11 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
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11 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

Bad day? Here's a few pointers.

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11 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
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It's been a bad day. Or bad week. Maybe bad month. You're tired and stressed and a little bit blue and nothing seems to be bringing out out of this gray-cloud funk. I know I always need to take a few extra steps in the winter to make sure I don't get caught up in a bad mood. Here's a small list of things you can do to look after yourself when you start to feel a little less than your usual spring-time self.


1. Watch a few episodes of your favorite show.

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Nothing is better than cuddling up with characters you love in familiar settings.

2. Do a load of laundry.

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It’s nice to have clean clothes to change into.

3. Write in a journal.

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Talk about what’s bringing you down, or write some little notes to remind yourself to keep your chin up. Just open up a dialogue with yourself.

4.Read a good book.

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Pick an oldie but goodie, or a new find. Just allow yourself to tune out the world for awhile.

5. Get outside.

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Take a walk, sit on the porch, or even open a window. Fresh air and sunshine are good for the soul.

6. Get some exercise.

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Be it a jog, some weights, or just a walk around the block, getting your blood flowing will improve your state of mind

7. Call an old friend.

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Find someone who knows you well, and give them a ring. Chances are, a short conversation will make you feel reconnected with the world.

8. Make some art.

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Paint, draw, craft- find an outlet for your focus and out-of-place energy. And come out of it with something neat that you made!

9. Play/listen to some music.

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Dink around with an instrument, if you can. If not, queue up some of your favorite tunes and just chill out with those headphones in.


10. Pet an animal.

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Maybe someone you know has a pet you can love on, or maybe just meet a dog at a park. But animals are a great source of emotional support and relaxation.

11. Cook your favorite food.

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Don't just order takeout, spend the time preparing a meal. It will make you feel like you've accomplished something, and nothing tastes better than home-made.

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