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10 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

Mental Health is something we all need to make less of a stigma. We all have rough mental health days and days in general we just feel down or blah. That’s totally fine and normal. When I have those days I love to find ways to cheer myself up and I hope you enjoy these ways to cheer YOURSELF up so when you have those days come along you know what to do!

10 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

  • Play with animals: I am not a huge animal person, but how can you be sad when playing with puppies? It’s just not possible. Or watch kids with puppies! THE BEST!
  • Go workout: I mean Elle Woods said it best, endorphins make you happy. But truthfully when I have been in a funky mood and gone to work out I am always so happy after. Workouts really can cheer you up. I love listening to a new playlist or a new podcast episode during a good workout too!
  • Spend time with family: When I am sad my biggest mood booster is playing with Liam, Charlotte, and Andrew! Going to the park or taking the kids outside and hearing their sweet little laughs! THE BEST!
  • Color: I love a good adult coloring book or even kids ones!
  • Watch something funny: Liam and I love watching the Happy Dog TikTok and seeing how excited Liam gets makes me laugh!
  • Meet a friend for a walk: I love going for walks with girlfriends. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and go walk and talk with a friend. I promise you will feel better! I try to do this at least once a week and honestly with how busy we all are it really fills my cup.
  • Make a list of everything good: Everything good in your life. Maybe you can reevaluate why you are in a sad mood when you see everything good in your life! I also try to remember that all the things I have for now I prayed for once. It gives you great perspective!
  • Declutter: Sometimes just crap everywhere can put you in a funky mood. Try to declutter a few spaces and see if that helps!
  • Volunteer: Because when you are helping others you can’t possibly be sad!
  • Paint your nails: Or go get a manicure! Because chipped nails will put anyone in a bad mood!

What would you add to this list? What are some ways to cheer yourself up that you utilize? Here are a few other posts that have a lot to do with being happy! 

This post was originally posted in 2019 but has been updated for 2021!

 

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  1. I love decluttering on days I feel down. It makes me feel productive, haha! I would exercise too but I’m so lazy…

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  2. Such great suggestions! These things cheer me up all the time, especially playing with my puppy and decluttering. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Brit wrote:

    These are great! I personally like the playing with animals idea. My cat George has cheered me up in the darkest of times – just from being cute and cuddly.

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  4. Mims wrote:

    I love this! definitely following all of them 🙂 My favorite one is playing with animals! I love cuddling with my puppy

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  5. Stephanie wrote:

    Such a great list! Except, give me kittens over puppies any day and I will be happy. I am not a dog person at all but love all the kitties! The only one I don’t do is my nails because I just don’t paint them often anymore. But, maybe I should put some color on my toenails for something bright and fun.

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  6. Krysten wrote:

    The other day I had an AWFUL day at work, so I pulled up prank videos on YouTube. Instantly felt better (and now I kinda want to prank the hubby).

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  7. Beth wrote:

    I love all these ideas, especially playing with animals! I find that journaling always helps me find the source of what’s making me unhappy. When I’m ready to let it go and cheer up, you can’t go wrong with putting on some loud music and dancing it out!

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  8. Love this list! Personally, I’m at my happiest when I’ve had a productive day and can relax, without any lingering to-do lists, at night with my family.

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  9. These are great suggestions, I especially love spending time with family. Also going for a walk just makes me feel better

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  10. Rhonda wrote:

    Great list! I like to do a puzzle or listen to music to cheer myself up. Playing with my pet as you mentioned helps too

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  11. Joanne wrote:

    Great suggestions! My family and my dog can always cheer me up! Watching a few old episodes of Friends is always good for cheering up too!

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  12. Jacque Hastert wrote:

    Just what I needed to read. I am suffering from the winter blues.

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  13. Alexis wrote:

    A nice bubble bath with lavender or vanilla essential oils, reading a nice book, reading the good word, and confiding in your husband or mother are my pickme ups. Also going to Ask-Mart and getting a new shirt but that is dangerous haha. Great list i like painting my nails

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  14. My current cheer up is a yoga workout. Works almost every time. I haven’t painted my nails in ages, definitely shoudl!

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  15. Christa wrote:

    Yes to all of these! My dog can always make me smile. 😀

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  16. fazil wrote:

    These are great! I personally like the playing with animals idea.

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  17. fazil wrote:

    These are great! I personally like the playing with animals idea. My cat George has cheered me up in the darkest of times – just from being cute and cuddly.

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  18. leafthatneverfall wrote:

    I always watch something funny or clean my house until I feel better. Thank you for sharing the post, I will try other ways next time.

    Published 2.13.19
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  19. Elizabeth O wrote:

    I think your list covers key ways to get the mind and body moving in a new and cheerful direction. I find that writing helps me shift my mood and even a good book transports me to another clime.

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  20. Melanie wrote:

    I needed this today! Going for a walk is great. Also de cluttering deffo helps the mind for sure xx

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  21. Kayla wrote:

    Spending an entire day dedicated to my babies and my husband is my favorite way to kinda detox the stress in life. Family is so important to me,

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  22. Wow, these 10 tips very useful, it really cheers you up.

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  23. Maria Koss wrote:

    I find all those things extremely helpful! My neighbour just got a puppy and that little girl is my therapy now 🙂

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  24. Taylor wrote:

    I LOVE these ideas! I do a lot of these when I’m having a hard day. I also try to clean up my space (or even just clear off the counter or my nightstand!) and I’ve been doing a paint by number which is super fun!

    Published 5.26.21
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