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35 Words to Help Cheer Yourself Up When You Feel Upset

35 Words to Help Cheer Yourself Up When You Feel Upset

There is nothing wrong with getting upset. However, it can become an issue when you lose control of yourself and find yourself stuck in a gloomy, grumpy rut. Knowing how to cheer yourself up whenever such times come upon you is necessary in order to move past the mood. It is an essential trait.

As humans, we all have our ways of going about life. Not everyone can conform to your ways, and vice versa.

Whether or not you master cheering yourself up, it is worth giving it a shot. Bottling up negative emotions can have a really negative impact on your relationships, your work-life and health in general.

Some say an effective way to cheer yourself up is to count down from 10 to 1 or stand in front of a mirror and speak calming words out loud to yourself. If these ideas appeal to you, be our guest; another option is to read the ‘self-cheer’ quotes below, that you can use anywhere – even at your workplace.


Quotes on how to cheer yourself up when you are upset at work


01“Yesterday is not today, today doesn’t have to ruin my chances against tomorrow. I will focus on the things I have to focus on and disregard those that are not worth my energy.”


02“I come to work daily to do my work diligently and to the best of my ability. I will not give anyone the right to weigh me down.”


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03“Hello Self, I know you are angry and pissed off right now but today is not the day to get vexed over everything. Maybe tomorrow, but not today”


04“When anger comes to knock on my work desk I will acknowledge it with the utmost understanding but I will not fall prey to it.”


05“All life problems are temporal, same goes for work problems. Therefore, if I can hang on long enough I will soon smile.”


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06“I will take constructive criticisms but not insults, I will make my point known with assertiveness and walk away from fights.”


07“I think I will just confuse everyone who annoys or attempts to piss me off today by smiling at anything they use to try and bring me down.”


08“Part of being a good team player, is the ability to stay apart of the team, against all odds. I will put in my best effort and allow things to play out.”


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09“I will not allow this bad mood over-come me. Sometimes things have to fall out to fall into place.”



10“My job competence is not subject to victimization. I will cheer up, find out what needs to be done and get right to it.”


11“Instead of hanging around and letting this stress and bad mood determine my day, I will just find someone who needs my help and be productive instead.”


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12“I don’t have to overwork myself with anger; I will make corrections and work harder to exceed expectations.”


13“My ability to overcome this is a plus to me. I grow in wisdom and mental strength by knowing when to ignore what is irrelevant.”


14“May music and sweet melodies fill my heart. I don’t have to lose my cool today.”


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15“Fortunately for me, today is not the end of the world. Even if I get angry at work I don’t have to work in anger.”


Quotes on how to cheer yourself up when friends and family put you in a bad mood.


16“Friends are like a merry-go-round, I don’t expect them to always be on the same level as me.”


17“No two people are the same; even twins come with their differences. So I don’t expect my friends to always agree with me, but I know I will be ok.”


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18“I think today is the perfect day to go out, kick back, relax, take a few drinks, and forget about all that is bothering me.”


19“Never forget to wear a smile. It is one of the best features I have to offer myself and everyone around me.”


20“I have faith in myself: hurt, rage and bad moods are not my best features. I will try to relax and focus on working things out.”


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21“I can always use negative energy to my advantage, I will use my resentment for this person to bring out the best in me.”



22“Everyone has their bad sides; this might just be this person’s ugly side. I will fail to dwell on it and look at the good characteristics.”


23“I will be the bigger person and pay no attention to this argument and just walk away.”


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24“Every negative situation has something positive to offer, if I search hard enough, I will find it and use it to my advantage.”


25“It is my decision if I want to keep being upset or not, and I choose not to be bothered neither today nor tomorrow.”


26“I can scream, I can get angry and get pissed off but I won’t give up true friendship.”


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27“What I feel towards myself is goodwill. The sky is already blue so I need to stop feeling blue – I am only affecting my own day.”


28“I am only permitted to lose my hatred and anger. I will not lose my happiness or joy.”


29“I am not alone, I still have love in a few family and friends, so I won’t tarnish my trust in them but I will channel it to those who deserve it more.”


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30“I cannot buy true happiness, but I can afford to overlook things that bring sadness, or actions that cause me displeasure.”


31“Blunders and mistakes can be made without warning, in the same vein I would strive to finish today happy and to right my wrongs.”



32“For every time I choose to overlook what hurt anyone throws at me there is always a cause to smile at the end.”


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33“There are always better times to come. I am stronger than I think I am, and I will overcome this mood.”


34“It will take years of trial and utter failure before anyone can successfully take my joy away from me.”


35“Even a crooked road can take you to your destination, no matter how bent the road of life is, there will always be those stops and landmarks that make it all worth it.”


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How to cheer yourself up without using words


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There is anger and there is rage.

When in rage, you might find it hard to calm down and reason rationally enough to know how to cheer yourself up.

At this stage, simple actions can also help.

Actions such as singing, taking a walk, exercising, playing a game, listening to music, reading a book, writing in a diary, meditation, offering help to someone in need, change of environment, etc.


Things to not do in anger


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The mind, especially an enraged one has a way of tempting you to do things that you might later regret, after the heat of the moment.

There are some things you do normally, or subconsciously, well when calm, but trying to do them as a means to cheer yourself up might cause you to do them dangerously.

For example, driving: drinking and driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol is bad, but so is driving while angry or if your mind is distracted by negative emotions.

Other examples are drinking, smoking, making sarcastic comments, fighting, punching or hitting hard objects, fist/teeth clenching, sedation, and so on.



Now that you have read how to cheer yourself up you have no reason to allow negative vibes to get you a bad mood and you now know some of the many bad side effects of anger.

Namely, that the person affected the most is you. Therefore, the sooner you learn the different ways to cheer yourself up, the better.

The best attitude towards any vexation is to first distract yourself from the cause of the anger and focus on something positive.