19 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up On This, The Bleakest Of Days


Well, well, well. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States of America.

Yeah, we know. This morning's news came as a bit of a shock, right? Reactions across social media, news outlets, and the entire world have been relentless and impassioned, united in chaotic and somewhat stunned disbelief.

It's like we've woken up to a world gone bonkers. Despite this surge of unpopular feeling though, we do have to sit back, take stock, recall how things felt post-Brexit, and ultimately remember that while it looks a bit grey out there right now, it won't stay that way forever.

So, to cheer ourselves up on this, the bleakest of days, here are some things to remind you that it is actually a wonderful, wonderful world out there…

1. Sir David Attenborough
David Attenborough brings nothing but good to the world. See below…

See More: 16 Pictures Of David Attenborough With Animals That Will Completely Change Your Life

2. Hugs
Hugs are awesome. Go on. Hug your colleague. Hug your housemate. Hug a parent. Goodness knows, we can all do with a hug every now and again.

3. Red Pandas
And the award for 'cutest animal ever'? Look at these rascals.

4. The 'Kiss' reel scene from Cinema Paradiso
If this film doesn't give you some form of life affirmation, nothing will people.

5. Baths
Get through today. Hit up Boots on the way home. Treat yourself to some nice bubbles. Then go home, and run a badass bath. Boom.

Read More: Things To Do In The Bath (So You Don't Get Bored…)

6. Baz Luhrmann's Sunscreen song
Play this REALLY loud over Trump's acceptance speech. Remember how this track was complete #LifeGoals.

7. These hamsters playing instruments
They're having a ball.

8. Dancing
Dancing, any kind. Dancing to ABBA. Dancing to Craig David. On your own. In a bar. Drunk, at your pal's wedding. Dance like no one is watching, you wonderfully bonkers creatures.

9. Clean sheets
Make yourself a nest. Get cosy.

10. Watching the Brownlee brothers
That moment when triathlete Alistair Brownlee helped brother Jonny over the line during the Triathlon World Series? Yes, we are human, and yes, we are capable of such greatness.

11. Ice cream
Just creamy, icy goodness sent from heaven to make us a whole lot happier.

12. Wine
Pretty self-explanatory.

13. Sex And The City re-runs
Doesn't matter that we've seen the last episode a bazillion times, when You've Got The Love starts, we feel 100% fulfilled.

Read More: The Sex And The City Quotes We Need In Our Lives

14. New shoes
That feeling when you step out wearing a brand new pair of feet candy? It's like nothing else.

15. Disney movies
Nothing is going to cheer you up post-Trump quicker than an office sing-along to The Little Mermaid.

16. Toast
To be eaten with a cup of tea. Nothing can go wrong when tea and toast have your back.

17. The street dance from 500 Days of Summer
This needs to happen. Like, today.

18. Saying 'I love you'
Sure, it sounds corny, but think about how much those three little words mean. Tell your mum. Your cat. Scream it from the damn rooftops. Give hatred the finger.

19. And finally, kittens…
All is right with the world.

Don't be glum. Share. Love like mad.


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