Thursday, September 15, 2011
Things I do to Cheer Myself Up
1. Call up a friend or sister or mother to talk about it (or to get your mind off it).
2. Watch a good movie, preferably one that you've already seen and liked.
3. Eat a good meal. Something different and delicious, something out of the ordinary. A good meal can always brighten up a bad mood.
4. Go for a walk (After an argument I do this to cool down). Doing this will make your body release endorphins and adrenaline through your body which will make you feel better physically and emotionally.
5. Be spontaneous. Sometimes a consistent and boring routine can make you feel bad. Do something out of the blue, but don't make any rash decisions ;) Like Give surprise visit to close friend.
6. Take a nice long shower. You will feel happier and refreshed.
7. Get out of the house! The fresh air will make you feel better. Go somewhere with a friend, a family member, or even by yourself like beauty parlor, shopping, temple or just window shopping. Staying inside is like trapping yourself inside your depression.
8. Listen to music. Don't listen to sad music–try listening to energetic tunes or a song that inspires you or reminds you of good times.
9. Have a good cry. Sometimes the sadness stays inside your head if you try to force yourself to be happy. Try to let the tears out at the most appropriate time, mainly the best time when you are alone. Do this, and you might feel more relieved of your sad feelings, as if it "got off your chest".
10. Put your feelings into perspective. Is what you're upset about really as important as you think? Did it seem too heavily affect more on yourself than those around you? If you sulk about little problems, like not receiving a perfect behavior from senior or something from past, then you're going to feel sad a lot more easily. Not all of your problems require you to use your head. If you use reason to cheer yourself up, chances are you'll feel a lot less stressed.