laugh when I need it most. A little vent always helps www.twinderelmo.co.uk
I meditate. I find that it completely resets my mood! www.sophobsessed.com
I write, I find it very relaxing. I think because it’s a complete distraction from whatever it is I’m stressing about. Oh, and Lindt dark chocolate balls www.mummyswaisted.co.uk
Watch Jeremy Kyle. Anything you see on there will make you feel like you’re winning at life!
Doing a bit of online window shopping! Naughty I know but always cheers me up even if I don’t buy anything! www.dovecottageblog.com
I dip a chocolate bar in my tea. Usually a ripple, but anything that’s just purely chocolate will do the trick. It always works! www.glasgowwithkids.co.uk
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I find video games are a good way to escape and reset myself emotionally. Losing myself in a game can help calm me down and gain a little distance and perspective that can give me the energy to get back in and deal with difficult situations. www.dadgeek.co.uk
I write down a list of the things I have been grateful for that day or week. It can feel like the last thing you want to do at the time but actually it can be really uplifting. Sometimes when we are clouded by a bad mood or stress it can make our memory fuzzy of all the great things that have happened to us that day or week. Writing them down always makes me realise this and cheers me up! www.tantrumstosmiles.co.uk
I like to take my dog for a walk through a nearby forest park. I find being out in nature soothing, my dogs wagging tail always lifts my mood and a brisk walk releases endorphins so I always come home feeling a lot better! www.newmumfun.com
Coffee & cake at my fave cafe. www.spencersarc.com
I call my close friends and invite them on a date – just eating and chatting all day long. If they are not available, I go to my garden and do some planting. www.myparentingjourney.com
Lately my anxiety is at all time high and so you as you can understand I’m having quite a few bad days. I feel meditation is really good for the mind. But carrying out activities that you enjoy can help you feel so much better. I love to get lost in my writing or reading a good book can change my mood in an instant. www.mimiroseandme.com
So there you go. 30 ways to cheer yourself up.
What do you find is the best thing to cheer yourself up when you’re in a bad mood?
A great way to try to make yourself notice the little things in life that make you happy, is to take part in the 100 Happy Days Challenge. Have you done it before?
30 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up