23 Ways To Cheer Up On A Crummy Day!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Hello Lovelies!

I am SO thankful to have such wonderful people in my life. All of the lovely comments you left on my last post really helped and inspired me. Thank you all for being so supportive and encouraging! I'm glad that I took some time away from my blog to just deal with everything that was going on in my life. I really missed blogging everyday, but it was so good for me to rest. 

I felt inspired by my recent bout of depression to compile a list of ways to cheer up. 

23 Ways To Cheer Up On A Crummy Day!

♥  Sometimes the only way to get over a grumpy mood is to vent to someone!! Just be careful who you vent to. Pick someone who cares about you and respects your confidence.

♥  Go somewhere magical and get lost! When I'm stuck in the crummy doldrums, I go for a walk and explore places I've never been!

♥  Take an extra long bath or shower! Instead of just focusing on cleansing yourself, take some time to  relax and breathe. Turn the bath into your temporary sanctuary and turn away all of your grumpy thoughts!

♥  Make a playlist of your absolute favorite music! Kick up your feet and listen to your tunes!

♥  Think about what you would tell a friend who needed to be cheered up! Take your own advice!

♥  Tell your favorite person in the world that you need to be cheered up! Ask them to whisk you away on a mini vacation from your grumpies! The people in your life who love you are the ones who know how to cheer you up to best!

♥  Bake some cookies for your friends or family! Doing something positive for someone else will definitely make you feel better about yourself!

♥  Watch your favorite childhood movie or television show! There is something comforting in the nostalgia! One of my favorites is Thumbelina !

♥  Make funny faces with someone silly! Take pictures! If you are solo, make faces in a mirror! You will look ridiculous, but it inspired lots of giggles! This is something that always works for me!

♥  Write yourself a letter detailing all the things in your life that make it wonderful! Write all of the things you are thankful for! Hide it away to be read on your next crummy day!

♥  Take some time to relax in a quiet solitude! I try to avoid a lot of people on my grumpy days because I don't want to take out my bad mood on someone.

♥  Get lost in your imagination! Often you just need to escape from reality for a little while! Make up a fantasy world where your life is full of adventures and magic (the windmill made me think of Don Quixote!)

♥  Try to doodle in your journal or sketchpad! Sometimes words fail and doodles are a good way of expressing frustrations or anger. They don't have to be neat, pretty, or artistic! Just doodle whatever you are feeling! Scribble if you feel inspired!

♥  Indulge in your favorite dessert! There's no need to feel guilty about this one! Grumpies are a serious condition which deserves a little something extra like cakes!

♥  Take some time to appreciate nature! Fresh air does wonderful things for the body! It's often a wonderful remedy for the staleness in one's life. Go somewhere with a pond and feed the birds bread crumbs!

♥  Have some chocolate milk! It will make your ♥ happy!

♥  Have a tea party in bed with someone who likes to snuggle! Bring some yummy tea, your favorite cakes, and put on your favorite movie!

♥  Laugh!! Have a tickle war! Giggle! Guffaw! Laughter is the arch nemesis of the Grumpies!!

♥  Sometimes you just need to go home after an extra crummy day! Transform your home into a safe haven! It will be a place you can escape to after a day of blahness!

♥  Plan a trip to somewhere you've always dreamed of visiting! Start making real plans to make this dream happen! Positive planning is a wonderful way to cheer up and get yourself out of a rut!

♥  Old school milk and cookies will always do the trick!! Whenever I had a bad day in my childhood, my mom would always have a plate of warm cookies and and cold glass of milk ready for me!

♥  Don't beat yourself up! Everyone has crummy days! You are entitled to your grumpies sometimes!

♥ Things will get better! Just keep that in mind when you feel your worst! The sun will alway comes out tomorrow! I know that's cheesy, but I'm a super cheese puff!

Hang in there, Lovelies!!

Hope you are all having more sunny days and less cloudy ones!!

p.s. My best friend came into town this weekend to visit with my boyfriend and I!! We spent the afternoon and evening together being all kinds of silly! 


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13 Quirky Comments

  1. What a great list of things to be happy about! The pictures at the end are so cute. You guys look really happy! :)

    So glad you're feeling a little better.

  2. This post was exactly what I needed this morning :] When I woke up I was feeling so overwhelmed but now I'm determined that I'm going to make sure everything works out okay. No not okay, brilliantly! Thank you!

  3. Love it! I am so glad you are feeling better. Hey, if you haven't already. You should go to the clinic and talk to Mr. Pool. I saw him years ago and he was the best counselor I've ever had. Your blog always makes me smile.

  4. loved this post, had to favorite it! :)
    i love the photo of the cute little house especially!!

  5. hey. I am from Norway and i accidently came over your blog. I absolutely love it. I took an exchange student year in America, Ohio and i got home 3 months ago. It was amazing but when i got back to Norway ive been sinking so low and felt depressed so much because i miss it soo damn much.
    but my main point here is that every time i read your blog you make me feel better. thank you for inspiring me and i am glad that you are doing better.



  6. Aww i'm so glad that you feel better :D
    This post is so pretty!
    You are such an inspiration!

  7. Awweee. This makes me smile. Awesome List Jackie. ^.^

  8. I needed this post today! Love all the good thoughts and pretty pictures! :)

  9. oh how ur pictures make me smile!


  10. This post is just adorable! I really needed some of these tips today. Mondays are always pretty tough for me and usually end up putting me in a foul mood. I'm in a much better mood now thanks to you!

  11. Hey my mom was really sad today, so i brought her some milk and cookies which helped. Thanks for the advice! :)


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