Smile- Seriously. Even when you’re feeling down, try to force a smile. Something that might help is biting on a pen or your finger. Studies have shown that even the fakest of smiles can help lift spirits and change your outlook.
Go For A Jog- If you can, fill the extra time in your day with some exercise. Go for a walk or a jog. Cardio is best. You’ll feel amazing afterwards and energized after. Plus, exercise releases endorphins so ride that workout high to help you feel better.
Be Grateful- Jot down all the things you’re thankful for or list them in your head. Reminding yourself of all the good in your life is a helpful tool to remember that things aren’t as bad as you think and that life is beautiful.
Let Your Feelings Out- It’s important that we don’t bottle up our negative feelings, so try to let them out the best you can. If you’re angry, try yelling into a pillow to help you get it out of your system. If you’re feeling down, then journal what you’re feeling to sort through it all. Take some deep breaths and then do your best to stay out of your head, and happy instead.
( credit: L.R.)