1. Sit down and think about what bothers you
Sometimes there can be so much happening you aren't even sure what it is that bothers you thus it is incredibly beneficial to consider all of the occurrences to come to a reasonable conclusion. It can, however, be challenging to organise your thoughts and arrive to a logical conclusion so if that's the case for you then take a pen and a piece of paper and outline everything; once you make everything visual it can be much easier to get your life together. I, personally, found it incredibly beneficial to keep a small diary when I was going through an emotionally-tough time in my life, where I recorded all of my thoughts and feelings and I can assure although it does require some time and effort it can help you figure out what it is that you find overwhelming allowing you to then eliminate it.
2. MusicGood music can make you feel better. If you are upset and you listen to sad songs you will certainly feel even worse- the lyrics will remind you of events, people and so on and you will end up over thinking events and individuals making a situation seem even more dramatic than it is. When you are feeling down what you don't want to do is hold on to an event which made your day bad but you should try to move on instead. Listen to something positive or calming( indie music tends to be great for this purpose since it's pretty relaxing).
3. "Do what you love, love what you do"
When you are feeling unhappy do something which you enjoy - this can vary from drawing to going out for a jog since all of us are diverse and enjoy different things. Take your mind off the things which make you feel sad or stressed and dedicate some of the time to an activity you love. You will most certainly feel better afterwards.
4. Find someone to speak to
When I was going through a very tough time in my life I found this to be the hardest to do as it can frequently be extremely difficult to find an individual to open up to. It is important the the person understands you and attentively listens to you as it can impact you both positively and negatively. Go and speak to someone you trust and hopefully they will advise you on how to act in relation to an issue but if not at least you will let all your negativity out. The worst thing you can do is keep everything to yourself since all of your emotions will collect and one day the little ball of negativity can "burst" and you might even lose self control.
5. "Fake it till you make it"
I remember scrolling down tumblr and then I was exposed to this quote. Even if you are not sure what is currently happening in your life and all you're feeling is negativity try to smile. Yes, horrible things happen to all of us but it's important to smile through the toughest times in your life and keep going, The term "forced smile" might sound negative and many would classify that as "being fake" but for some of us that is the only way to escape all of the problems we are exposed to.
Happiness is not a constant but is rather a variable dependent on a number of factors. You can feel incredible one day and feel absolutely awful the next day but just remember that you aren't alone. You might not have anyone to talk to the moment you need them but try to overcome the difficulty yourself and you will be thankful and feel stronger.
In case any of you guys are having any problems I would only be happy to help since I do know what it is like to feel pessimistic and practically depressed. In case you do need someone to speak to feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.