I’ve been really unhappy in the past, from having depression to anxiety. It really affected my childhood and I don’t want that happening again when I grow older. (Note: I realise that it WILL happen a lot till I reach my old age). Not saying that negativity doesn’t affect adulthood, it does affect any person at any age.
But since I’m 18 now, nearly out of high school and going up to university, I decided that maybe there are ways that I can have self-care without going to a therapy (not saying you shouldn’t).
So I did the research and I did what I could do to make myself happy. And now, I’m not clinically depressed as I use to be.
I’m going to list things that could maybe help you in the long run and from what I’ve tried.
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So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let’s get right into it!
Meditation is one of the keys to self-care.
Even if you tried to fit in a few 5-10 minutes daily, surely enough, you could feel 10 or 100 times better when you release the tension and stress in your system.
Meditation helped me so much during the days where I was really stressed with school and family related problems. I’m a very tempered person so I get pretty angry easily but with the help of deep breathing, I can feel relieved, relaxed and calm.
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Who says hobbies doesn’t make you happy?
There are so many fun things to do out there, it’s impossible to run out. You could either have hobbies like traveling, writing a story, poem or letters, playing a type of sport (or many sports actually. You do you girl), playing video games, trying out new makeup looks and the list goes on.
My favourite hobbies are drawing, playing video games, listening to music and even writing blog posts.
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It’s awesome to let go of things on paper or word doc.
I use to build up so many emotions and negative thoughts in my head that I really didn’t know what to do with all that information. But by journalling, it helps with putting all negative thoughts down on paper. I mean, I couldn’t rant all that information to my friends since it was really personal to me.Putting down all your jumbled negative thoughts help keep you at peace. Click To Tweet
So I bought a small cheap journal and started to write everything that was on my mind, down on paper. And guess what? All those negative thoughts and emotions started to turn into positive thoughts and relief.
I was glad that all that information that was scrambled all onto that one journal, had left my mind.
Who couldn’t live without music? I hear many people don’t listen to music and it just makes me wonder how they can live without it.
Music is one of those things that have a powerful effect on a human. Going from lyrics to the music background, who couldn’t resist? Everybody has a different type of genre they like. Even ones that have relatable lyrics can affect a person.
5. FAMILY & FRIENDS
Whenever I feel down, I always talk to my boyfriend or one of my good friends who I trust.
My family and I ain’t really close but I like spending time with them since they like to chat about their past life and what they had experienced.
It makes me feel better when I have someone there to feel comfortable and enjoy life with but also there to listen to and comfort me. Even just spending a little time with them can turn your day from bad to good.
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6. MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES
Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up! – Ann Bradford
I made a page in my journal that collects a bunch of inspiring quotes and whenever I feel unmotivated or depressed, I read it over and over again until I finally get to my senses.
There are so many quotes out there that suit your taste. You could even print some out and post them on your wall so that way when you wake up, you can always start out your day feeling like you’re on top of the world.
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So that’s my 6 tips on how to be happy. I hope it will help you when you’re feeling down.
What’s your tip on how to be happy?
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