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4 Ways You Can Feel Happier Now—Or Soon
A few months ago, I conducted a survey to learn more about what you want to hear from me. I was surprised that many of you asked me about how I remain positive, optimistic, and happy. At that time, I don’t think I was necessarily feeling smiley, y‘know? If anything, the imposter syndrome took off its shoes and made itself comfortable in my brain. I felt like I wasn’t really the person who could just tell any of you how to feel happier. But after I thought about it, I have a lot of practice getting myself out of funks—I believe we have to make an effort to be happy or content every day. Otherwise, we’d all be so happy all the time, right? So today, I want to share a few ideas for how you can feel happier, less anxious, or more at peace as soon as possible. It might take hours or all day but these are things that personally help me. 1. Keep a Mental Health Journal When I’m anxious, I tend to have a lot of emotion and ideas that want my complete attention. And because I suck at multi-tasking, I write down these ideas to make sense of everything. When it comes to things of the heart, I keep a mental health journal to track things I’ve learned or discovered about myself. I track my menstruation cycle, mood swings, things that are upsetting/triggers, mantras, advice from my therapist, and potential solutions. If you find yourself carrying a heavy mental load, you can relieve it through writing. This is likely second nature to all you writers out there. Writing things down will help you be more self-aware. When you have another wave of unpleasant emotion, you can go back to what you wrote and find a …