Seven things to make you smile instantly

Seven things to make you smile instantly

Feeling blue? Turn that frown upside down with our tips that will have you smiling in seconds…

 

Feeling blue? Turn that frown upside down with our tips that will have you smiling in seconds…

We all have bad days when we’re in a grump for no good reason, particularly when the weather is as grey and miserable as our mood.

If you’re in the midst of one, boost your mood with our simple ideas for instant cheer.

1. Look your best

You might want to slob out on the sofa in your sweats, but making an effort with your appearance will help to brighten your day. Put your face on, do your hair and wear a favourite outfit. The confidence of knowing you look good will translate into feeling good too.

And it’s not just about what you wear. You’re more likely to want to flash your pearly whites if they’re in tip-top condition. Oral-B’s new Gumline Purify toothpaste reduces plaque, even at the gum line, by targeting hard-to-reach places with its unique activated foam formula. Plus its fresh peppermint flavour will cool your gums and freshen your mouth. So with a healthy mouth and fresh breath, you won’t think twice before breaking out that big smile!

2. Phone a friend

There’s nothing like getting in touch with a good friend to boost your mood and forget about what’s worrying you, but modern life is busy and we’re not able to see our friends as much as we’d like.

So when you’re feeling blue, pick up the phone and get in touch with a good friend. Whether that’s a leisurely chat with a cup of tea, a video call over a glass of something cold or even a texting session should cheer you up. It’s what friends are for!

3. Let’s go outside

When you’re down, the temptation is often to hibernate at home and hide from the world. Getting outside and experiencing the great outdoors may not seem appealing when the weather isn’t at its best, but even a short walk to get some exercise and appreciate Mother Nature will help you feel better.

4. Just kidding around

It sounds soppy, but hearing the sounds of children laughing and playing can melt even the hardest of hearts. If you have grandchildren or other young children in the family, go and see them or give them a call – you’ll be grinning long before you hang up!
If not, head for your local playground and enjoy watching the children play and laugh to give you a sentimental boost.

5. Name that tune

Music can recall fond memories, which will help raise your spirits. Listening to a favourite song or album floods the brain with dopamine, a feel-good hormone, so you’ll soon be dancing your cares away and singing along.

6. Fondle furry friends

Calling all animal lovers – being around a beloved pet is a sure-fire way to bring a burst of bliss into your life. As well as feeling good, stroking your cat or dog can lower blood pressure and make you feel calmer.

7. Scoff tasty treats

Sometimes, all it takes to elevate a dark mood is some dark chocolate. As well as being completely delicious, good-quality dark chocolate contains anandamide, a compound that can make you feel good and is known to block feelings of pain and sadness. See, chocolate IS good for you!

What is guaranteed to always put a smile on your face? Let us know in the comments below.

You might also like:

Leave a comment * Mandatory Field
By clicking submit, I confirm I have written the entirety of the content and agree to the Terms and Conditions
  • Show comments

Seeing the sunshine

Shaine 13/11/2019

Scoff tasty treats Sometimes, all it takes to elevate a dark mood is some dark chocolate. As well as being completely delicious, good-quality dark chocolate contains anandamide, a compound that can make you feel good and is known to block feelings of pain and sadness. See, chocolate IS good for you!

🎶Dreams by the Cranberries

15/10/2019

Turn the music 🎶 up a notch or two & my feet instantly move to the rhythm 👠which almost certainly puts a smile on my friends (& my) face....and the smiles are not for the good of my dancing skills 🙈 but, for the fact that I need dancing lesson #embarrassingmoments #smile 😀

Sunshine

06/10/2019

Seeing the sunshine

What puts a smile on my face

05/10/2019

It has too be my grandson and granddaughter they are funny cheeky but just so loveable love waking up with them in the morning when they stay over.

Love it

05/10/2019

Love it ..

7 ways to find your happy every day

Taking the time to consciously savour life’s simple pleasures is an easy way to give your mood a lift. Here are some everyday moments to cherish.

Read more

How to protect your smile this festive season

From sticky dates to canapés, we reveal the surprising festive foods that damage teeth, plus the savvy ways to sidestep the problem

Read more