So I have recently come to the conclusion that you cannot just force yourself to be happy. Pasting a smile on your face when all you really want to do is frown isn’t going to help anything. Laughing at things that you don’t even think are funny is definitely not going to make your day better. And telling someone that you’re okay when really your soul is screaming out from the inside is certainly not going to help you any.
So why do we do that? Why do we lie, and cover up our problems when all that’s going to do is make us feel worse? It’s a terrible feeling, really, when you’ve just spent your entire morning moping in bed, wanting nothing more than just to spend the rest of your day doing just that. And then you’ve got to force yourself to crawl out of bed, put on a happy face and when someone asks you later how you are doing, you have to say “Oh, I’m great!” When your brain is saying, “No, I’m really not.”
If you’re feeling unsure about life, and sad but can’t figure out why, then maybe it’s time that you change something. In other words, I haven’t been at my happiest lately. Crying spells, followed with days where I have to keep myself smiling with positive quotes on Pinterest and forced laughter when I hear my dad’s jokes at the dinner table. How is that a life? Or really, how has that turned into my life? I don’t like it. Not one bit. And I’ve decided that this is motivation enough to change some part of my life that has obviously gone very wrong.
I clearly can’t go too drastic. There’s no moving away to England and starting fresh. No quitting school and joining the circus. But I can start with a few smaller, more simple things.
Like waking up a little earlier, and eating fresh fruit for breakfast as I watch the sunrise. Doing a little more walking and enjoying the sunshine outside rather than spending hours staring at the computer screen. Complimenting people whenever I go out, just to make their day a little better. Doing things like that are sure to make me feel happier, and I hope that if any of you need to get out of a funk, that doing these things will help you too!
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