What cheers you up?
I'm wondering. What do you guys do to cheer yourselves up?
Anything that can make me laugh will cheer me up: funny commercials, Jim Carey movies, laughing at myself when I do something stupid, listening to small children talk, completing a hub!
To cheer myself up ....
Play with my kids, or just look at them... They are a constant source of joy.
Go out with or call and talk to friends.
Buy a new pair of hi-heels .. or put on my fav pair of old ones.
Throw on a dress and go to the store.
Paint my nails.
Exercise .... run, walk, jump rope, roller blading, dance, swim, yoga, etc
Go for a ride
Wow that's a really long list ,,,
Normally the girl that I love always cheers me up. I am almost never down or in need of cheering up. When I'm alone I generally try to take my mind of things with either music or a tv show ...
Before I was laid off, I loved to go to the mall and buy a new lipstick or eyeliner. Now, I must watch my budget and I derive happiness from being frugal. It makes me proud of myself to see something I would have bought while I was working, that I can now walk away from, knowing I cannot afford it. It makes me feel like a bonafide adult.
I am 'cheered up' by helping my mom with her grocery shopping, errands or going to the doctor now that she can no longer drive. She is very appreciative and that makes me feel good knowing I am needed.
If I am feeling insecure because I no longer indulge in luxuries, such as trips to the salon, or new clothes, nothing cheers me up like a stranger telling me I am beautiful.
When I come back home after a busy day, helping my mom or my daughter or ex-mother-in-law, my new rescue Scottish Terrier, is so happy to see me that it brightens and makes my day. My canine companion lets me know I am loved.
My BFF, who lives in N. Carolina calls me everyday. We have known each other as best friends for 20-years. We talk about everything. If I am angry, tired or at the end of my wits, she makes me feel valued, special and loved and I love doing the same for her.
Ironically, when I was still working, I had all the spending money I needed to buy whatever I wanted, but little free time to enjoy shopping. I was always rushing and the things I bought were a temporary fix for real happiness. Now, I have little money, but enjoy life more with time to enjoy artistic endeavors, such as painting with oils on canvas or writing.
Though reality dictates that we need money to eat, house and clothe ourselves, time is of equal value to feed our soul with those things that make life worth living.
Art, literature, music, and fellow compassionate souls are what cheer me up. The connection to feel from another person is caressive and encouraging, the sound of music ripples through my blood, echoes in my heart and mind, and enlivens me; it reminds me that I am alive. Literature... to see into the eyes of the writer is enlightening. This learning and connection rises me up but it is art... in all its forms that inspire me, that drives me on, that gives me awe, and that leaves me speechless. It is this beauty of creation, of birth, of color, of vivaciousness and soul that touches me in a way that no one could ever think of doing so.
Time alone works best for me. Doing what I personally enjoy. Reading internet stories, riding my motorcycle around the block, catch a concert at the local bar, go to a race at the local track, take a ride in the truck with your dog. It's the little things that can bring you out of a funk, it doesn't have to be anything huge or spectacular.
My parents and me are in different Countries. So many a times I get home sickness. At that time if I chat or talk with them, it cheers me up!!
My kids cheer me up. Little children with innocent answers could really lighten up my mood when they show me their little gestures and cute talks. Ice-creams also cheers me up !
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