6 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
Start writing a post

6 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

Cats, comedy, and caring people.

6 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
Whose Line Drew Carey

Sometimes the holiday season is just overwhelming. There’s so much to do in what feels like such a little time. Maybe you’re separated from your friends and loved ones for the month, and you just can’t get yourself to cheer up. Maybe it’s just one of those days. Everyone’s had them.

So how do you get yourself out of the rut? How do you prevent yourself from turning into a Grinch? There’s so many ways to make yourself feel better, you just have to know what it is you want to do. Are you looking for something to make you laugh? Or do you want to feel elated, to have your faith in humanity restored? There’s plenty of all of that.

Let’s start with the basics. You just need a little pick me up, a tiny dose of ‘awh!’ Where do we start? Cat pictures of course!

  1. This photo set is one of my favorites. This little guy is experiencing the snow for the first time.
    Just look how cute this is. Those facial expressions. That last one speaks to me. I can’t not smile while looking at this.

  2. This video of a part in "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
    I don’t know what it is about this video that gets me every time. Maybe it’s Colin’s ability to just continue as if nothing’s wrong while Ryan is trying very hard to contain himself. Maybe it’s just Ryan wheezing while saying, “Why don’t you tell the people about it?” The Ryan and Colin Bromance is one for the ages, that’s for sure.

  3. This compilation of Russian dashcam videos.
    Maybe the reason you’re feeling down is because of how horrible the news makes humanity out to be. This video makes me happy to know that there’s still people out there who will stop and help a little old lady across a busy road. The song, "Arrival of the Birds / Transformation" by The Cinematic Orchestra, is also very euphoric.

  4. The fact that munchkin cats exist.
    Just look at this cat.

  5. Singing an old song as loud as you can.
    Remember that song you used to listen to every day in 7th grade? The one we all claimed to be our jam at one point? Find it, blare it, sing it. Dance stupid, while you’re at it.

  6. Any video staring The Try Guys by Buzzfeed.
    Last night, I watched so many Buzzfeed videos that I got a neck cramp from laughing. My favorite series is the “The Try Guys Try Motherhood.” Oh, it’s glorious.

Of course there are so many more ways to cheer yourself, but think of this as a starter kick. These almost always work for me, so hopefully they work for you as well. Grab one of those comfy blankets of yours, make some hot chocolate. Use the holidays/vacation time to relax and recuperate. Watch some Netflix. You got this. Embrace your inner Bobby McFerrin: don’t worry, be happy.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Boyfriend's Christmas Wishlist: 23 Best Gift Ideas for Her

Here are the gifts I would like to ask my boyfriend for to make this season unforgettable.

Young woman opening a Christmas gift

Recently, an article on Total Sorority Move called 23 Things My Boyfriend Better Not Get Me For Christmas, was going around on social media. I hope the author of this was kidding or using digital sarcasm, but I am still repulsed and shocked by the lack of appreciation throughout this article. I would like to represent the girlfriends out there who disagree with her standpoint -- the girlfriends who would be more than happy to receive any of these gifts from their boyfriends.

Keep Reading...Show less
Two teenage girls smiling

The 2000s were a time that many young adults today can look back on, joyfully reminisce and somewhat cringe at the trends and the fads that we all used to love and adore. Here's a list of things from the golden 2000s that will have one feeling nostalgic about all of those times.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

7 Types Of Students You Will Meet In College

You wish you could be #5, but you know you're probably a #6.

cool group of lazy college students in class

There are thousands of universities around the world, and each school boasts its own traditions and slogans. Some schools pride themselves on sports, while others emphasize their research facilities. While there is a myriad of differences among each and every school, there will always these seven types of students in class.

Keep Reading...Show less
woman in white tank top and orange jacket holding a bible
Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

Life is hard. There is no surprise there. It’s confusing and scary and hectic, but there are some amazing qualities, too. Sometimes you feel alone and don’t know what to do. School gets in the way of what you want to do or you’re dropping friends you thought you trusted. Everyone has their moments. Everyone has felt in the lowest place and couldn’t find the strength to get back up. But I want to help with that. Here are 10 Bible verses I hope will brighten your day, or at least make you feel stronger and happier.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments