Do you ever get the blues? Most of us do now and then.
Sometimes those feelings signal something major you need to pay attention to or change in your life. When your “blues” are deep and long-lasting, you could be depressed. If there’s any chance of that, please get the help you need – now!
But when you’re just in a low mood, these suggestions can help you cheer up and banish those blues:
1. Listen to upbeat or calming music.
2. Move to music.
4. Move. Take a walk or a hike. Go for a swim. Go to a Zumba class.
5. Do something with a good friend.
6. Hug your grandchildren.
8. Remember all the people who love you.
9. Do something for someone else.
10. Read, watch, or think of something funny.
11. Hug your dog.
12. Focus on what is good, what you like, the positive.
13. Remember wonderful memories or experiences.
14. Get out in nature.
15. Do something!! Bake, walk, move, wash dishes, call someone, pull weeds, anything that gets you into action.
And a bonus idea . . . Sometimes we prolong a feeling by resisting it. If you let yourself go into it, if you allow yourself to really feel what you feel, that bad mood might just melt away all on its own.
Big thanks to the wise, warm, and wonderful women at Savoring Your Sixties page on Facebook for sharing some of their favorite ideas for cheering themselves up.
How do you cheer yourself up when you’ve got the blues? Tell us in Comments below.
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