Tips To Cheer You Up When You’re Feeling Low
Tips To Cheer You Up When You’re Feeling Low
Feeling low? Feeling lost? Everyone has been there at some point in their life. Even when you play all your cards right, things might not work out the way you expected. Maybe that relationship didn’t work out or you didn’t hear back from the company you gave a job interview last week. Hardships are part and parcel of life, and at every nook and corner of life, there would be people who would try hard to break you. Unfortunately, many people do break down at such times.
However, these are also the times when your real essence plays a part in fighting back and getting back up. It is humane to feel low at times when things aren’t going in the desired direction. But not giving up is also one of the character traits of people with substance. No matter how tough a spot you are in right now in your life, be grateful for what you have and where you are. Acceptance is what would allow you to make a fresh start when you’re feeling low.
During such times, many people would try to distract you from your goals. They will criticize you to the extent that you might start doubting yourself, if not already. Treat such people with kindness, but don’t forget to exit politely. When you are kind and grateful, you respect others’ opinions and accept criticism gracefully. But you never forget your self-worth. Knowing who you are would not let you get disarrayed from your goals, no matter how low you might be feeling at the moment.
However, if the pain of being down and out is too much to bear and what others say is affecting you overwhelmingly, you need to know how to zone out and cheer yourself up. It would help you regroup your thoughts and ensure you don’t focus on negativity and open the doors for the positive thoughts to come in.
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Cheering yourself up when you are feeling low is essential to lead a happy and healthy life, and would protect your mental well-being as well. It is certainly not easy to pull yourself together when you are depressed, lonely, and feeling low, but it isn’t impossible as well. Here are a few ways you can try to cheer yourself up.
Talk With Your Loved Ones When You’re Feeling Low
Everyone has a special someone in their life with whom there are no barriers. Sharing just about anything is encouraged with them. It doesn’t only have to be your boyfriend or girlfriend. It can be your mother, father or sibling. Talking with your loved one about how you are feeling would, first of all, help you feel lighter already. It is the burden of carrying all those negative thoughts inside, bottled up, that causes the most damage.
When you share your feelings and emotions, it helps you gain clarity and vision. You find out where you are going wrong and you also get to know your self-worth and potential all over again. Sometimes, you already know the solution to your problem or state of mind, but just need someone to listen to you.
Be Kind And Grateful
Be kind to others, even the ones who might not feel the same for you. Kindness is essential for emotional healing as it doesn’t let you hold grudges. When you don’t hold grudges, it sets you free. There is no baggage you need to carry when you don’t hold grudges, because kind people easily forgive, if not forget. Kindness begets gratitude, and it is this combination that would help you feel good about yourself.
You can start by being kind to others or doing something nice for someone without expecting anything in return. Small gestures of kindness go a long way in helping you bring about a positive difference in your life. It opens up doors to new perspectives, which enables you to understand life better. Feeling low gets replaced by love and gratitude.
Go For A Run
Exercising is one of the most underrated anti-depressants known to humankind. It makes your mind and body feel better at the same time and helps clear your thoughts. It is primarily because exercising or going for a quick run would induce the release of hormones like serotonin and endorphins in the body. Exercise stimulates the pleasure centers in our brain responsible for human beings to feel good and happy.
Play With Your Pets
One of the best ways to get out of that gloomy mood is to play with your pets. Playing with pets can uplift your mood drastically and increase the production of feel-good hormones in our body, especially when you’re feeling low. Play with your pets for a while or take your dog for a walk. It would clear your thoughts while giving you both some much-needed exercise and fresh air.
Instead of kicking yourself, go out, and pamper yourself. It can be going and splurging in a shopping mall or going for a full-day spa. Do anything and everything that gives you joy. Forget about everything that has been bothering you like you don’t care. Go and have that bowl of ice cream that you have been restricting yourself from. Eat that steak from the local BBQ restaurant that you have been craving for. Don’t overthink and indulge in activities that give you joy. Few scoops of ice cream or a steak once in a while are good if it gets you out of feeling low.
Listen To Music
Again, the music you love will always induce positivity in you and uplift your mood. The music you love would help you reminiscence times when you felt good, and will naturally make you feel good without having to try hard. It acts as a cleanser to clear your thoughts and negativity surrounding you. There are many genres of music available today, including mood uplifting music and songs that would boost your energy, induce positive feelings, and foster motivation.
Understand that in the course of our lives, there would be times when feeling low is nothing but natural. It doesn’t always need cheering up. Sometimes, feeling low is an essential part of healing. It is okay to feel the pain at times to move ahead in life with a clear mind. However, if you are feeling low due to stress, lifestyle or for any other unnatural reason and it is starting to become chronic – it’s time to remedy it before it takes a more prominent shape.
If nothing seems to help, one should not hesitate to take professional help. It provides you a better view of what’s going on and, more often than not, allows you to open up in a way you never thought possible. It is what makes way to feel good about yourself and cheer up, knowing well that the worst is behind you.