How to Feel Happy When Life Is Sad

Published Date 9/11/2014
Category: Love, Relationships & Family

Turning your frown upside-down.

Sadness is an unfortunate fact of life, but it doesn't have to color your entire world. Sometimes things don't go your way, bad things happen, and a general feeling of malaise makes your day look blue, but you can work through it. All those struggles are really just lessons, especially if you always have an arsenal filled with things that make you feel happy.

View Failure as a Learning Opportunity

Failure, whether you've failed to get a promotion or to simply catch the right bus on the way to work, is not a bad thing. Every time you fail, you have the opportunity to learn a lesson. If you recognize that you're really just practicing your successes, it's so much easier to feel happy, even when things don't go your way.

Count All Your Blessings

You have so many blessings. You have your health, your family, your friends and loved ones, you can run and jump, and you're alive. Each day that you can live, breathe, and thrive, you have blessings. Realizing this will help you feel happier, because you can also try to picture life without all of your blessings.

You may feel a surge of happiness when you walk through the door and your dog goes crazy. You may feel thankful when you talk to your mother on the phone, and she instantly lifts your spirits. Everyone has different shining lights in their lives, and yours are uniquely your own.

Are you still having trouble recognizing all the things for which to feel thankful? Talk to someone. Have a few psychic readings by phone and explain to your psychic that you can't name your blessings. You can also vent about what's making you feel so sad.

Surround Yourself with Love

You can't feel happy when you're surrounded by negativity. Instead, spend time with your partner, your family, and your friends. When you spend time with the people who love you, it's difficult to stay sad. Your best friend will make you laugh, your sweetie will kiss you and make you smile, and your family members will remind you just where you come from, and how great it is.

Indulge Yourself a Little

There's nothing wrong with doing something for yourself when you're sad. What makes you happy? Maybe it's a massage, a trip to the bookstore, or a drive through the country. Even if being alone makes you feel happy, indulge. Banishing the blues is essential, as long as you do it in a healthy, mindful way.

Alleviate Stress Any Way You Can

Stress often causes unhappiness. In addition to indulging yourself, you also need to reduce the stress in your life. That's easier said than done sometimes, so look for activities that make you relax. Curl up with a good book, try yoga, go for a run, or talk to a live psychic about the anxieties and worries in your life. Sometimes you simply need to vent.

There's no reason to keep feeling sad, especially when there are so many beautiful things to experience in your life. What do you do when you're feeling down and out?


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