I came across this great article on things that Happy people DON'T do. This was a little eye opening specially looking at myself of late.
"Happy people DON'T overreact to the present moment. Many unhappy people are prone to thinking, This is horrible or My life is ruined, when something bad happens to them—even if it's really just a run-of-the-mill unpleasant event that mostly will have faded from their consciousness in a few months. Happy people typically do a better job of remembering that unhappiness usually mitigates over time. That reduces the odds that the unhappy moment will snowball into a long-term funk.
Better: If you catch yourself fearing that a recent negative event is devastating or permanent, ask yourself, What can I learn from this? and How can I become wiser and/or stronger from this? These questions encourage the mind to consider a time when we will have moved past the problem."
Some very good tips on how to get out of the kind of funkiness that brings us down.
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