10 ways to feel better when you’re down on life


  1. Unique freaks

Out of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, not one of them can claim to be you. They say everyone has a doppelganger but regardless…you are unique whether you like it or not. A person of the same DNA make up as you did not live before you and will not live after you. Surely that’s a reason to make some lasting footprints on this land? We’re constantly told by the media to ‘be’ a certain way and that’s just unrealistic. Remember and embrace your uniqueness.

2. #firstworldproblems

This one may annoy you the most if you’re reading this in a mood. Nonetheless it has to be on the list. How often do you complain about your life? Yet you have a bed to sleep in (hopefully), food in your belly and a system that ensures (to a certain degree) your safety. If you are at the lowest of lows, at least you are not from running war, desperately searching for water to survive or struggling to find shelter for the night. Many people around the world face this daily. Feeling better? You should you lucky sod.

3. Nothing lasts forever

I used to hate this cliche, however, the older and wiser I grow the more it rings true. Eventually, no matter what the situation is, feelings fade, events are forgotten and you start moving forward without realising it. This process can only be delayed by you wallowing in self pity. I do not mean that to sound harsh but sometimes you just have to plod on until the storm passes…and it will!

4. Somebody cares

Loneliness can encourage resentful feelings, bring on depression and stop you living life. Despite what you may think SOMEBODY does care about you. If it isn’t family or friends it will be someone at work, or the guy at the corner shop. There are good humans out there and voicing your doubts and miseries will make you feel better. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved…#cliche


5. You’re missing out

If you’re isolated from others or don’t really have anyone in your life, that doesn’t mean you can’t live it. On occasion I have found myself going to an art exhibition alone (because nobody I know likes that stuff!) and I found myself enjoying it more. I could take my time, stop and think and experience it at my own pace. I also encountered strangers and had random conversations. You don’t know what will happen if you don’t put yourself out there. Be your own best friend so you don’t miss out on life.

6. Set goals

This one is a little cheesy, although if you follow through on your plans you will be pleasantly surprised. There is always a way to get what you want. You have to find the route to it and then figure out what steps you need to take to follow it. Breaking goals down into manageable pieces makes them seem more achievable. Every time you’ve completed a step, it will boost your  mood and progress your life. This can be for anything, moving house, study, better job or anything else that comes to mind.

7. A love lost

They say a love lost is better than never having loved before…and I agree. Relationships can send men and women crazy but ultimately they are awesome. When they end or run into difficulty though, it make us sad. Sometimes people really are just a chapter in our book and they give us something new to move forward with. This can be a positive or a negative. One ex might be a mistake you learn from and another is someone who helped you grow. Either way you win in the long run.

8. The bright side of life

We all do it…stomp around huffing and puffing to let everyone else in the vicinity know that we are in a bad mood. Often this is just a way of releasing our frustration and getting a bit of pity off others. But why do we run to that negative whiny side of ourselves? It is better for your well being to find the positive in the negative and if it isn’t there… create one! You will never feel better if you don’t try and once you see how your good mood infects everyone, you’ll be doing it everyday.


9. The sweet music on the radio

This is my personal favourite. Hard day at work? Put music on and dance. Had an argument? Put music on and dance…lols. Music is made from emotion and so it make us ‘feel’ when we hear it. If the tune is upbeat and funky you won’t be able to help yourself. If you don’t feel like dancing then I command you too dance anyway. Stop being stubborn and humble yourself to enjoy the groove. Eventually it will get you anyway.

10. Let it go

Another common yet treasured cliche. Let it go. The things that get us made are usually the things we can’t change, so it is a waste of time and energy even trying. We can only control and be accountable for our own actions. Leaving people be will save you a monster headache and lots of drama. Rising above the BS will also help you see clearly and give you the edge… in most circumstances anyway!




Author: Defined by Thrine

'The times they are a-changin' A passionate writer without an agenda History undergraduate Speak freely, listen intently #moreyinthanyang #healthydebates Enjoy...Defined by Thrine.

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