Whether you are a boy or a girl, living each day being sorrowful, sad and depressed is certainly not living each day at its fullest. Life can be extremely beautiful, but you will never enjoy it if you are not content with what you have. The truth is that even when everything goes perfect, your life might get pretty rough. However, sometimes life gets rough for those you love and care at.
There is nothing worse than to see your spouse, your best friend or your child in pain. Whether that person has experienced a failure, has lost his job or is simply passing through a depression, the good news is that you can cheer him up. Making your close friends feel better will make you feel great too, because positivity and happiness is highly contagious.
However, you need to remember that cheering up someone is not always as easy as it looks. More than often, you might need to put aside your worries and problems in order to listen to the problems of others. Someone who is sad, depressed or down needs genuine care and concern in order to start enjoying life again. If you have a lack of ideas, you have come to the right place. We will present 5 creative ways to cheer someone up.
1. Be all Ears
If you really want to help someone who is depressed, you need to try shifting your focus from giving advice to listening. More than often, we tend to offer advice and tell others what to do instead of just listening. Sometimes your friends just need to vent. Hence, allow them to air out their problems and voice their concerns. If you feel like they are in a mood to talk, simply grab a chair, make yourself comfortable and start listening to them. Also, try to genuinely empathize with them. When your close friends will realize that you really care about them, they will suddenly cheer up and feel better, because they know their problems are important to you.
2. Hang Out
Depression and sorrow usually comes when we spend all day long inside. The same is true for your close friends or family members who need to be cheered up. One of the best methods to help them is to try a change of scenery. Take your friend to a movie, to an amusement park, to a walk in the park or to a new restaurant. Among these, roller coaster rides is the single best way to cheer up a friend. Roller rides are incredibly fun, especially because of the adrenaline, speed and mind-blowing experience. No one can remain passive after one of these experiences.
3. Try a Funny Movie or Clip
You can definitely cheer up your friends by watching a funny movie together. Take for example the oldies, Jim Carrey movies: Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura 1&2, Liar Liars, just to name a few. You can also try Hangover 1,2&3 for a complete experience. Bring some popcorn and some ice cream and you will definitely have a one-in-a-lifetime experience none of you shall ever forget. If you lack ideas, you can always go on YouTube and check for funny videos, pranks or jokes.
4. Go For an Adventure
If you really want to help your friend cheer up and you want to put a smile on his face again, one of the best things you can do is to go wild. Doing something extreme, such as bungee jumping, skying, snowboarding, surfing, para-sailing or even hiking might dramatically improve his mood. Of course, you can just go in your own adventure, doing something crazy in your backyard. Try whatever works and never give up. Your friend or close relative will certainly thank you for what you’ve done for him.
In some cases, the best method to solve a problem and make your friend be happy again is by figuring out what to do. This method works perfectly for guys, because guys tend to be more logical. Take a piece of paper and simply tell your friend to write down his ideas. Even if some ideas are silly, let him write them down. On another piece of paper try to write your solution (or solutions) to his problems. After a few hours spent together, you might actually find a pretty good solution that will put a smile on your friend’s face.