We’ve all had one of those days when nothing seems to be going right. You spill coffee all over your clothes – and your keyboard. A one-hour drive takes three. You and your spouse can’t seem to get on the same page. The kids can’t seem to stop screaming. Whatever the reason, you may want a break from the negative feelings and to stay cheerful entire day. Fortunately, there are many ways to cheer up a dull day and this article tells you how!
1. Better time management and also be kind to yourself
You have to be serious about how you use time, but also don’t try to be a perfectionist. Go easy on yourself at times. Having a balance this way will keep extremist thoughts at bay.
Also see: 8 Simple Ways to Get Organized at Work
2. Be Kind to others
Doing something kind for someone else. A ways to practice kindness include: volunteering; listening to a loved one; bringing someone a meal; paying for someone else’s coffee; or calling a friend you haven’t spoken to in a long time.
3. Have the company of good people
Life is no more about being cheerful and being in company of people who want to just have fun. Bring in the aspect of being useful to each other either through good humor, helpful tendencies, fruitful conversations etc.
4. Read Positive Quotes
Quotations can instantly put life into perspective and remind us of all the good in the world. For example: “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.” – Marie Beynon Ray
5. Do cheerful things like playing, listening to music etc.
It has been proven beyond doubt that activities like sports; music impacts your body, mind and soul. For example, in the case of music, the impact can go either way depending on what kind of music you hear. If you want inspiration, listen to your favorite music. If you want to calm yourself, soothing music will do a world of good. Similarly, use music to bring optimism and to reduce stress thereby maintaining a cheerful attitude.
6. Meditate to bring in a rhythm to yourself
Meditation is not only about sitting in one place and practicing silence or concentration or contemplation techniques. A walk along the beach, a walk early in the morning in a silent/fresh environment – all these contribute towards meditation, people call it ‘Nature Meditation’.
7. Say positive things to yourself
Reinforce belief in yourself with positive thoughts and positive outlook. Starting the day with positive thoughts and intend positive outcomes at the start, it will manifest throughout the day.
8. Don’t antagonize people – saves a lot of time and energy
No matter what it is, people have the right to say what they like and be stupid. If you take this approach, then you will be within the ‘Safe’ zone. This is because by antagonizing people, you probably go nowhere.
9. Good health and Eating right
Our intake and maintenance of our body makes a big difference to our stress levels. Eating right and burning them subsequently needs to strike the right balance. This might differ from person to person. There is no universal routine to follow but there is one thing you should do – listen to you body always.
10. Ignoring people’s words – regulate criticism
You might consider yourself to be good-natured, but there will always be elements to disrupt. Criticism is always going to be a factor in your life that you cannot run away from. Analyze them and choose to ignore if it puts you in an uncomfortable situation or in a situation from which you have no clear way out.