Thursday, July 10, 2008


How to Get Happy when You"re Sad

Everyone can feel a bit down and sad sometimes, and it totally stinks. Here are some ways to cheer up.
Call up a friend to talk about it (or to get your mind off it).Watch a funny movie, preferably one that you"ve already seen and liked.Exercise! Go for a walk, a jog, or a bike-ride. Doing this will make your body release endorphins and adrenaline through your body which will make you feel better physically and emotionally.
Be spontaneous. Sometimes a consistent and boring routine can make you feel bad. Do something out of the blue, but don"t make any rash decisions.Paint a picture. Express your feelings with color and shapes.Think about good memories. If you"ve lived through them Once, than you can definitely have them again. Just because things may seem bad right now doesn"t mean that tomorrow they will be.Take a shower. You will feel happier and refreshed.Get out of the house! The fresh air will make you feel better. Go somewhere with a friend, a family member, or even by yourself. See a movie, shop, go on a picnic, etc. Staying inside is like trapping yourself inside your depression.Listen to music. Don"t listen to sad music - try listening to energetic tunes or a song that inspires you or reminds you of good times.Have a good cry. Sometimes the sadness stays inside your head if you try to force yourself to be happy.Try to let the tears out at the most appropriate time, mainly the best time when you are alone. Do this, and you might feel more relieved of your sad feelings, as if it "got off your chest" Put your feelings into perspective. Is what you"re upset about really as important as you think? Did it seem to heavily affect more on yourself than those around you? If you sulk about little problems, like not receiving a perfect grade or spilled milk, then you"re going to feel sad a lot more easily. Not all of your problems require you to use your head, especially not ones that are very serious like the loss of a loved one. If you use reason to cheer yourself up, chances are you"ll feel a lot less stressed.Eat something that you love and let your feeling go into the food/drink and don"t eat/drink the last bite/sip where are you sadness will end.

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