Today I’m sharing five ways to cheer yourself up because it’s that time of year when lots of us start to feel the post Christmas blues.
When the holiday season passes and you’ve just about spent all of your money on Christmas, there comes this downside when you might start to feel exhausted, a little sad and aren’t sure how to cheer yourself up. You’re not alone though – the feeling of being miserable in January gets to the best of us.
These post-Christmas blues might be because you’re just feeling sad that Christmas and all the sparkle that comes with it is over or it could be because you’re not a fan of the cold, dark days that January brings along. It could even (and often is) because you’ve overspent at Christmas and are now uncertain how to make up for that extra spending. This can be difficult to climb out of and could spiral forward into the colder winter months if you don’t take the time to figure out ways to cheer yourself up.
Today I wanted to share five ways you can cheer yourself up so that you get out of that post-Christmas blues mindset and back on track with being happier.
Get up and Dance
Dancing or just moving, in general, can really cheer a person up. Put on some music and jam to your favourite beat. Rock in a rocking chair, take a walk or get up and dance around your house. Some of the happiest of people are often found dancing around, it’s because this helps encourage a cheerful demeanour even during the saddest of times.
Watch Your Favorite Movie
This post-Christmas blues can be difficult to swallow, you don’t want to move and all you desire is sleep. While sleep can help recoup your mind, sleeping too much will push you deeper into depression during this already sad time. Take time to curl up on the couch in a comfortable position and watch your favourite movie. This will take your mind off adult stuff and relax the body so you can be happier.
Remember childhood, that lovely feeling of making the biggest bubble ever with bubble gum? Well, you can create this fun memory as an adult. If you really want to cheer yourself up, do something that you remember from childhood such as blowing bubbles with gum. Go to the store, pick up a couple of packs of hubba bubba and spend an hour just blowing bubbles.
If that doesn’t float your boat then why not get (or make) the kind of bubbles you blow and just stand outside your front door and blow them everywhere.
Think about What You Want
While you may be stuck in a rut of post-Christmas blues, you can take the time to meditate and sit in silence. When sitting in silence you can then think about what you really want. How do you want to feel? What is it that will make you cheerful again? Then act on those thoughts and keep thinking that way to ensure each day you feel more cheerful again.
Read Something Inspirational
There are many inspirational quotes, images, and blogs on the internet. Take time to read something that feels inspirational to you. When you take the time to read or look at inspirational stuff, your mind almost automatically transforms into a more cheerful state. This is the perfect way to start each day so that you can set the positive tone for your day.
There you have it, five ways to cheer yourself up. And as a little bonus for you, here’s another way that I cheer myself up and make time for me every day.
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