I came across this picture on the internet and decided it was worth sharing. To be fair, when I get sad, I usually stay sad for a while, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Your brain can do some crazy stuff if you make a habit of repressing emotions. But this quote got me thinking, and I was hoping to post today, so here come 3 ways to be awesome instead of sad:
- Pick one thing (or three!) that you love about yourself. Sappy? Only if you make it sappy!
For example, something sappy I love about myself is my inner beauty. Something awesome I love about myself is being able to write acrostic poems for any occasion:
Actually want to
Yearn to live after all
Bam! See #3
- Pick one thing (or three!) you are grateful for. Cheesy? Only if you make it cheesy!
For example, something cheesy I am grateful for is my fantastic family – they are not to be taken for granted. Something awesome I am grateful for is being able to walk up the stairs 11 floors to our apartment if necessary. I am grateful not to have to shave my face. I am grateful not to be lactose-intolerant (insert tub of ice cream here)
- Do something creative or constructive. This will cheer you up better and for longer than the internet or video games. If you play an instrument, break it out; make a collage or learn to knit; do a sports drill or write a poem.
If all else fails, do some star jumps. I can’t imagine staying sad while doing star jumps. Or if you physically can’t do star jumps, watch that video and imagine doing star jumps.