By Lisa Cypers Kamen.
Focus on being positive. Stop yourself from saying things like “I’ll never finish this project” or “I’ll never have a good relationship.” Replace these thoughts with hope and positive statements, to help good things come into your life.
Try meditation. It will help you to better cope with the stressful things in your life.
Avoid self-criticism if possible. If you find yourself being critical, stop and just take a moment to readjust your attitude.
Treat yourself more kindly; it makes a big difference.
Figure out what your calling in life is. If your work doesn’t make you happy, find something else that you’re good at, and begin pursuing that in your free time or in a new vocation– whether that’s painting, sewing, or something else original.
Act happy – a few ways in which you can achieve this include expressing gratitude, performing acts of kindness for others, and making time for your friends. When you need to relax and spend some R&R time, don’t feel guilty about taking a few hours to do just that.
Give to others. This might be your time, a gift, or simply sharing a happy moment or two with someone you care about. Giving makes you happy.
Focus on the present. This quote by Buddha says it best: “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Find little pleasures. It might be taking a walk, a favorite hobby, or listening to your favorite song or music, but the important thing is taking the time to enjoy the little things in life.
Smile. Something so simple can make a big difference in your overall mood. Try it right now and see if your mood doesn’t improve!