50 Things To Do When You Feel Down (How to cheer yourself up)

Taking a Walk Can Cheer You Up!   How to stop being sad Being sad is something we all have to experience. It may be a day where nothing seems to go right, a painful time in your life this year or you might be experiencing down moments regularly over a long period. It’s not always easy to pick yourself up and just be happy, but it’s necessary. Being happy is perhaps the ultimate goal in life. There’s no point in having all the money in the world, good relationships and having tremendous health if you are not happy. So the first step to stop being sad is to make a choice that you no longer want to feel down. Feeling sad for no reason Sometimes, feeling sad or feeling down can be related not just to ourselves, but our environment. Physical health also plays a huge roll. When we experience hormonal imbalances or lack minerals like iron magnesium, selenium and vitamins, we give our brain the right ecosystem to be depressed. That being said, not every deficiency or lack of vitamins and minerals causes depression. It is just a symptom and changing our mood regularly can change the composition of our bodies eventually. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow” – Helen Keller Things to cheer you up Here are some things that you can do when you feel down. These things will really cheer you up even if it’s just for a while! Connect with someone close. I don’t mean your normal connecting. I mean really reach out and talk to them about what you’re feeling, your life direction and anything that comes to mind. You know, the deep stuff. Reflect on your life. Take a step back, look at your life from afar or from someone else’s perspective. This exercise can be very eye opening. It will work even better if you write your thoughts down when you reflect. Stop being hard on yourself. You already have it hard. Stop putting too much pressure on yourself and sit back every now and then. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive for more, but give yourself some room to breath. Write it down. Writing your thoughts down helps you see it from a different angle. It’s also a metaphoric way to let your thoughts out and release them or put them down in paper to solidify them. Music inspires. Listen to some music. It will bring out different emotions in you. You might get inspired. But at least it will keep you relaxed for a moment. Binge watch a tv show. Watch the whole season. Then get back to your normal life. Spend time with pets. If you don’t have one, go see a friends one, an animal shelter or even a pet cafe. Doing this not only eases the mind but it therapeutic and puts your mind at ease. Take a walk. What better way to exercise and clear your mind than by taking a walk. [...]