Tuesday, 9 October 2012

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How to Get Happy when You're Sad


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  1. Call up a friend to talk about it (or to get your mind off it). Your best friends can really give you a boost when you're feeling down. Only call someone you feel you can really communicate with.
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    Watch a funny movie, preferably one that you've already seen and liked. Or, watch a sad one, that will make you think "huh, my life isn't as bad as theirs!!"
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    Eat a good meal. Make something different and delicious, something out of the ordinary. For some people, a good meal can always brighten up a bad mood.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Paint a picture. Express your feelings with color and shapes. Art is part of life.
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    Cry Let all the tears of sadness drain of your body and wipe up with a refreshing tissue
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    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.
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    Take a shower. You will feel happier and refreshed.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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".
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    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.
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    Sometimes taking a nap might make you feel better. Try it and have a good, long nap.
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    Journal - Stop dwelling on past hurts, and look to the future. Each day is a new day. Just because you were sad yesterday doesn't mean you have to be sad today. Get a fresh slate. Each person has a good side to them: show yours. Be grateful for what you have; don't worry about what you don't have.
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    Instead of writing in a journal, make a list of 100 things that make you happy. It's a challenge, but see if you can do it. Don't think, don't worry about if it's childish or silly, just write it down.
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    Before you go to bed, completely clear your mind of everything. This includes school life, grades, friends, family, etc. Dream up your happy place. This will at least leave you falling asleep with a better mood, making your feelings brighter in the morning.
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    Listen to certain songs, preferably songs that give you a nice warm, happy feeling.
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    Take a long walk to calm you down and to relax. Sometimes, it gives you a soothing feeling. Take a deep breath and puff it out.
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    Take a hot bath with a book to relax and feel at rest, very soothing. If it helps take gentle breaths of air.
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    Laugh, it may be forceful at first but it can trigger a funny memory then the laugh is real.
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    Look at some of your childhood pictures, if a funny one pops up you'll probably think "HAHA, I was a really funny kid a long time ago." Ask your parents for childhood pictures if you want a lot of them!
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    Stick to your routines. Probably you don't feel like doing it but force yourself to do it. You will possibly feel everything as normal as before. It's important to know that while you have lost something/someone but you still have whole lots of other things/people that you enjoy.


  • Writing in a journal can help you figure out your feelings.
  • Book an appointment with a therapist especially if you are constantly feeling depressed.
  • Take a very deep breath, you will feel delighted.
  • Smile. Even if you don't mean it, you'll feel better.
  • Practice pranayam.
  • Everyday is a start to the rest of your life.
  • "When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead."
  • Try yoga. It can help clear the mind and free the soul.
  • Think about things objectively. Is your sadness really worth all the tears? Is your life the worst it could possibly be?
  • (Note: If you really feel like there's no hope anymore, considering talking to a professional or letting an adult know. Remember, there's always an option.)
  • Get something non-breakable and throw it really hard, or squeeze it really hard! It will make you feel better! Just make sure you cannot break it because then you'll have a mess to clean up, and that will make you sad!
  • Say hello to every person you see and hop on alternating feet.
  • Make flubber and play with it.
  • Always smile.
  • Think of something happy or funny or jump on a trampoline.
  • Forget about the past or bad memories and begin making new and brighter ones!
  • Remember that sadness will eventually go away if you think positively.

  • Sometimes people eat when they're sad or stressed out, but this is not the best idea. Sure, it might make you feel good, but eating won't cure you, you'll just feel bloated and put yourself in a tougher situation. However, some people find eating difficult when they are particularly upset or sad. This is just as detrimental to well being as overeating. The brain cannot function properly without the carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other nutrients it needs. This can lead to irrational decisions, decrease in energy and listlessness.
  • Do not isolate yourself. This is especially important if you are depressed very often. You might just want people to leave you alone, but don't make yourself be with no one else around. Don't push your friends away and try to regularly participate in social activities that you enjoy or don't mind doing.
  • Don't start doing irresponsible and irrational things. It won't make you truly happy and will only end up giving you more problems. If you don't normally drink/do drugs/smoke, then don't get anywhere near it when you're sad; you won't think clearly and regret it later. Don't do any self-injury either, it will just cause more pain and trouble.
  • Dont take your anger out on someone else. Instead, punch a punching bag or a pillow.
  • Continue to eat Some people eat when they are stressed; but some people cannot eat when they are stressed or worried. If you don't eat when you're stressed, make sure you are eating normal portions daily. However, don't overeat, this can lead to obesity.
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