Grabbing Happiness

We exist, therefore we think…not all thoughts and experiences are wonderful….

Many events and people threaten to drag us down into an abyss…..where no ray of light can reach……serious. clinically diagnosed depression has to be treated by a specialist and dealt with the compassion and understanding that any disease requires…

For the not-clinically-depressed who are feeling low….here is what might help…helps me…..

  • Wear red/ yellow/ bright colours
  • Look at yourself in the mirror, make ridiculous, embarrassing faces and laugh out loud, make a pouty face, a coquettish face…..
  • Yell….I am bloody awesome 5 times 🙂
  • Hug a loved one…. or call them up and tell them how much you love them
  • Tell your partner/ child / pet that you love them multiple times/day…and why they are so wonderful….the look on their face will cheer you up
  • Send naughty msgs to your partner…..if they are hilarious as well….awesome
  • Eat…..dark chocolate…whatever you love, unless your health and doctor forbid it….eat what you can, and how much you can
  • Sing…..loud…a song that you love….the worse you are at singing, the better it will make you feel
  • Dance…..uninhibited…….sing along with the lyrics…..
  • Take a holiday….travel or read a book, watch a movie…with a happy and funny theme
  • If you love stuff….go and buy some
  • Let out your anger/ resentment…..if someone hurts you….tell them in uncensored language what you think of them…..hang up and block the number(for a while, at least)
  • Solve puzzles….
  • For some, burying themselves in work is uplifting….
  • Friends can not cheer you up as much as a person with shared DNA can…..vent to a family member / partner who loves you as much as you love them
  • Paint…..with bright colours……
  • Blow bubbles…..works wonders!
  • If you have a garden…..sniff the flowers, walk barefoot in the grass
  • Feed birds and dogs…..they will trust you instinctively
  • Work out….stress busters are released
  • I count my blessings that I have someone to cook and clean…
  • Enjoy each moment, acknowledging that it will be over all too soon……
  • Last resort…..take a walk in the hospital…………………………….walking and talking and laughing are miracles which we are capable of…..


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