12 Dec 10 things to do when you feel down
We'd all love to be happy all the time.
But this is unrealistic.
We can't enjoy happiness every minute of every day; but we can teach ourselves to be resilient and to bounce back quickly when we do feel down.
In this great article by Scott Christ from LifeHack, 10 tips are provided that if applied well, will help you bounce back to happiness even during those bad days…
Any time you’re feeling down, you have two options: 1) keep doing what you’re doing, or 2) do something to try and pick yourself back up. Sometimes number 2 isn’t so easy, though. That’s why we came up with 10 things you can do when you’re not feeling your best to get that smile back on your face.
1. Stop being so hard on yourself.
We put a lot pressure on ourselves. While it’s beneficial to aspire to greatness, sometimes you need to sit back, reflect, and recognize all the good things you have going on right now. So when you’re feeling down, try this: think about the things in life you’re grateful for. Focus on what you have … not what you don’t. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself. Be content with who you are right now at this moment. And remember, happiness is a choice.
2. Get up and move.
One of the best ways to pick yourself up when you’re having a tough day is to get off your butt and do some exercise. For example, go outside and take a walk. Ride your bike around the block. Go to the gym. Don’t just stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself. Get up, get moving, and get over it.
3. Surround yourself with people you love.
Family and friends can be the best medicine when you have the blues. Even if you can’t see them in person, pick up the phone and call someone you love. Sometimes all you need is a friend to listen to you and help you get some stuff off your chest.
4. Find a way to laugh.
We take life a little too seriously sometimes. But let’s put this in perspective: how you’re feeling right now is one tiny moment out of the thousands you will experience in your life. Know that sadness is temporary. And pick yourself up by watching your favorite funny show, movie, or video online…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE