It’s not always easy to smile since there are so many things that might get you down, like problems from school or from work, routine, exhaustion, etc. Every day I see a lot of sad faces and I always want and try to change this and help people who feel sad or down to see the other wonderful things that they have.
Check out a few unfailing ways to brighten your day. I hope they will be very helpful for you!
1. Go outside
If you are feeling a little down, going outside for a while can help you feel much better. Some people say that the sun makes them feel really happy. And there are many studies that say that an hour a day of natural sunlight can work as a good antidepressant.
If it is a rainy or a cloudy day, go outside for at least a few minutes. Enjoy the rain and the sound of the raindrops! It will help you focus on something else than only your problems!
2. Look at some old pictures
Another best way to brighten your day is to look at some old pictures of your family, you, or even your friends. You may feel much better by remembering all the happy times since we usually take photos when we feel very happy and want to remember those moments forever.
If you want to be happy all the time, choose pictures that you like and put them somewhere you can easily see them as often as possible. You can even stick them to your mirror.
3. Do a good deed
On one of the days when you feel down do a good deed! Volunteer, for instance. Studies say that those who volunteer are happier than those who don’t.
Volunteering will bring you an extra dose of empathy, the quality that helps to appreciate all the positive things in life. Do a good deed and you will brighten not only your day but another person’s day too!
No matter how upset you are, exercising will make you feel better. Exercising, will reduce your stress level, increase the quality of your sleep, and this can also help you increase your self-esteem. Take a long walk in the park or go to a gym and this will make you feel more energized.
5. Spend more time with people you love
There is nothing more helpful when you are feeling a little down than having around someone you love, who is willing to comfort you, to listen to you, and just to accept you the way you’re. Try to surround yourself only with people who love you and make you feel better, especially during those difficult times! Never isolate yourself when you are upset!
6. Listen to your favorite songs
I’m sure that you have some favorite songs that make you happier every time you hear them. And there is perhaps no better time to listen to your favorite songs than when you’re feeling a little down.
You can even dance! It might be a little difficult in the beginning, but try to have fun! You’ll think much clearer and feel much better afterward!
7. Read something you really like
If you are a little bit upset, take a little break and read something you like. It can be articles from your favorite magazine, or your favorite book. Reading will help you to forget about all your problems, even if it’s only for a little while!
Do you have any other tips for brightening a day? Please share them with us!