List everything in your life you are thankful for and be happy. Put some humor in your life! Learn to laugh at yourself or rent your favorite funny videos. Do not make any big decisions while you’re in this state. Wait until you’re feeling better so you can rationally weigh the ups and downs of your decisions. Do something that you enjoy or that will keep you busy, like cleaning your house, or read your favorite book.
Try to make some plans with your friends. Chances are that you’ll have tons of fun. Don’t expect too much of yourself. Face the things that you’re dreading. Once you do, you’re bound to feel a lot better. Buy yourself or someone else a gift. Relax. Take a long walk by yourself to think things over, take a bubble bath, or listen to soothing music. Be sure to get enough sleep by going to bed and waking up at a reasonable time. Being tired makes you feel more stressed and irritated, especially around others.
Give someone a hug. Everybody likes to get a hug once in awhile. It’ll make both of you feel good. Know that what you are going through is very common. Talk to someone you trust about what you are feeling – they can help you sort through your emotions.
Get some exercise. When you exercise, your body makes more special chemicals called endorphins that help to improve your mood; You may also eat chocolate because it also helps. Regular exercise will also help to maintain a regular even appetite and sleep schedule – both important to your mental state as well. Practice relaxation exercises. You can also do this while you walk. Read something inspiring. Don’t dwell on your weaknesses or mistakes. Think of things that you love about your own self or that you’ve done to help someone. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments.
Prepare for tests early. Eat healthy meals and snacks. A good diet helps you both physically and mentally.
Set realistic goals. Always take things one step at a time. Stop worrying about things that may never happen. Get involved with things you like to do. Your journal can act as someone you can always vent to and will never judge you. Make time for fun.
Do something totally selfless and anonymous – volunteer at a shelter or local treatment facility. Give thought to how much you have if you have a roof over your head, food to eat and are healthy. Lose yourself by keeping busy with indulging your time in helping others. This will keep your mind away from your own problems.
Do not try to get rid of your bad thoughts especially in loss of a loved one- by fighting them when they came to your mind. Just let them move through your head, think of them, but don’t let them take control over you. Manage them, for example if you are at work, leave them for a better time to think of. Struggling in order to get rid of some thoughts will make them stronger.
Remember that your mind is a battleground and you are the one who has to write the story of this battle. If you solve any problem inside your head, no longer it’s of importance that if the truth is the way you like it or not.
Cry, not just about the bad stuff, but what you have to help deal with the bad stuff, friends, family, a possible lover; remembering that YOU ARE NOT ALONE and devoid of love, combined with tears of sadness, actually obliterate your negative emotions. Don’t be afraid to do this.