Happiness is a volatile thing. One day it can be there, and the next it’s gone. And all it takes is an ill-timed letter with bad news, or an accident.
Instead of wallowing and panicking about the current crisis, there are things you ought to do to keep your mind occupied and happy for the time being. Distracting yourself on Cheekybingo is one method. Another might be going for a swim, or playing Halo. Whatever you do to cheer yourself up, remember the points below:
Avoid pity parties – No one wants to see someone they love suffer, so try and not feel too sorry for yourself. Keep upbeat and be thankful for the support you have. If your friends are trying to cheer you up, let them, don’t fight it.
Think of all the good things – Remember that there are good aspects to your life too. It might feel like the current crisis is all consuming and never ending, but there is always a positive. Focus on them, make a list, and hold onto them. And before you know it, your outlook and positivity will be returned.
Do what you want – Sometimes you just need to do what you want, rather than what you need to do. No better time to do so than in a crisis. If you want to pamper yourself, do it. If you want to sleep away the day and feel sorry for yourself for a brief period, that’s fine too, so long as it isn’t prolonged.
Don’t avoid – The problem isn’t going to go away, so there’s no point in hiding from it. If anything leaving it will make it worse, as it has time to fester. Tackle it head on, and you’ll find that you will feel much better about the situation, and yourself in a shorter period of time.