80 Things To Cheer You Up When You Are Feeling Down

Being sad is a normal human reaction and one that I am sure you experience from time to time. Here is a list of 80 things to cheer you up to reference whenever you feel like you need a little pick me up.

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We’ve all been there – that downward spiral that feels like mud and is almost impossible to free ourselves from mentally. Well, even when it’s raining out, you can always find a rainbow or a bit of sunshine at the end of the day.

It’s that positive attitude that will flip things around and I am here to showcase 80 different things to brighten your mood for the next time you feel a bit down.

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How can I cheer myself up at home?

After spending the last few months in my house, I can say with certainty that it is possible to cheer yourself up at home. I used to think that you needed to get out of the house to find joy, but now I know that everything you need to find peace and happiness comes from within and with the simple pleasures in life.

It doesn’t always have to be about meditation and a bubble bath. I’m someone that loves to do sudoku puzzles and if I make time for that little hobby, then I really can change my mental state. Self care can take on many different forms.

I think the main thing that you have to do is acknowledge that something is wrong and then address it. You know what brings you joy. Are you someone that likes to work off of a guilty pleasures list or are you more of a napper? Do you!

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80 Things To Cheer You Up When You Are Feeling Down

Here are 80 different things to cheer you up the next time you lose yourself to negative speak. Read through the entire list and pick what feels right for you today!

The next time you are having a bad day, you might need to choose something else.

  1. Your favorite drink
  2. Time spent with family
  3. Time spent with your best friends
  4. Write a gratitude list
  5. Listen to your favorite music
  6. Go on a nature walk
  7. Smile more
  8. Practice mindfulness
  9. Double scoops of your favorite ice cream
  10. Stop being so hard on yourself – eliminate negative speak
  11. Use positive affirmations
  12. Binge watch a few series on Netflix
  13. Spend the morning outdoors
  14. Work on your travel bucket list
  15. Spend time with a pet
  16. Make a list of your best qualities – don’t be shy
  17. Get out in public and just listen people watch
  18. Plan your dream vacation
  19. Look through old photos and memories
  20. Cook an elaborate dinner
  21. Better yet, order in an elaborate dinner
  22. Have a nice, hot bubble bath
  23. Practice meditation
  24. Call an old friend
  25. Do not go on social media for the rest of the day
  26. Clean your house (it does help, I promise)
  27. Create donation bags for those in need
  28. Do an at-home fitness class
  29. Cry and let it all out
  30. Hug someone for a long time
  31. Journal your feelings
  32. Go for a long walk
  33. Get dressed up
  34. Do your hair and makeup
  35. Have a great laugh
  36. Read a great book
  37. Spend the day doing crossword puzzles
  38. Lose yourself in your apps to play with friends
  39. Head into the city for a day of fun
  40. Create a vision board
  41. Surround yourself with positive people
  42. Go shopping
  43. Read a few good jokes
  44. Have a full-blown break from the world
  45. THINK happy thoughts
  46. Sweep the front of your house
  47. Get some vitamin D – head to the beach
  48. Take a power nap
  49. Reward yourself
  50. Ask for help
  51. Break from your typical routine
  52. Go to church
  53. Do some gardening
  54. Buy concert tickets for your favorite band
  55. String some LED lights around your room and change the way the space feels
  56. Spend the day going to garage sales
  57. Write a letter to someone you need to forgive
  58. Paint a room
  59. Wear sexy lingerie underneath your clothing
  60. Rearrange furniture
  61. Get a new hobby for adults
  62. Buy fresh flowers
  63. Create several lists of things you want to do
  64. Have a one-person dance party
  65. Buy your favorite childhood cereal and eat a full bowl
  66. Lean into the emotions you are having and accept them
  67. Acknowledge that you need a mental shift and it’s in your hands to make it happen
  68. Visit grandma
  69. Talk to a therapist if you need to
  70. Say thank you to everyone you see today
  71. Buy something totally silly for the house
  72. Wear a fuzzy robe and slippers all-day
  73. Light a candle with your favorite scent
  74. Try to solve a 1000 piece puzzle
  75. Make yourself some homemade waffles or pancakes
  76. Take a BuzzFeed Quiz
  77. Do a small good deed
  78. Look at a calendar and remember tomorrow is a new day
  79. Try breathing exercises
  80. Take on a creative new project

I could probably add 100 more things to cheer you up to this post, but I will stop here. I have a feeling that you have thought of some ideas of your own by now.

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How can I perk up my mood?

Are you ready to perk up your mood using this list and start finally feeling good? It’s all about taking control of your mental state and making the first move.

What you decide to do on this list really doesn’t matter – it’s all about feeling good while in the moment and that is a mental choice.

If you are up for it, you could even take the 30 Day Positivity Challenge once you have exhausted the above things to cheer you up list! That could be your next move. Maybe tomorrow! LOL!

Right now, get some fresh air, help someone, maybe hit up a thrift store, call a friend, and realize that you are in control of your life. It will put a smile on your face – for sure!

Call a friend or a loved one and get some human contact! And if none of this works, then maybe talk to a therapist because trained professionals can work wonders. Sometimes we can’t always fix everything. Believe me, I know.

Related: I Need To Love Myself – Self Love And Self Care Tips

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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