Some ways to feel better instantly

I liked this post by Karen over at ThoughtCatalogue, particularly idea numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 12, 21 and 22 (in summary; make a happy music playlist, get outside, clear out things which clutter your life, eat fruit).

Number 9 was a good ‘un as well, especially for me, because this is an exercise which will benefit me as a writer.  Exactly what makes my favourite books so great?  I could break them down, analyse them and then write reviews of them on my blog!

Here are some other ideas that can make you happy instantly: –

Sonic Super Villain

Say it with venom! (Photo credit: samlavi)

Stand in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye and say the following words out loud with as much viciousness as possible: “smile you f**king c**t!”.  Seriously – it works!


Be a child again (Photo credit: Clover_1)

When you are in the bathroom, take your phone with you and play your favourite radio station or music; dance around like a child, throw some shapes, pose in front of the mirror.

Randy Orton doing push ups before performing t...

You can do them on your knees if it’s too hard… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exercise.  Can’t afford gym or martial arts?  Knees painful when running on hard pavements?  Go for walks.  In three minutes do as many of these as you feel like: press-ups, leg raises, sit-ups (but don’t let your back touch the floor), planks, side-planks, squat raises (or hold a horse stance for a minute).

Bucket List word cloud #3

What do you want to do? (Photo credit: mccmicb)

Make a bucket list, a to do list of things you want to do and how you’re going to make them happen.  Keep the promises you make to yourself.

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Take a walk in the park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Go to a park.  Just walk around for a while; breathe, relax,  listen to the birds singing, soak up all that nature.

The Court Jester

Make ’em laugh! (Photo credit: clspeace)

Watch some comedy.  No, I’m not talking about a comedian making some dry observations, or sitcoms with predictable jokes.  Watch something that actually makes you laugh; personally I think the more outrageous it is the better!

What do you do to cheer yourself up?


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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5 Responses to Some ways to feel better instantly

  1. Windmill says:

    I listen veeery loud music 🙂

  2. goldfish says:

    Toots and the Maytals, or if I can, I go to the dog park and play with all the dogs.

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