We have all experienced being down in the dumps for this or that reason. It’s part of the human experience. Of course, some problems may be heavier than others and require additional attention. But here are some surefire ways to instantly lift ourselves up from unhappy times that have worked for me.
Gratitude instantly turns our focus away from what is wrong or bad to what is good. It may be difficult to get started finding something to be grateful for amidst the unhappy feeling. But if we can find one thing to be grateful for, more ideas will surely follow. I usually find at least five things because that seems to be the amount that really starts ramping up my mood.