Apr 24, 2014

7 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up When You’re Feeling Lonely

We all feel sad and lonely every now and then and it seems difficult to cheer yourself up when you are feeling down. However, there are a few wonderful things that can cheer you up in no time. I know, it’s easier said than done, because when you feel depressed, it seems like nothing can cheer you up. The first thing you should do is to stop dwelling on your sadness and start focusing on finding happiness. No matter how terrible the situation might seem, believe in yourself and don’t think you are absolutely alone. Below is the list of 7 ways to cheer yourself up when you are feeling lonely.

1. Enjoy nature

Enjoying nature is one of the best ways to cheer yourself up, of course, if you love nature. Ride your bike around your town, enjoy beautiful flowers, watch birds and enjoy wonderful scenery. Everyone can enjoy nature and you don’t need money for it. It’s so amazing to witness such breathtaking beauty, isn’t it?

2. Play with a pet

Your pet can make you feel better in no time. When you are feeling lonely, play with your pet because he relies on you and he really loves you. If you don’t own pets, go to the pet store and just look at those cute puppies, kittens or any other animal. Playing with a pet will definitely improve your mood. Pets can help with loneliness and they can make you happier.

Read also – 5 Ways Pets Help Me Live a Happier Life

3. Listen to cheerful music

Listening to cheerful music is a sure way to boost your mood. I know it’s so tempting to listen to sad songs when you are feeling lonely, but they can make you even more sad. Instead of glorifying despair, inspire hope. Cheerful songs can improve your mood and even make you feel less lonely.

4. Create new things

Creating something new requires creativity, hard work, and dedication, but it’s a great way to cheer yourself up when you are feeling lonely. Whether you whip out the waffle iron or pick up a paintbrush, keep yourself busy by creating something new. You will be proud of yourself because you’ll know how to create useful things out of nothing.

5. Read some celeb stories

Read some celeb success stories and you will be able to connect with many of them. Many celebs felt like they were absolutely alone in this world, but now almost everyone loves them. The point is that your life can change drastically at any minute, and celebs prove it. Stay positive even when everything seems to be going wrong.

6. Exercise or join a local sports team

A great number of studies show that people who exercise on a regular basis benefit with a positive boost in mood. Exercise can even help fight anxiety and depression. Running, jogging, swimming can help you feel better and look better. If you feel like you are completely alone, try to join a local sports team. You will know that people rely on you, and you will feel like you are a part of something greatly important. Sure, it’s easier to stay at home and feel sorry for yourself. But if you want to be happy, get out and enjoy life.

Read also – 8 Fun Ways to Enjoy Being Single

7. Find new friends

Nowadays the Internet is a good place to make new friends. Go to Twitter to feel like you are great friends with some popular celebs, make a Tumblr to find someone to discuss your favorite shows, or post your favorite photos on Instagram to share with everyone. If you feel lonely, the Internet will instantly connect you to many people across the world. Just make sure you don’t give out your phone number or address to anyone online.

Many of us go through periods where we feel like no one understands and loves us. Hopefully, these tips will help you to boost your mood when you feel lonely. How do you cheer yourself up when you feel sad?