Life Getting You Down? Simple Tips to Lift Your Spirits - The Smiling Heart

Life Getting You Down? Simple Tips to Lift Your Spirits

Sometimes life just seems to get in the way of your happiness. It could be you are in a dead-end job or it could be that you are having problems with your significant other. There are other times when you can’t really put your finger on it, but you just aren’t as energetic and positive as you once were. You aren’t exactly depressed, but the joy of living seems to have evaporated. It’s time to lift your spirits! Let’s look at these simple ways that others in your same state of mind have found to be successful in overcoming the ‘nameless blues.’

Get Out and Do More

One of the things you may be missing out on in life is an active social life. Why not call a friend, or group of friends, and get out and about with them? Whether it’s a day of shopping, a night of bowling or even a movie you’ve all been dying to see, getting out of the house can quickly lift your spirits. Sometimes, an evening in good company and a change of scenery are all it takes to lift you out of your fog.

Set Goals You Can Feel Good About

Some people find that they start feeling good about themselves when they’ve set and achieved a goal, no matter how small it is. Perhaps you want to take off five pounds so that your jeans aren’t quite so tight around the waist, or maybe you want a better job which would entail setting both short and long-term goals. Maybe you have always wanted a feel-good career in healthcare. Perhaps you want to be an ultrasound technician in an obstetrics office, so why not make that your long-term goal?

Choose a school on a site like and once you’ve enrolled in the school of your choice, you will find the excitement building. Don’t you feel better already? Now imagine when you’ve completed your studies and have landed the job of your dreams. How great will you feel then? Each goal you meet along the way will keep your spirits lifted, and that’s a really good feeling.

Reduce Your Intake of Sugar and Caffeine

Did you know that excess sugar and caffeine have the crash and burn effect on your body and mind? A bit of sugar or a strong cup of coffee might make you feel better in the moment, but as they dissipate in your system, you get that sudden sensation of being burnt out. If you want to keep your moods steady, try reducing the amount of refined sugar and caffeine in your diet. Stay on an even keel and you will find that it’s easier to stay positive and focused. If you don’t crash, there’s nothing to recover!

When All Is Said and Done – Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Finally, when all is said and done, laughter really is the best medicine. Watch funny movies or go online to look at the huge number of ridiculous memes which are always circulating on social media sites. Get together with friends and just act silly for the night. Agree to do outrageous things you would never have caught yourselves doing before. Sometimes, a good dose of laughter is all the doctor ordered for lifting your spirits when you are simply down in the dumps. A good belly laugh will do the trick. Now, don’t you feel better already?