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How To Stay Happy In A Negative Atmosphere

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How To Stay Happy In A Negative Atmosphere
Amya Gulati

When we are surrounded by constant negative energy, it's difficult not to be cynical. Whether you wake up to gloomy skies or witness your friends going through some tough times, your happiness and positivity should not be compromised. Here are five things you can do to make a shitty day a little less shitty.

Play your happy music

Listening to sad music when you're already down in the dumps is pointless. Play your happiest tunes and take your mind away from the real world for some time.

Talk to someone

There's a way to talk to people without feeling like a burden on them. Ask a friend if they are willing to hear you out first, and if they are emotionally available, let them know how you've been feeling lately. Sometimes, our friends can give us advice or provide an outlook that we didn't even know was there.

Go for a run (or exercise)

Getting yourself to go to the gym or go outside is difficult, but once you get yourself up and running, your body and mind will be grateful that you did. Exercising not only releases endorphins, but it also helps in taking your mind off of your problems and away from a negative space.

Treat yourself

Contrary to popular belief, money can buy you temporary happiness. Whether it be a comfort food you've been craving or a pretty pair of earrings you've been eyeing, it is days like this where you're allowed to treat yourself to them.

Don't take life too seriously

This is definitely easier said than done, but you have to remind yourself that there are very few things worth being upset over. Life is not supposed to be incredibly hard, and if someone or something is making you feel like there's no light at the end of the tunnel, then leave them/it behind.

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