It’s pretty easy to be a little bummed out right now. After all, the Disney Parks are closed and many of us around the country are stuck at home.
But things aren’t all bad. These trying times have definitely brought out the best in some people as we band together. We certainly love keeping an eye out for new livestreams from our favorite Disney celebs! Still, it’s totally normal to feel a little down right now. So, if you’re looking for a pick-me-up, check out these 10 ways to be much happier today!
1. Get creative with your Disney crafts!
If you’ve got a little time on your hands (which many of us do!) maybe dedicate part of your day to getting crafty! Working on something can help you feel better, both because the activity is fun and there’s that sweet, sweet sense of accomplishment when you finish.
2. Celebrate a birthday…or an UN-BIRTHDAY!
Maybe it’s time to celebrate someone in your fam’s special day. No worries! As a wise (maybe not) Hatter once said, “A very merry UN-birthday to YOU!” Luckily for all of us, there are 365 days this year that we can celebrate our un-birthdays (it’s a leap year 😉)!
For tips on the best ways to get your (un)birthday celebrations on, we’ve got you covered with a guide to throwing a Disney birthday party! So, dig out those old “I’m Celebrating” buttons from your last Disney trip and get ready to PAR-TAY.
3. Support the people who are making the world a better place.
Remember how we mentioned that some good is coming from the current sitch? Well, a lot of that good comes from those who are working on the front lines to help handle the global crisis. That’s right, we’re talking about the healthcare workers who are SO appreciated right now.
If you’re looking to help out, there are a TON of ways that you can contribute to the cause. Helplessness is a pretty common feeling right now, but ALL of us have a chance to help more than we realize! Sure enough, it’ll put a smile on your face to know you’ve done some good.
4. Tour Disney from home!
Thinking that you could REALLY use a self-care day in the Disney parks? Us too. Well, you might not be able to go hug Mickey in real life, but you can take a virtual tour of Disney World to get your parks-fix.
The DFB Guide YouTube channel has HUNDREDS (and hundreds) of GREAT videos that will have you feeling like you’re in the parks, even as you sit on your couch in sweatpants. Pick a title that sounds interesting, or let us suggest a few of our faves!
5. Make some EPIC Disney food at home!
Or maybe you’re a stress-baking kind of person. Hey, IMO that’s a pretty great way to handle your stress. Especially because it means you get to eat bread or cake when you’re done. A win-win!
Well whether you’re baking or just looking for a treat, whip up a Disney recipe to get yourself out of a glum mood!
And if you’re feeling really blue, it’s time to whip out the big guns. We’re talking EPIC. DISNEY. SUNDAES. Grab your ice cream scoop and do some stretches because it’s about to get CRAZY. Making one of these treats will seriously take your mind off of things!
6. Celebrate Earth Day — Disney-style!
Earth Day may have been a week ago, but we’re really celebrating all month long! After all, we love our planet and we want to take care of her — and we’re not the only ones! Disney has come up with some really AWESOME ways to show a little love to Mother Earth, all from the comfort of home!
April 22nd was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund, and the 22nd anniversary of Animal Kingdom. Um… that’s a lot of big milestones! We better get celebrating!
7. Recreate your favorite attraction in your living room!
You might have seen some of the SUPER cute viral videos of people remaking Disney attractions at home. Well, you can do that too! Some of the attractions are super easy to mimic in a cute homemade way, but feel free to get creative!
8. Watch some old Disney commercials!
If you’re not feeling up to anything too crazy, save the Disney antics for another day and get settled onto your couch. A surefire way to get a smile on your face is to watch some retro Disney commercials.
We’ve compiled a list of some pretty great classics, but there are TONS more you can find online! You’ll find yourself smiling from the nostalgia, how heart-warming they are, or maybe because you’re busting out laughing (we’re looking at you Splash Mountain rap!).
9. Make your Disney Bucket List for your next trip!
One of our favorite things to do is to plan trips to Disney. In fact, we like planning our vacays almost as much as we like going on them. If that sounds like you, then maybe take some time to put together a Disney Bucket List for the next time you make it to the parks.
Need a little nudge in the right direction? Well, we suggest you start your list with the most important thing — food! And we’ve got a DFB Disney Food Bucket List to get you started. We think all of these are total must-dos, but feel free to add your own!
10. Zen out “in” Disney World.
And finally, if you just need to relax we recommend finding some time to zen out a little bit. Just when you need them, we’ve got some views of Disney World lots of folks never really see…to help you feel a little more at peace.
Taking a peek at these fun and relaxing videos can really help make you happier. Remember, “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day.” Hopefully, some of our suggestions help make you a little happier until we get there.
Here’s hoping these suggestions have helped out a little bit with your mindset. Remember, we love you, and we thank you for reading! ❤️
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How are you finding happiness during this time? Tell us in the comments!