Monday 28 April 2008

27 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up

1. Pray
2. Make Dhikr – “…Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace and satisfaction.” (Al Quran - 13:28)
3. Have a nap
4. Meditate
5. Halal music – always lifts the heart
6. Write things down – analyse (navel-gaze)
7. Clear out your clutter, room by room, draw by draw
8. Have FUN – games, comedies, joke, parties, dress-ups
9. Create something – card, craft, bag, sketch, plan your garden or room decor.
10. Keep a gratitude journal, add to it every day.
11. Talk to someone
12. Catch up with your friends
13. Imagine your perfect life – now take one little step to live that way.
14. Go outside, get some fresh air (walk, jog, garden)
15. Make a list of things you enjoy doing – then pick one.
16. Take care of yourself, fruit, water, exercise.
17. Drink water; maybe your sadness is really dehydration.
18. Eat a bowl of fruit, maybe low blood-sugar is making you blue.
19. Play with your Children
20. Make plans, plan your life, your day, your career.
21. Write a long letter to someone. Maybe write a love-letter to your other half.
22. Write a list.
23. Do something for someone else.
24. Find a party dress and just wear it in the house.
25. Day dream
26. Light a scented candle.

27...add your own idea.

We only get one chance at this day, it will never come again. So we can make a choice between spending it in a state of joy or unhappiness.

"... joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed." Kahlil Gibran.


  1. Love the list ukhtee!

    ma'a salaamah,


  2. Fantastic ideas sister!

  3. Assalamu alaykum ukhti,
    jazak'Allahu kheir for sharing this list. I will print this out and stick it in my kitchen!

  4. Assalam-alaikam Sisters,

    Thank you for your comments. I would love to hear your ideas too.

  5. Anonymous30 May, 2008

    "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin