Monday, March 28, 2011

How to cheer yourself up when your feeling sad?

We all have those days. Those days where you feel sad or like nothing is right. You have plans and dreams but they are not happening. You have ideas and thoughts of what you want to achieve but you don't know where to start or how to go about making things happen.

I usually take a break and give myself a few days to recharge. I refer to my list of things that cheer me up and give me the motivation to keep on going. There are many things but I have narrowed it down to five things for this list. So here is my list:

1. Planning to go on holidays - always brings a smile. I just think about previous holidays we've had or upcoming ones and how it will be a few days of relaxation. Searching holiday destinations and what we can do is always a great way to feel good.

2. Butterflies and Rainbows- I love butterflies, they are so pretty, colorful and peaceful. I have a book on butterflies and love reading it and flicking through the pictures. I also love rainbows, the colours are gorgeous and its nature at its best.

3. Shopping -  I usually set aside some retail therapy time because there is always something I need to buy or can buy to cheer me up, for example a book, flowers, candles, beauty products.

4. Music - Put on some music and dance. Try it, trust me it works. You will feel free and immersed in the music, and you may just find that you have great dancing moves.

5. Do something positive - how you think definitely affects how we feel, so thinking positive is definitely going to help. Do something positive, bake a cake, clean out a room, do some gardening, play with your children, read a book - whatever you do make sure it is done with positive thoughts.

Remember no matter how unhappy you feel, you have a choice to make the most of the situation and do something about cheering yourself up. Choose to get through the day happily. 

So tell me whats one thing that cheers you up?


Caramella said...

Beautiful post! I especially agree with music and shopping! Ciao! =)

Keirasluckycharm said...

Very true! The things that help me:
Coloring with my son, shopping, taking a nice relaxing shower, candles, and singing (even though i suck)

Nav said...

What a nice post! Some things that help me: listening to chill music, watching bollywood music videos(oh the Brown-ness in me), Long bath, catching up with a friend, going out always helps me!

Come check my outfit posts!

Angela said...

I definitely agree with music although sometimes I use it to exacerbate my down-in-the-dumps mood. haha

Nav said...

You commenting on my outfit posts lifts my mood instantenously. thanks for stoppign by to make my day.

xo Nav

katelin xoxo said...

thats a really great post, i'm so bummed at the moment because i'm house hunting (lots of stress) so this has cheered me up. thanks

Ling Tung said...

Great ideas!
I eat to cheer me up! YAY!

Fables in Fashion said...

Great advice :) I know I do a lot from that list when I'm feeling down~

Little Waltz said...

I agree with all of these! Though on my list, I have eating as well XD

DanniiBeauty said...

@Little Waltz - Oh yes eating absolutely! I love going somewhere nice to eat out with nice food!

yellowsocks94 said...

I am feeling like this a lot lately and this post has already cheered me up! So thankyou :)

I will definitely try all of these.

Music, relaxing, reading, cheer me up :)

MultipleMum said...

Stellar advice! It is always good to have a plan. I like to get outdoors and do some exercise, it always helps me. Thanks for Rewinding x

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