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6 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

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We all have days that get us down. Whether it’s a problem at work or a struggle at home, life has a way of making us feel self-conscious, insecure, and unhappy. When I'm having a bad day, I don't wait for it to pass. I take matters into my own hands and make every attempt to boost my mood. Here are some of the ways I use to cheer myself up when life is throwing me lemons.
Watch Something Funny
Comedy never fails to put a smile on my face, and when you’re laughing you’ll feel instantly better. Suddenly, everything you’re worrying about will feel smaller. Whether you choose to watch a funny movie or you spend half the day on YouTube watching animal’s epic fails, you’re sure to go to bed feeling much better than you did.

Exercise
I've never regretted a workout. To get myself out of a funk, a long walk or a good sweat session at the gym is always a great remedy for a bad day and a good distraction from my thoughts.


Shopping
The key here is to treat yourself to a small reward. You don’t have to max out your credit card to cheer yourself up. Maybe you could stop off at the supermarket and grab a few of your favorite cupcakes for dessert or a bouquet of your favorite fresh flowers for your coffee table. Or maybe a pair of shoes that you've been wanting. Whatever you decide to splurge out on, make sure it makes you happy.

Change Your Perspective
If you’re asking yourself ‘why me?’ every time the smallest of things goes wrong, no number of cupcakes will fix it. Instead, think about changing the way you view the world. No one is out to get you. Bad things happen all the time, so you have two choices. The first is to dwell on the bad day and take it personally. The second, is to shrug it off and deal with it and know that it will pass.

Thomas Edison once said, ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work’. People fail at hurdles every day; the point is to get back up, dust yourself off and carry on. If you’re finding something difficult, looking at it in a positive way could make all the difference. For example, repeating a few affirmations to yourself every day might help.

Inspiration
Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration to motivate us into feeling better. Why not create an inspiration board? You could fill it with inspirational pictures, quotes and create goals for yourself to reach. Add visually appealing and stimulating photos so your board is something you love looking at. It’s a new project that you can get stuck into and something that could excite you for the future.




Cuddle a Pet
Recent studies have shown that stroking a dog or a cat can significantly reduce blood pressure. We automatically relax when we spend time with our pets. Perhaps it’s because we know we can be ourselves around them and we won’t be judged. The love a pet gives its owner is unconditional. If you need cheering up, plan a night of snuggling with your pet in front of the TV.

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