Guest Post: Five ways to cheer up a friend

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When it comes to our friends, we hate to see them down, which is why it’s our job to help them through their problems and cheer them up.

Below are five ways that’ll help you to do this perfectly.

Listen

One of the easiest things you do when it comes to a loved one is to simply listen. If they’re down or having a bit of trouble, being able to offload their problems will help them as it’ll let them clear their head and maybe come to a solution to the issue at hand. But, remember, listening is key and only offer solutions if you’re sure it’s the right thing for them.

Give them a hand

If a situation is particularly bad, they’ll no doubt need a little hand. This will most likely be around the house, from cooking and cleaning to washing clothes and just ensuring their daily life is running perfectly could be a massive help. While this kind of thing may be for more severe issues within a friend’s life, this could not only help to cheer them up but help them in ways you don’t even know.

A little gift

Of course, sometimes a friend just needs a little cheering up. There are several ways that you can do this, but one that’s sure to make them smile is a little gift. You don’t have to spend much, it could be as simple as a bunch of flowers, a card, a bottle of wine or even chocolate coins. Whatever you choose to give them, it’s sure to put an epic smile on their face in no time. Of course, you could go a step further and give them something personalised and homemade to show them just how much you love them.

Get outside

When someone is down, they probably don’t want to leave their house, after all, the thought of putting on clothes can be daunting at the best of times. However, this could be the best thing for them. Therefore it’s vital to get them out and about, from taking them for a coffee or a meal to taking them for a nice long nature walk, it’ll all help them to cheer up. If you have a dog, then why not take them on a dog walk, as dogs are known for helping to cheer people up, and if you don’t have one, borrow one.

Get away

Of course, if you’re a really, really, really great friend, then you could always whisk your friend away. From a weekend in the UK in the middle of nowhere, where they can become one with nature, to a city break where they can blow off steam, to a holiday abroad where they can tan and forget their problems, this would be a great way to add a smile to a friend’s face.

So, if you have a friend that needs a little cheering up, take some advice from above and help them through whatever it is they’re going through.

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