Everyone has days when things just don’t go their way, so if
you’re feelin’ a little off, chances are you’re not alone. But that doesn’t
mean that you should find all of those other people who are feelin’ blue and
have a pity party. Instead, look on the bright side, and use these seven mental
tricks to keep your chin up ‘til the sun comes out.
Time Never Stops
When things seem really bad, remember that no matter what,
tomorrow is already on its way. So just hold your breath, count to ten, and
deal with what you have to ‘cause pretty soon, all this angst will just be a
memory. Think of all the fun things you have planned in the future – even if
they seem a long way off, they’ll be here before ya know it.
I’m Still OK!
Remind yourself that there’s always someone who has it worse
than you. They might not have your good health, your safe house, your delicious
snackage or your awesome friends. But whatever it is, imagine that they were
suddenly given your life. Put yourself in their shoes, and picture the sheer
excitement they’d have if they had what you do. Then hang on to that happy
feeling, and let it carry you right on through this rough patch.
Mirror, Mirror on the
If you’re feelin’ down on yourself, grab a mirror and take a
good look. Find five things that you like about your mind and your bod. And do
not leave that mirror ‘til you’ve got those things in your head, girl. We know
that you’ve got tons of awesome qualities, so you’ve gotta admit to at least
five. Finding those things will remind you why you rock and will pump up your
confidence so you can face whatever troubles you’ve got goin’ on.
Spread the Love
Have you ever been so grumpy that when your BFF bounces over
to greet you, you totally kill her mood with one look? We’ve all been there,
chica, and it’s not a great place. So put on the happy for someone else, if not
for yourself. You love your buds, and you don’t want them to be miserable. So
fool them into thinking everything is hunky-dory, and you’ll end up foolin’
Instead of just sitting there and thinking how awful
everything is right now, make a plan to fix up your sitch. Even if it’s not
gonna have instant results, just knowing that there’s a way out and that things
will improve can be enough to lift your spirits. Having trouble coming up with
a solution? Ask your bestie or your mom for some help. They might see a way out
that you haven’t noticed yet.
Don’t like the way things are going now? Get lost in your
past for a little while. Find a happy memory, and go over it in your head.
You’ll find yourself just smiling at the thought. And if you’re having trouble
focusing on the good times, pull out a scrapbook or some old pics to jog your
memory. You’ll be surprised how much happiness can be preserved in one little
The Impossibility of
Hate to break it to ya, babe, but nothing is ever perfect.
No matter what you do, there is always gonna be some tiny flaw in the beautiful
life you’ve built. But just because it’s there, doesn’t mean you have to notice
it. So focus on the bright spots, and skip over the not-so-great ones that you
just can’t change. Life is what you make it, so choose to make yours a happy
Hey girlies, what are
some ways that you chase away your blues?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 9/6/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN body image, life, dealing with depression, self-esteem