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How to Get Happy when You're Sad

by Jan Mh on November 27, 2014

How to Get Happy when You're Sad


Everyone has the capacity for happiness, even if it doesn't seem that way most of the time. Unlocking your inner happiness has partly to do with your body, and partly to do with your mind. Combine the two, and you just might find that the world looks a little brighter, and more forgiving, at that angle.

1.          Your best friends can really give you a boost when you're feeling down.That's what they are there for. Try calling someone you feel you can really communicate with.

2  Watch a funny movie, preferably one that you've already seen and liked.You'll remember that time that you were happy watching it, and the familiarity will feel comforting.


Eat a good meal. Make something different and delicious, something out of the ordinary. Chew slowly, smell the food, and savor every last bite. Be thankful that you even have food to eat. According to one source, about 25,000 people will die on any given day due to hunger or related illness. 


Exercise. Go for a walk, a jog, or a bike ride. Play a team sport. Do anything that gets you up and sweating. Exercising will make your body release endorphins, a chemical that lifts your mood and lessens your feeling of pain.


Be spontaneous. Sometimes a consistent and boring routine can make you feel bad. Do something out of the blue without making any rash decisions. Go visit a friend or a museum, surprise your Mom with lunch, or take a weekend trip outside your city or town.


Paint a picture or mould a sculpture. Express your feelings with color and shapes. Art is a celebration of life, and you are a reason to celebrate.