Ways to Cheer You Up (#5frugalthings)

Today – Ways to cheer you up

This lockdown goes on and on doesn’t it and in some ways we adapt. We find ourselves in a new routine, whatever that might look like for us and we adjust.

But I don’t know about you but I have lots of days where I feel constrained and frustrated and sad and I have to dig deep to keep my spirits up. I find my moods change back form bleakness to getting on with things pretty quickly o but I have undoubtedly had some down days.

Talking to friends I know this is the same for them.

Let’s find some ways to make you smile this week.


ways to cheer you up

Ways to Cheer You Up

It got me thinking…what would cheer you up? What could I share with you this week that would bring a smile to your face and help you feel nurtured?


Let me cheer you up with music

You can’t beat music to lift your mood, can you? It can always cheer you up and it most certainly always cheers me up.


Take a look at my list of 50 happy songs for some inspiration. You can even download my playlist if you like. It would make me smile to know we were listening to the same upbeat songs.

Or maybe you would like to imagine your on desert island discs and you have to pick your favourites ( and listen to them). I picked my favourite desert island discs and it did most definitely cheer me up. 


Cheer you up music



Pampering to cheer you up

How about a pamper day at home? Lots of ideas to nourish your body and help you feel spoilt without leaving the home or breaking your budget?


cheer you up



Cheer you up baking

Baking always gets me in the zone and simple and delicious are my key ingredients. You might want to try my easy shortbread recipe or how about lemon snaps?




Cheer yourself up with a good book

It absolutely never fails to work for me  to read a good book always brings a smile to my face. if you are stuck for ideas I have plenty for you. Take a look at 100 books to read before you die and the best books on happiness

(if you are looking at cheering your teens up with a good book on happiness take a look at my book Be Happy Be You and for younger kids Create Your Own Happy)



Cheer Up Quotes


Last but not least here are some lovely cheer up quotes to cheer you up ( I love a good quote!)

Cheer up when the night comes, because mornings always give you another chance.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain

When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.

If “Plan A” didn’t work. The alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.

Let your smile change the world. But don’t let the world change your smile.

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.     


Did those quotes cheer you up? Og I do hope so A read of a cheer up quote always shifts something for me.

So there you go we have come up with some ways that would hopefully cheer you up on a budget. Do you have any to share with me?
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1 Comment

  1. May 22, 2020 / 08:23

    Let your smile change the world. But don’t let the world change your smile. Love it! I had more anxious days early on, but it’s certainly an odd time to be alive. Hope you are yours are staying safe.

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