We all have days where we need a little pick me up, sometimes for no reason. I decided to write 10 reasons to keep smiling, even if it’s the last thing you feel like doing. The days are getting shorter and I for one know I have had a bit of rough time lately so I hope you enjoy!
1. Smile at others
This really does make you feel better! I usually like smiling at old people because you just see their whole face light up and it makes me feel good as well as them! Just one smile can change another persons whole day as well as yours!
2. Do something you love
We all have loves, hobbies or just little things we enjoy doing. Since I’ve had to give up horse riding (which is really, really hard but not worth the risk to my health) I’ve had to find other things to do to unwind. Now I’ve started to write and draw more.
3. Be around people who make you feel good
There is nothing worse than being around people who put you down or make you miserable. If your having an off day then staying away is a must! Stick around the people who make you smile just from their company and you’ll feel much better.
4. Write a list
Write a list of things you need to do, things you’ve done, anything! If your struggling breaking it down can make you go ‘oh okay that isn’t as bad’. If you’re feeling happy anyway why not write a list of things you enjoy, places you want to visit etc (my top tip write in funky colours!). If I’m really down I try and write down things to be grateful for.
5. Think of 5 things you are grateful you have
I used to do this on the way to school to cheer myself up, it would make me focus on the positives in my life and then the negatives didn’t seem so bad at all. There are really simple thing to be grateful for for me they’re things like having a family to love and support me, that I can make music, that I have my education and a strong and solid relationship.
6. Comfort food IS OK!!!!
I hate fad diets, if you want to eat then go eat. I can’t stand people talking to me about calories or trying to make me feel bad. Don’t let others dictate to you what you should eat if I want to go to McDonalds or get some chocolate I will, regardless of anyone else!
7. Turn the music up and dance like nobody can see you
This is great especially when your cleaning just dance around like your bonkers and make yourself laugh. I like doing this with my sister when we agree on music 🙂
8. Give someone a hug
Hugs are great, I love hugs.
9. Read a good book 🙂
Oh come on could I really leave this out?! Reading just takes me away to an entirely different place.
10. Laughter is really the best medicine
I will watch funny Youtube video, stand up comedy and movies. That or I’ll be around people I know I love to laugh with.
Laugh lots. Laugh while you love. Laugh while you live.
What are your reasons to keep smiling?