Ways to cheer up when you’re feeling low
Listen to a happy playlist
Put on a happy playlist. You might feel like listening to your favorite breakup song and sobbing your heart out, but try to avoid that. Instead, put on the happiest playlist you can find and let yourself enjoy it. Sing along and dance around without worrying who goofy you look.
Aromatherapy can be a super fast and effective way of perking up. You can take it out with you on a necklace, or even use a diffuser from a place like AromaTech to make sure you can enjoy the benefits all throughout your home. Make sure you know which oils you need for the way you want to feel, and don’t be afraid to mix a few that you like to see if you can come up with something nice.
Wear an outfit you love
The clothes we wear can have a direct effect on our mood. If you want to feel good, throw on an outfit that always makes you feel confident. Do something nice with your hair and makeup. Taking the effort to make yourself look nice can turn your mood around. I mean, it’s a great feeling to look in the mirror and like what you see or to take a bangin’ selfie. Maybe even just have a nice hot bath with some salts. Be kind to yourself!
Play with an animal
Studies have shown that even just petting an animal can help to lift moods, so see if you can dogsit, or better yet, go to a shelter and sign up to take a dog in need out on a walk. Lots of shelters also have programs to let you cuddle kittens, too. Taking care of or just spending time with animals is such an easy way to boost your mood.
Forcing yourself to smile might feel weird at first. This isn’t to say you should plaster on a smile if you feel desperately sad. If you feel really low, then please, make sure you talk to somebody! When you’re just having a bummer day, though, take some time to smile. You can take some ‘happy’ selfies if you feel too weird just smiling in the mirror because let’s face it, it is a little weird. Sometimes smiling can trick the brain and help improve your mood.
Do something kind for somebody else
We think we are happiest when doing things for ourselves, but the fact is, we’re happier doing things for somebody else. Why not donate some of your old clothes or volunteer for a few hours? Buy someone in need a meal or surprise your best friend by doing them a favor.
What’s your favorite way to cheer yourself up on a sad day?
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