Life has become a rat race, and everyone is struggling hard to earn a piece of paper for satisfying their practical needs. The pressure of workload and the greed to make more money is turning humans into robots. This kind of robot listen to orders and are glued to technology. We have started losing personal contact, lacking emotional touch and cordial relationship. Everyone has become self-centered and is least bothered about the happenings in other peoples life. Today, when someone is upset or unhappy, stressed, worried, lonely because of any reason he must have one person by his side to help him cheer up and get him back in life. Here are some of the top ten ways to cheer up a person during such phase of life: –
10. Crack Jokes and make them laugh: –
Making a person laugh is very hard, but it is also the best way to heal all bad memories. Try to tell jokes and discuss all the silly things that you have done together. Remember the incidence when you played a prank on someone. Google some funny videos of cute kids or pets or watch the worldwide famous Kapil Sharma show to lighten up their mood. Laughing will lessen the anxiety and will provide strength in your body that you had lost due to stress.
9. Take them out for the Dinner: –
People either stop eating or start eating a lot when they are angry, upset or stressed. In both cases, it is best to pay a surprise visit to the person place and drag them for a lavish dinner at the restaurant. If they are not willing to accompany you, then you can cook or order something of their choice. Eat food that will help in relaxing the mind so that they may discuss the problem if they wish to. Eating something hefty and taking more stress is not advisable.
8. Show empathy, not sympathy: –
We all should have that one person in life with whom we feel free to share all our ups and downs of life. At times when your friend is feeling low in life, all they need is a company of someone who can understand feeling by putting himself at another person shoe. Instead of agreeing to the consequences of the problem, try to encourage the person to vent out of his grief by taking or crying so that he can have the courage to face the current situation and find the solution to it. He should be able to realize that he is not alone at such a time and everyone around him cares for him.
7. Buy tickets for any show: –
Drag your lonely friend out of his gloomy dark place and bring him to the glittering world outside. You can take him to the circus, concert, watch a play or sit on the recliner chair with popcorn and cola in hand and watch a movie in a theater. You need to divert their minds to all sorts of amusement things giving them no time to drive back to their worries. Outing with friends and doing all kinds of exciting things can be beneficial. You can also plan a night out with your close friends and play games like a treasure hunt and a dark room. Playing loud music and convincing him to dance until his legs hurt is also a good option.
6. Throw a surprise party: –
When a person is depressed, he spends a lot of time to stay in grief. What if you surround him with a vast crowd, fun, and frolic. The best way is to invite all their close friends and family and throw a surprise party. Cut a cake, decorate the place, play loud music, dance to the beat, drink and eat a lot. Distract the person and give them all the care and attraction that he needs. Pamper him with gifts and flowers. Do everything to please him and bring a smile on his face.
5. Do retail therapy: –
The environment can change the mood. Getting the person out from the dark, lonely place and improving the environment can help in lifting his mood. Spending some time in the air-conditioned malls and shopping centers and trying different activities like selecting new clothes, shoes, cosmetics, etc. is also useful. Even if you don’t buy anything, exploring and thinking about the people around and reviewing the items is an excellent way to get rid of the tension. If your friend loves reading, then you can visit a book store or a cross-word and let them meet their passion.
4. Plan a weekend trip: –
If the person loves to be surrounded by nature, you can spend some time in parks, beautiful gardens and plan a picnic. You can also visit some adventurous places like trekking on a hill, going for scuba-diving, skiing, roaming near the beach, building a tent, sitting around the bonfire, etc. You need to take away the person from their daily routine life and make them feel a change and allow them to exhale out all the negative energies in them. They need a break and some positive vibes to get back to normal.
3. Gift a friendly Pet: –
Many people love to play, share their feelings, go on a walk with their pets so if your friend is the one who is a pet lover then; you should bring a cute one for him/her. Taking care of the pet will be very relaxing and will help them stay distracted and forget all the problems going around in their lives. If you are unable to devote your full time to your friend, the pet will be his companion, and they will not feel lonely. Pets sometimes shower affection and understand us better than human beings without any expectations in return.
2. Giving a hand-written note: –
Some good memories that we make with our loved ones stay with us for a lifetime. If you write a cute, loving, caring, motivational message in the form of a text, postcard, letter or a decorated poem in some colorful, decorative manner, it will surely bring a smile on their face. These notes will make the person feel your presence around even if you are not there physically and make them happy realizing them that they are not alone and someone cares about them. Though it is quite old fashioned it is a memory that will be evident for a long time.
1. Give a tight hug : –
A hug is a way of assuring that person that you are always by their side. It is a way to give consolation through affection and reflect your concern without saying anything. Sometimes there are circumstances when you fall short of words to convey a state of mind, that is when gestures like hugging do a great help. Even when a person is fully enveloped and can not control their emotions, tears shed, and at that time high stress is relieved, and a person feels a lot better. It is the sincerest form of giving and receiving comfort without using words.
Stress, conflicts, hardship are all part and parcel of life. We should not waste our energy on those who don’t value our existence. One should try best to resolve other people’s problems caused due to some reason which are obstructing the free flow of life. Life is to short to have expectations and ponder over pointless comments. Stay happy and make the world a better place to live.