I love this link from Wise Bread: 30 Free Ways to Cheer Yourself Up. It seems like I’ve hit a few more low spots that usual lately, and I’m glad I saw this. My usual go-to feel better usually involves shopping, but next time, I’m going to try one of these. Here are a few of my favorites from the list:
- 14. Do Something Nice for Someone Else: Being kind can lift low spirits, letting you to realize that your ill feelings don’t have to control you even when you are having a lousy day. Plus, you may learn that horrific things are occurring in other people’s lives; the recipient of kindness may tell you how your action helped them in a particularly black moment. For more than 100 ideas on random acts of kindness, check out this blog post from Anna Newell Jones.
- 16. Take a Break From Social Media: Keeping up with friends on Facebook can be fun but may cause you to feel that you fall short in terms of a social life, cute-kid stories, and vacation travels. Step away from the computer in your leisure time and enjoy some real-world activities.
- 28. Clear Clutter: The process of clearing out clutter isn’t fun, but the results can make you cheerier. With clutter gone, you can more readily release angst associated with past events, find the items that you need in your house, and entertain friends more often.
How do YOU cheer yourself up when you’re feeling down?