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100 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up

Updated on August 4, 2012
      “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”~Ashley Smith
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”~Ashley Smith | Source
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."~ Confucius
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."~ Confucius | Source
"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are."~ Marianne Williamson
"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are."~ Marianne Williamson | Source

What way do you like to cheer yourself up?

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1. Write a gratitude list


2. Call a friend you have not talked in a while


3. Talk to a family member you respect


4. Go for a walk


5. Be of service


6. Dress up


7. Take yourself out


8. Meditate


9. Pray


10. Explore hobbies


11. Go somewhere beautiful


12. Listen to positive music


13. Clean your room, apartment or house


14. Open the curtains


15. Read an inspirational book


16. Plan a vacation


17. Do something for someone worse off than yourself


18. Give yourself credit for the progress you have already made


19. Spend time around children


20. Spend time around the elderly


21. Go to a park


22. Do something you loved doing as a child


23. Read your favorite book-again


24. Exercise


25. Find a cause to support


26. Create a realistic goal towards your dream and do it


27. Do something creative


28. Buy a new scent and wear it


29. Redecorate your room, apartment, or house


30. Take a class-for fun


31. Do something kind for yourself


32. Acknowledge your effort


33. Wear a bright color


34. Go for a nature walk-being careful to observe the beauty around you


35. Take a nap


36. Cook something new and invite someone over


37. Write a list of 10 things you have done that make you feel proud-hang it up


38. Hang out with a positive person


39. Go to the zoo


40. Take a friend’s pet for a day


41. Go for ice cream or frozen yogurt


42. Go for coffee or tea at a cozy café


43. Take a train ride


44. Take a road trip


45. Go camping


46. Call someone and ask, “How can I help you today?”


47. Explore art


48. Wear something that makes you feel sexy


49. Look at funny youtube videos


50. Go to a play



"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."~Helen Keller
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."~Helen Keller | Source
"Be gentle first with yourself."~Lama Yeshe
"Be gentle first with yourself."~Lama Yeshe | Source
"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day."~Irish Blessing
"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day."~Irish Blessing | Source


51. Go to a comedy show


52. Go dancing


53. Do something out of character


54. Tell someone what you have been meaning to tell him/her bur have been too nervous to say


55. Write a “bucket list” and do at least one thing within the next 30 days


56. Become more social-say “yes” to the next 5 invites you get


57. Explore your spirituality-faith can be a powerful encourager


58. Start a garden


59. Make something with your hands-give it away


60. Plan a field trip


61. Plan a party


62. Go to a concert


63. Go for a bike ride


64. Read the comic strips in the Sunday paper


65. Stop comparing yourself to others-trust that you are who you are supposed to be


66. Find one thing you want to change about yourself and create a plan of action to change it


67. Accept your quirks


68. Be affectionate


69. Go to the beach


70. Find a beautiful view and observe it for at least 20 minutes


71. Take 10 pictures, noting that beauty is always surrounding you, even when you don’t notice it


72. Read inspirational quotes


73. Read autobiographies of inspirational people


74. Get your hair cut or styled differently


75. Go swimming


76. Start learning a new language


77. Research something interesting


78. Start learning a new instrument


79. Take yoga


80. Write a thank you letter to someone that has supported or inspired you


81. Decide to stop contacting at least one toxic person in your life


82. Detox from facebook and/or any other social media for a specified time


83. Buy a toy and play with it


84. Start a savings account and commit to saving 10% of your income for YOU


85. Flirt for the fun of it


86. Detox your body


87. Talk to a stranger


88. Read something provocative


89. Do a kind act, privately


90. Smile


91. Laugh


92. Be playful


93. Tell a joke


94. Sing a song-do it loud


95. Dance all over your house


96. Find a fun, free activity for tonight and do it


97. Get rid of the clutter-give something away


98. Get a planner and pencil in breaks and fun activities for yourself


99. Watch a funny movie


100. Try aroma therapy


"As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way."~Mary Anne Radmacher
"As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way."~Mary Anne Radmacher | Source

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    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love hubs like this one; great, positive message!

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks Billy :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Plenty of great ideas to choose from to get to your happy place. I vote for pray, dance, go to a play, and tell a joke. Thanks for the uplifting hub of my day! Voted up.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks Teaches, it's always useful to be reminded of all the simple ways we can feel better :)

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      These are fantastic, positive tips! I do quite a few things on your list, and am a much happier person today than I was a year ago. Thanks for sharing this! Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting :)

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      Rebecca 4 years ago

      Really nice, positive tips. Perhaps you could expand on some of your points or point out which ones your favourites are just to give your Hub a little more body and make it a little more reader-friendly?

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      dobo700 4 years ago from Australia

      Thanks, you have given me a couple of things to go away and try.

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      bhargvi sharma 4 years ago from jammu ( India)

      Nice ones... I should Try some of your ways to cheer up myself... :)

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I recommend these tips, bhargvi :) They work for me. I especially like doing as many as I can regularly :)

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      Marissa D. Carnahan 4 years ago from Nevada

      Krystal, I love this list! Especially the "Go to the zoo" tip. Any time I go to the zoo, my mood is instantly lifted. I also agree with the yoga tip. Yoga is beneficial in so many ways. Cheers!

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