1. Find something little that you love and cherish it.
It doesn't have to be something big, it can be anything that will make you smile and give you that little boost. For me it's a hot cup of tea and a cookie. Maybe you need to zone out for a few minutes, look at funny cat photos, whatever. Just find something that makes you just a little bit happier. It's one step at a time.
2. Talk to a friend, even if just on facebook.
The funny thing is that the more connected we are, the less connected we feel and since everyone puts on a brave face, we often think we're the only ones who suffer. Reach out and talk to someone you haven't talked to in awhile, make time in your schedule for a coffee or a phone call. I can honestly tell you that the days I remember most are the ones where I got to talk to someone I haven't seen in awhile. Who knows, you might brighten up someone else day too.
3. Let it go of the negative and think positive.
This one's a toughie, trust me I know. Being a person of great ambition, I get bogged down in negative feelings if I'm not constantly moving forward, but here's what I've found. Think of the positive and not the negative. Too often we compare ourselves with others and our comparisons are unrealistic. I've run the gamut from broke to doing okay in terms of money, and it didn't effect my happiness. I've had alot of people around me sometimes and fewer friends at other times, no change. But what does change it, and quickly, is my attitude towards the situation. Find the positive and focus in on that, block out the bad negative thoughts there not doing any good to anyone.
4. Make a decision.
Not like the Am I going to have a doughnut or a bagel for breakfast decision, a real one. Figure out what bugs you and make a step in the right direction. Change some small thing, something that's within your power. One of the biggest frustrations is life is feeling powerless and hopeless. Take a little bit of that power back and change something. Make a step in the right direction. Decisions always make me feel better.
5. Focus on a Past Success, Then Focus on The Future.
If you've done it before you can do it again. The universe exists in patterns, the sun rises and the sun sets. Remind yourself of a past success and push that energy forward onto your future, and then go after it with everything you got. The busiest people rarely have time to feel bad. So get to it and make a success for yourself.
6. Don't Forget to Laugh.
To many days go by with too little laughter. Find something that makes you chuckle and go to it. Watch cat videos or your favourite comedian. Laughter is powerful and the dopamine spikes can be really helpful for turning your day around.
Fake smiles will turn into real smiles. I know it sounds stupid but if you smack a smile on your face and keep it there after awhile you'll just feel better and want to smile. Try it, it's hard to smile through a shitty mood, but give it a shot and smile till you feel like smiling.