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.

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Just what i need

02/11/2019

A tooth brush to make my teeth feel refresh with ever brush. Oral B products are recommended by dentists so that cant be wrong. Also the best way to protect my gums.

Happy Wife

29/10/2019

Every morning my hubby brings me a cup of tea in bed... it's a lovely feeling to see his smiling face looking down at me and makes me smile back...the cuppa is nice as well!!...

Kitty cuddles

29/10/2019

When I’m down, I find cuddles with my cats really helps. They’re 2 rescued kitties, and it’s taken months to get them to trust enough to be stroked, and I’m so grateful they’re with me x

Skin and Makeup Rediscovery

28/10/2019

I have recently restarted a skincare routine, after neglecting it since having children. I’m now 43,and after looking after my skin since a teenager I always wore makeup. In the last 6months I have finally decided I need to look after me again. It makes such a difference to my mindset. Even if I’m home all day I do my skincare & makeup. That image of looking tired and pale is no more! I’m bright cheerful and that helps me feel great too. A glance in the mirror anytime of the day makes me smile.

Lipstick

27/10/2019

Lipstick always makes me smile :)