A few days ago a friend posted a question asking 'How do people seem to stay happy?' Now, this got me thinking, moods can be affected by just about anything good and bad (and I'm quite prone to bad luck at the moment!) and we all have our ups and our downs, but what can we do to cheer ourselves up when we're feeling blue? This is my list of things that make me smile even when the worst is going on!
My family! My Husband and Harry always manage to cheer me up, so do my parents, sisters, extended family and friends too.
Rilakkuma. I don't know what it is about this little bear and his friends, but his chubby little face makes me smile. Sometimes the animation shorts are fun to watch too if you want to take your mind off things.
Reading a good book, manga, playing a video game or watching something so awful its funny.
Window shopping - or online window shopping. You don't even need to spend anything! Just have a look around and see what you can find, there's always something to look at.
Crafting and baking. These always cheer me up, I love making new things and planning them out can help take your mind off other bothers.
Food! I love stir fry and fresh fruit (especially watermelon and mangos) and the good news is unlike most comfort food they are pretty kind to your waist line!
These are just a few things you could try to lighten your mood, but take a moment for yourself, even if its just a nice hot bath or a quiet walk. But try and remember, bad times, are just times that are bad, it won't last forever!
Ta-ta for now