A quick easy way to bring a smile to your face

I am always looking for ways to make me feel better.  Or more accurately, ways to make me feel better which do not involve large quantities of chocolate.

I am a real comfort eater.  Make me sad, I eat.  Make me happy, I eat.

Quick easy way to make you smileI have discovered that really attacking my kitchen cupboards and worktops is a good way to deal with anger.  Taking out my frustration with a bottle of bleach and lots of physical scrubbing really helps me vent my anger.

As a woman who lives by the motto “house work never killed anyone but why take the chance”, I think it is probably also the novelty of cleaning that helps.

However, I wanted to look for other options.  Cleaning cupboards may help me deal with anger but it doesn’t necessarily make me feel happier.

I have found a lovely simple way to make me feel better.

Saying thank you.

If I spend just a few minutes sending a quick email or message to someone to say “Thanks for…..”, it always makes me feel good.  I love this.  It is so simple and so rewarding, especially if you send it to someone who is really not expecting it.

So give it a try this week.  Take a few minutes to send a quick thank you to someone and let them know how much you appreciate it.

Do it privately.  You don’t need to post it on FB to make yourself feel better.  Doing that often means someone will feel over looked if you don’t thank them.   Private is better.

Let me know how it goes.

It’s always great to feel motivated on a Monday, that’s why I love being part of the Monday Motivation Linky.

If you missed last week’s, you can still see the posts here.

As this week’s host, I have the difficult job of choosing just two favourites.

This week, I have chosen

Time for a dose of happiness – Virtually All Sorts

I like the idea of focussing on what made you happy, rather than what made you angry/sad.

8 ways to stay motivated – Mummy Kind

Some really great simple ideas in here – I am sure there is something you will be able to use.



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2 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Lovely idea and folks certainly don’t say thank you often enough and it costs so little and as you say brings its own rewards. You made me smile remembering my late mum who used to attack her cupboards with gusto when wound up – you could always tell. I am no fan of housework but I have found that the more I do it the easier I find it and that has taken years. #TheMMLinky
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  2. I do like these tips, especially the distraction from chocolate! If I’m in a bit of a mood, the housework is done quickly and vigorously, maybe that’s a tip for me…to wind myself up beforehand!
    I’m all for “thank you’s“ too, it doesn’t take much time and is always appreciated x
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