Put a smile on your mate’s face with these 10 happy hints!
Looking for ways to cheer up a mate? Then look no further! We’ve got you covered…
JUST CHECKING IN…
Send a message to let your friend know that you’re thinking of them. A quick text can make a really big difference to their day, especially if they’re going through a tough time.
GOOD MOOD FOOD
Put your culinary skills to good use and whip up a home-cooked meal for your mate. There’s nothing better than having someone else cook for you, especially after a long, hard day. Don’t worry if you’re no Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen… there’s always takeaway! Or you could hit the supermarket and create a buffet of your friend’s favourite snacks.
LEND A HAND
Is there something in particular your friend is stressed about? Maybe you can offer to lend a helping hand to take some of the strain and relieve the pressure. If they’re worried about an exam, for example, you could offer to help them study and quiz them on their knowledge to help them revise.
THE POWER OF MEMES
We all love a good meme. They’re a quick, funny distraction and can work magic on a gloomy mood. Send your mate a selection of your new favourite memes to brighten their day or ping over that one meme you know always has them in stitches.
Surprise your friend by sending a gift to their doorstep. There are loads of amazing things you can send through the letterbox, from flowers and fudge to books and sweets! Is there anything better than receiving a surprise parcel? We think not!
Looking back through old photos of you both together is a great way to have a laugh and to remember fun moments from the past. You could make a collage on your phone and send it to your friend to look at whenever they need an instant happiness boost.
FEEL-GOOD FILM NIGHT
Plan a movie night and pick a film that’s sure to make your friend laugh out loud. You could throw on an old favourite or stream a new comedy or stand-up show. Laughter really is the best medicine!
Plan a day filled with fun activities for you and your friend to enjoy. If your mate has been feeling down lately, they could probably do with a much-needed distraction and a chance to blow off some steam.
BLAST THOSE BEATS
Throw on your favourite tunes and let loose. Dance yourselves into a fit of giggles or rave in the car – music is a great way to get those feel-good vibes!
Ask your friend questions about how they’re feeling and let them know that you’re there to support them, always. Sometimes our friends just need to know that they matter. You can put a smile on a friend’s face simply by being a good listener and a strong shoulder to lean on.