How To Realistically Cheer Yourself Up

When I’m having a bad day I’ve realised that trying to cheer myself up by going shopping or eating avocado on toast just doesn’t work for me. Here are 10 things that are bound to make anybody feel good!

1. Eat a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s

Don’t worry about that silly diet, this is going to make you feel so much better than a five bean salad ever will.

2. Sing Sing Sing

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I always forget how much a good sing cheers me up. I can sing for hours and it usually leads to me doing solo karaoke, and there’s no shame in that.

3. Go outside

Sometimes a breath of fresh air is all you need. If I’m feeling down, going somewhere quiet and picturesque can cheer me up instantly. Cornwall is basically the best place in the UK for this, there are so many beautiful places to explore.

4. Take a Lush bath 

Who can be sad when they’re bathing in Galaxy water?!

5. Binge watch your favourite TV show

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Take a day out of your schedule to watch a season of Game of Thrones. Grab some snacks, make a hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and a take the duvet onto the sofa.

6. Keep fresh flowers in your home

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I wish I could have fresh flowers in my home all of time. It instantly boosts my mood when there are flowers in the room. You don’t need to rely on someone else to gift you flowers, I bought these for myself in the reduced section in Tesco and they lasted me about 10 days!

7. Tidy up

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When I’m feeling low I clean up. I feel so much better when my surroundings are tidy and fresh, I find it hard to concentrate on anything when there’s mess all around me.

8. Bake

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Baking is the ultimate feel-good hobby. I find it super therapeutic and I get to scoff cake and cookies afterwards!

9. Cuddle a dog

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A lot of the time I’d rather spend time with a dog than a human. My dog definitely knows when I’m sad and I always feel better after a puppy cuddle!

10. Phone Mum

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I’m convinced that Mums know everything. My Mum always knows when I’m not myself and we can talk for 2 hours on the phone and laugh pretty much the whole time. I’m so glad that I have a close relationship with my Mum, she knows how to make me smile and I love her for that.

 

I hope this gave you a few ideas on how to make yourself feel good! Let me know if I’ve missed anything and leave your tips in the comments!

 

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