Feeling Down? Try These Pick-Me-Ups!
It happens to all of us. Winter blues, holiday blues, baby blues, just… the blues. Whether or not there’s a rhyme and/or reason to our feeling some sort of way, being aware of how we feel is important. Some situations/moods call for mindful attention, while others do not.
Here’s a list of pick-me-ups that might help the next time you’re feeling down. Some answers are repeated here as we’re including what everyone wrote! :)
Have a fave that’s not on this list? Comment yours below to help others with ideas, too!
Drives going nowhere while listening to music 😊 And chocolate. Have the music as loud as you want, sing along as loud as you can, wiggle/dance with your arms and upper body (still stay safe cause you’re driving- lol) and even if it’s cold, crack the window. That little bit of fresh air is key.
Sleeping and/or listening to some Latin music!
Gym and playing an instrument
Creating art ✨ & talking to my support system
My kids’ giggles and funny things. My husband’s hugs and kisses. My sister’s or friends’ healing words.
Ice cream (coconut is my favorite!)
Watching a scary movie. It sounds weird but I get so terrified and caught up in the drama that I’m able to stop dwelling on what’s upset me. Then I’m all... at least I don’t live in a haunted house. Haha!
My dog, ChaCha
Cooking a good meal with comfort food
Cuddling with my baby and/or dog
Going for a run or a bike ride. If too cold or wet outside, then try to do something nice for someone else.
A warm hug
Salsa music / dancing
Cooking a pot of soup, listening to good salsa music, dancing to said salsa music, and a good glass of wine and a hug from my other half.
Going to the beach for a walk or run, classic music, cooking, grocery shopping, a movie with my koko, or sometimes just calling a friend and venting makes everything better! And If really mad a the husband: a phone call to Tiffanys is always the most fun after the purchase because “he made me do it”!!! Lol!
My favorite songs. Getting lost in music.
Happy flow meditation
A good cry watching a sappy love story while drinking hot cocoa and cuddling my pup.
Travel or new shoes
Church, hugs, dance
Letting go of the mess at that moment and playing with my girls!
Music, always music!
Having a good talk with Mom!
Meditation, beach walk, swim
Chocolates & Mango Haagen-Daz
Working out, taking a warm shower/bath and tea
Listening to the sound of a rainstorm
Talking to my friends and/or family
Music, hugs ,laughing a good movie
My dog’s face
Outside running 🏃!! Nothing like it.
Praying, listening to music, making myself do something productive...thinking of the less fortunate!
Going for a walk in nature, music, talking to a grounded friend
Music, food, a favorite book/movie, speaking with a dear friend or family member, or something new.
Dance, music, family everything else is just materialistic and secondary. Life is ALWAYS GOOD! I just let life be. Time fixes everything the bad, the sorrow and the imposible, if you show patience to life itself to fix it, make it better, the experience and results just makes you stronger. ❤ Life priorities do matter. 😊😍🤗
Talking to my mom / dad.
Music, dancing, laughing
Bath with book!
The beach, Michaels store, music
Nice long walks
Cleaning, scrubbing, organizing until the energy is out
Singing mariachi at the top of my lungs
Music, meditation/silence/solitude, prayer, reading positive affirmations
Laughter and hugs
Knocking one out (kidding!)
Music is my on the spot supplement for a crappy mood...
Thinking about my grandchildren!
Chanel❤ Hermes❤ Shopping!! Just being honest here!!
Grocery shopping. Looking, touching, and smelling all the fresh vegetables and fruits, freshly baked goods, as well as reading the labels of random items for an hour or two definitely make me feel better.
Music, good movie and seeing someone that uplifts you
Dancing and running
Boxing, chocolate, then a 90 minute massage. Works every time.
Pushing myself to see friends. I may not feel like it at first, but I’m always glad I did afterwards.
Baking for someone else.
Planning a good surprise for someone else!