How to cheer yourself up during the pandemic?

Features, Self-help

Everybody has bad days. The main thing is not to dive fully into the negative with your head.

These simple tricks will help you.

1. Physical activity

Remember the connection between mental and physical health.  Therefore, dance, jump, do a light warm-up: any physical activity is suitable for the production of endorphins.

2. Cheerful playlist

Make a playlist of your favorite tracks that energize you. No melancholy: sad music will only fuel your already dull mood.

3. Good movie

Go watch new items on the big screen: as expected, with popcorn, or have an intimate movie night at home.

4. Simple goals

Bad mood and apathy deprive you of strength and performance. Don’t berate yourself: If the day is bad, plan three easy things instead of ten hard ones. Achieving a goal, however small, will bring back a sense of self-satisfaction.

5. Call a friend

Surely you have chats with friends – write there: a good portion of words of support, jokes, and stickers with cats will fix the situation! Better yet, call your loved ones.

7. Small desires

The fulfillment of desires is always encouraging. And if right now you cannot go on a long-awaited journey, then you are probably able to do something less ambitious, but enjoyable. Think about what it is. Delicious food, warm bath, spontaneous shopping, etc.

8. Meditation

Meditation reduces stress levels and regulates emotions.

9. Relax

Bad moods are often the result of stress and fatigue. If this is your case, allow yourself a break. Put your phone and business aside, leaf through a magazine, take a walk, or just take a nap. A short timeout may well restore strength and mood.

10. Thank you to yourself

Another simple exercise that will remind you that everything is not so bad. Make a list of things you can thank yourself for. Did you have a tasty and hearty breakfast? Excellent. Have you written a helpful article? Great.

Remember that lingering bad mood can be a sign of depression. And if you do not manage to cope on your own, then perhaps this is a reason to contact a psychologist.

Vlada Polishchuk
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