When times get tough we have two choices: to either cheer up or stay down.
I'm guilty of dealing with sadness in a less than productive way. Sometimes we need a little cheering up from the outside. We can't always pick ourselves up. So in those times when we feel like our own cheer-leading isn't enough we must look for other ways to get motivated and happy.
Here are 5 ways to cheer up today!
1. Watch your favorite movie or TV show.
Cheering up means doing things that you like to do. And your favorite movie or TV show is always a good place to start. Put on your favorite show and sit back and relax. Often times doing something mindless will put you in the right place to cheer up.
One of my favorite shows to watch when I'm feeling down is Adventure Time. Hence all the themed gifs in this post. It makes me happy. It's mindless and freeing, but can also hold my attention because of the fun stories and adult humor. It's the perfect cheer you up show. Trust me. You'll love it.
2. Cook or purchase your favorite meal.
Favorites are important, especially when you're not feeling very cheery. Having your favorite meal will make you happy. It doesn't matter how unhealthy or impractical it is. If you don't eat it all the time, treat yourself! This is an easy way to cheer up.
Having something comforting even if it's just one meal is a sure fire way to cheer up. It makes things feel a bit better. If your favorite
3. Have a good cry.
It's not sad if you need it! Right? Letting out your emotions will help you cheer up immediately. Humans need a release valve, and sometimes tears can do that. Just listen to some sad music and let it out. When you're done, you'll feel better. Because the things that
4. Have a good laugh!
Read a funny comic, check out a hilarious TV show or movie, kick back and laugh! They say laughter is the best medicine right? So use it! I can't tell you how many times I've felt all down and out, and all I needed was a laugh.
I like to put on a stand-up special from Netflix. There are hundreds of comedians on there for every kind of cheering up. My favorites are Aziz Ansari, and Dimitri Martin. They match my dry humor. It's all about who you think is funny! Do some browsing and get some good laughing in.
5. Make a list of all the things you have going for you.
By blocking out the negative and creating an open channel for positivity you will instantly cheer yourself up. Write down these things in a journal, on your phone or in a planner and really look at all the things you should be happy about.
This will put things into perspective in a seriously visual way. So you can't run away from the happiness you should be feeling!