45 Ways to Cheer Someone Up When Feeling Sad

Last Update on October 25, 2023 : Published on July 10, 2020
how to cheer up someone when feeling sad

Me being an introverted personality, I really do not know how to cheer up someone feeling sad. In the beginning, it was really tough to change my personality. Since I cannot see someone sad. So, I learned how to cheer up someone when they are sad.

I learned that there are various molecules in the brain that responds differently to positive emotions. We refer to those molecules as happy hormones such as dopamine, endorphin, serotonin, endocannabinoid, oxytocin, and GABA.

Also Read: Know Your Happiness Hormones | Learn Natural Ways to Boost Them

In this blog, I have enlisted the top 45 ways to release happy hormones to cheer up someone when feeling sad. You can try these ways on your family member, partner, friend, coworker, or anyone you wish to make happy. Let’s get started.

How to Cheer Someone Up:

1. Take them on a nature walk and enjoy the serene view of nature.

2. Take them out for a yoga or meditation session.

3. Try to use words like joy and fun. Or else you can tell them some jokes as well (make sure you do not use PJ’s).

4. If they are a music lover, take them for a long ride and play their favorite music.

5. If they are a foodie, there couldn’t be any other way to cheer them up. Cook something for them. Do not forget to make use of chocolate as it helps to release serotonin.

6. Order a pizza, the best thing to do.

7. You can have dark chocolate delivered to the workplace or home.

Chocolate as a stress reducer

8. Make them a fresh juice of their favorite fruit.

9. Take them on a beach or in a garden barefoot. According to Research Watching greenery can be helpful to boost mood.

10. Take them to the reiki center or sound bath

11. Skip the fats and carbs and opt for something healthy.

12. Take them to play outdoor games like football or basketball.

13. Challenge them with puzzles or riddles.

14. Help them in creating a gratitude sandwich.

15. Help them in cleaning and sorting stuff at home or the workplace.

16. Gift a happy plant to them.

Positive Energy Plants

17. Ask them to practice chocolate meditation, water meditation, or creative imagination meditation.

18. Take them to the place, they discussed with you.

19. Gift them their favorite flowers. If you are wondering which flower to deliver according to their personality.

20. Take them to dance classes or any hobby classes.

21. Challenge them to hit the yoga mat and initiate a healthy competition for a mood boost.

22. Ask them to draw positive feelings on a piece of paper and meditate.

23. Create a cozy warm space for them and ask them to take proper rest.Feel Mindful with this mini-meditation

24. Message them a thoughtful text or share some meditational links.

Watch this Video to Practice Mindfulness with this Mini Mindful Tool:

25. Give them a big hug because a big hug releases oxytocin.

26. Give them a furry dose… take them to a dog café or lend them your dog or cat for a day.

27. If they love balloons, fill the house with balloons.

28. Play a secret notes game with them.positive vibes

29. Avoid digital devices and read a book for them.

30. Take them out and volunteer for a charity.

31. Do not remain silent, keep asking them questions. Let the feelings get out of their head.

32. While talking avoids sympathy and follows empathy.

33. Practice kindness and spend the day with them.

34. Pampering is also not bad for a day… take them for aromatherapy or give them a small massage.

35. Make them a cup of hot chocolate because the intake of chocolate releases happy hormones.

36. Binge on those funny videos and clips you have bookmarked.

37. You can also take them on a roller coaster ride for adrenaline and an endorphin rush.

38. Throw a little party for them or plan a candlelight dinner with scented candles.

39. Ask them to take 10 deep breaths. Follow the theory of inhaling positive vibes and exhaling negative vibes.

40. Make a punching bag for them or create a space wherein they can release negative emotions.

41. You can also opt for some spicy food or starters as spicy food activates pain sensory organs and release endorphins.

42. Open YouTube and play any comedy show.

43. Fake a laugh. Opt for laughter therapy.laughter therapy

44. Ask them to have an aroma shower and use essential oils (PS: My personal favorite is lavender oil).

45. Take the help of some positive affirmations.

I hope this blog helps you to cheer someone up when feeling sad. Comment down and let us know which way you are going to use when someone is feeling sad.

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".

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