8 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up When You're Feeling Down

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Ways To Cheer Yourself Up
We've all had days where we haven't been feeling ourselves and have been a bit down in the dumps. It's important that when we feel this way we try not to avoid it. Instead it's good to appreciate you. Appreciate yourself. Take some time away from the chaos of life. Spend sometime making yourself feel good again. I know I definitely need to do this more often. Maybe you do too. Have a read of 8 ways to cheer yourself up when you're feeling down.

1. Allow yourself to feel

The first step is to allow yourself to feel the way you do. If you feel sad, angry, hurt, grumpy, emotional, whatever it is you're feeling inside acknowledge it. Don't hide or run from it. This will only make it worse. Allow yourself to move through how you're feeling. Feel free to scream, cry or speak out about how you're feeling to someone you trust. There's nothing wrong with showing emotion. It's actually very healthy. I love having a good ol' cry!

2. Get up and do something!

Once you've accepted how you feel, the next thing to do is simply to get up and do something. You've had a good cry, now it's time to move forward and not allow yourself to drown in self pity. I have such a bad habit of doing this, but I always feel so much better once I've got off my butt and done something productive. This could be a range of different things. Do some exercise, take the dog for a walk, bake something tasty, meet up with a friend, go for a bike ride, whatever it is do it! Don't stay in bed feeling sorry for yourself. You'll regret it, trust me.

8 Things To Do To Cheer Yourself Up

3. Seek help from others

When I'm feeling down or worried, I try to seek as much advice and support as I can. If you suffer with mental health like me this can be really essential in making yourself feel a little better. Call up a friend or ask someone to come over, whatever the situation or whoever it is, make sure you feel comfortable and happy to be there, as well as talk to them. Getting things off your chest and out in the open is so important for also being aware of how you feel. Also others will be able to offer you support, encouragement and even advice to help you deal with whatever is bothering you.

4. Laughter is the best medicine!

You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine! Laughing can be great for decreasing stress, as well as helping to release endorphin's, the bodies natural feel-good chemical. These chemicals help with improving well-being and can temporarily relieve pain. Sit down with a cuppa tea, put on your favourite film, tv show, youtube video, you know the one that is sure to make you laugh or beam from ear to ear! Or meet up with a close friend or family member who you know will make you laugh instantly, as well as offer that support you also need.

5. Take some time out 

Being away from a busy and hectic routine every so often can be beneficial to our well-being. After you get in from work or school, why not run yourself a hot bubble bath, chose some of your favourite pamper products and relax for as long as possible. You could also even grab your favourite book and have a good read whilst you're doing so, or sit and listen to your favourite songs to really boost that mood. Nothing better than a good sing a long!

8 Things To Do To Cheer Yourself Up

6. Treat yourself 

I always believe there is nothing wrong with treating ourselves in times of low mood and stress! Retail therapy is a great thing to do to take your mind off things and make yourself feel good again. Of course, if money stress is an issue, then be careful and know your limits. But if you really want to treat yourself, then I say go for it. If you want that new eyes shadow palette then go get it, if you want to treat yourself to a new camera then go for it, need that new outfit in your life, then go bloody get it! In the words of Blair Waldorf, whoever said money doesn't buy happiness didn't know where to shop. 

7.  Make yourself feel good

Looking and feeling your best is what we all strive for! We all hate it when we feel bad about ourselves and our self confidence is lacking. To avoid feeling this way, pick out your favourite outfit, you know the one where you feel super comfortable in but also feel you look good too. Grab your favourite lipstick colour, in my opinion the bolder the better! Slip on some cute underwear that you know will instantly make you feel good. Anything lacy and pretty takes my pick when I'm feeling this way!

8. Look for inspiration and feel inspired

Having a browse on Instagram or Pinterest can bring my motivation up massively. I love looking through quotes or reading inspiration stories when I'm feeling down. Not only do you feel like you can relate which makes you feel less alone, but it also gives you a bit of a kick up the butt to go make that change about how you're feeling. Whenever you feel like you're struggling, always go back to these quotes and use them to help you overcome whatever situations you face with a bit of positivity. 



How do you like to cheer yourself up?


Lauren x

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34 comments

  1. This was so helpful, the last one is the one I tend to do the most, getting inspired always cheers me up and motivates me to sort myself out! Also a cup of tea every 10 minutes tends to do the trick too haha x

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    1. Aw I'm so pleased it was!! Me too lovely. It's crazy how some words can bring so much motivation xx

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  2. This is such a lovely post. I tend to allow myself to indulge for a little while in my feeling glum and then I have a little chat with myself.
    I love to then buy a trash mag or book and just lose myself in that for a while. Always works for me. kate xx

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    1. Thanks so much!! I'm the exact same. I let myself feel the way I do for a while, then try pick myself back up!!xx

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  3. This is really lovely :) i completely agree, laughter definitely is the best medicine! it always helps cheer anyone up !
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much Paula!! Yes I love laughing xx

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  4. Such a positive post! I love it Lauren xx
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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    1. Aw I'm so pleased you like it Morgan!!xx

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  5. Such a nice post! I agree with all of these especially laughter! I will use these tips next time I'm feeling a bit down! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Laughter definitely is a great tip! Whenever I'm in a bad mood, once I've ranted to my boyfriend, he normally tries to make me laugh, knowing that I'll instantly feel better for it! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Thank you!! Aw that's so cute bless!!xx

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  7. Great advice, it's so important to talk to someone when you're feeling down. Treating myself always makes me feel better (particularly if it's makeup related!!)

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  8. Some great advice here! I love the style of your blog and your writing:)

    Emily xo
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    1. Thanks so much lovely!! That's so kind :) xx

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  9. Great tips, loving this advice it's so helpful!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad it's helpful xx

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  10. the first tip is so important. you can't just stop feeling and if you force yourself it will eat you up later. feeling down or sad is so normal and sometimes its just the way it is.


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  11. You've absolutely nailed this post Lauren!! So good! I tend to ignore my mood when I'm feeling down and just try and get on with things, when really I'd feel so much better if I just had a good cry, let it out, got over it, and picked myself back up. Also once I've got my makeup on and one of those sassy, feel-good outfits on I feel much more like I can take on the world!

    Hannah xx
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    1. Aw thanks so much Hannah!! Yes having a good cry is so important to moving forward and letting out all those feelings!!xx

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  12. The other day I was having a bad day so I went home and took a bath and watched my comedy show on netflix, it was so recharging to just treat myself and now I am happier =o) great tips! Thanks for sharing =o)

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    1. Aw I'm glad you're feeling better!! Thank you so much xx

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  13. I loved this post I like using the shopping one because who doesn't like to treat theirselves? Thanks for sharing x
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    1. Haha that is so true!! Thank you lovely xx

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  14. Just reading this post has made me feel a lot better, there are so many things you can do to lift your mood!

    Parie x
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    1. I'm so glad it has :) that is exactly why I wrote it to help!!xx

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  15. Great advice!! I always write in my journal and listen to music when I'm feeling down.
    Love your blog!
    Julia | Julia in Bluhm

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    1. Aw thanks so much!! They're two great ideas xx

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  16. This is such a lovely post! I'm so glad I found your blog because not only is your design really pretty but your content is great too! I think everyone suffers from down days - I know I do - and one of the things that makes me feel better is reading a good book or watching some funny YouTubers! It just helps lighten my mood if I've had a crappy day at work xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much Lily!! That is so lovely. Yes I love watching Youtube video's to cheer me up xx

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  17. Really good advice Lauren! I couldn't agree more. Sometimes my retail therapy goes overboard though haha

    Chrizzia xx / http://www.thistledsoul.net

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