These past few days have truly not been the best. In fact, the entire month of February has not been my favorite.
When I'm down in the dumps, I like to keep myself preoccupied. Some of the things I like to do include:
- Hang out with (real) friends - When I say the word "real", I mean those friends who you can cry and tell anything to. Honestly, those are the most important people to have in your life.
- Write - I'd like to think I'm an okay writer. It's calming and quiet. It's a chance for me to think about things and then express it into words.
- Sleep - This is an obvious one. Sometimes the best thing after a bad day is to just come home, lay down, curl up in your sheets and go to sleep.
- Spend time with family - I think this one is very underrated. I know I fight with my parents a lot (hey, I'm a teenager, it's normal), but when I'm sad, they know how to fix it. We'll bake, watch movies or play video games. It's nice not having to worry about anything else.
But, sometimes those things aren't enough. I like to look towards "words of wisdom". It may seem silly to follow advice from a quote, but for some reason, I always feel better after reading some. Sometimes it helps me get a better perspective on a situation, and other times I just realize how silly I'm being.
Focusing on the good parts of your life can be extremely hard. Sometimes it really can seem like the whole world is against you. At the end of every night, I like to list at least five things that I'm thankful or grateful for in my life. This list usually consists of friends that care about me, my family who supports me, my teachers for providing me with a chance to learn and become a better person, kind strangers who do good just because they simply want to, and God for blessing me with this wonderful life that I have. It seems simple, but it makes me so grateful for the good things in my life.
Believe You Are Loved
Admit it. We have all been there. Everyone has been at a moment in their life when they think they are completely alone and that no one loves them. Well, I can tell you that is one hundred percent wrong. Not only do you have a family (blood related or not) and friends, but God will always love you. He is watching over you at all times and He will constantly be there to take care of you. You are never alone.
You Are Not Perfect
Judging others is sadly a very common way for people to cope with issues. It's bullying and it's simply not okay. Look at the parts of your life that need improvement before you go and call someone else names. It does not make you a better person if you are rude towards someone's appearance or attitude. By pushing your negativity onto something else, you are not fixing your issues. You're only making yourself worse.