I wish life was merry 100% of the time. Unfortunately, life is not always fun. But does that mean it has to be bad?
I hate feeling down; I know it’s a part of life, and there’s no escaping it. However, many people seem to feel sad for no reason—or stay sad.
Maybe someone pisses you off. Or you make a mistake, and you blame yourself. We let things get to us, even though we know there’s often no reason to get upset.
But we do. There’s no shame in feeling down—but you don’t have to stay down. I find it unacceptable to stay in a bad mood for longer than 5 minutes.
Andy Warhol’s quote from The Philosophy Of Andy Warhol basically sums it up:
“What makes a person spend time being sad when they could be happy?”
When it comes to feeling good, I firmly believe that it’s something you have to generate from within. Many of us just react to outside events.
We think that being in a good mood is something that is determined by other people, the weather, our job, our bank account, or anything else that we don’t fully control.
The only things you control are your actions. You decided to get down about something. That means you can also decide to do something that cheers you up.
Here are 7 things you can try to instantly feel better.