- Turn your favorite music up loud and do a dance to it. Talk to yourself in the mirror.
- Write a funny or inspiring quote on your mirror/wall/locker.
- Scream as loud as you can (warn your family first!) and bounce up and down; jump all around.
- If it's a hot day, get your swimsuit on, go outside and turn the hose on yourself.
Keep in close touch with relatives and a small circle of friends. Cultivate love and support. Fly kites alone or with a friend and feel your cares drift away with the breeze. If something bad happens, focus on the other great things that happened, if you do you will remember the good and forget the bad. Think of advice you would give to someone you care about. Take that advice yourself. Tell funny jokes with friends or family. If you are unhappy, even if you don't know why; talk it out with someone. The exchange of ideas and feelings is healing and usually provides some level of satisfaction or peace. Only desire 3 meals and a roof every day. Everything else is extra! Always be goofy and have a few funny jokes to share. Get a fair bedtime so you will be fresh and happy in the morning. Always have a routine. If you have a routine, life will get easier on the way. No more stress. Look at the bright side of things too.
Try to love yourself a little more. Happiness stems from feeling good about the things around you and how that affects you. Look in the mirror and feel happy that who is looking back at you is a survivor. Keep reinventing yourself. The only person on earth who shouldn't be bored with who you are is yourself. When negative thoughts pop up in your mind, just ignore them or think of something else. Write a list of the things that make you sad, and talk to the person or people that did it to you.
Happy people are not happy all the time. Everyone has times when they feel sad, frustrated, guilty, angry, and so on. Happy people are just more resilient and better at maintaining a state of ubiquitous happiness. We may feel negative at moments in our lives, but try to bounce back and live in the moment, and be content with everything you do. If you are constantly unhappy or depressed, seek professional help.