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BE YOUR OWN CHEERLEADER: TEN WAYS TO FEEL BETTER INSTANTLY

There are times when despair makes you feel low and suffocated. It seems as if everyone is critical about you. You become unable to see the glass as half full and believe it is half empty and possibly cracked. We have all been there at some point. At times like this, wouldn’t it be nice to find a magical way to cheer up?

SEVEN METHODS TO BECOME CHEERFUL

CALL SOMEONE YOU LOVE

The first thing to do when you are low is to call up someone who is close to you in your family. They will not only provide support but could give you great advice to help you out of the deadlock. Speaking to someone who knows the best and worst of you is sure to brighten your day.

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

It is common to dwell on disastrous situations when you are down, but instead look back and think about your achievements. That is sure to make you smile.

FRIENDS STIMULATE

Surround yourself with friends who stand by you during tough times.  When you are low, just thinking about them and the good times you shared, will cheer you up.

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BASK IN SMALL VICTORIES

When you feel like an absolute failure, even small victories count. Try writing a journal about new things you have learned. It can be as simple as cooking dinner or learning something new on the internet. Productivity definitely cheers us up.

STAY FIT

Join a gym, yoga class or even learn martial arts. A physical routine gives you something concrete to do and makes you feel worthwhile while a good body boosts your self-image.

MEDITATION IS MAGNIFICENT

In order to feel cheerful, you need to feel calm. During anxiety attacks or bouts of frequent depression, nothing works better than meditation to relax the mind. It is an important way to be cheerful.

TREAT YOURSELF

Gift yourself something like a delicious pizza date at the new Italian restaurant or watching a movie. Maybe get a makeover. These methods to cheer you because you focus on giving yourself much deserved love.

Miley Cyrus’s country classic “The Climb” has a beautiful line, “There’s always gonna be another mountain, I’m always gonna wanna make it move”. If you cheer up during your low moments, moving mountains will be a cakewalk.

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