November 8, 2010


Sometimes life can get pretty overwhelming.
As a child you sort of picture how your life is supposed to be when you get older, but as I approach my 23rd birthday, this is hardly the life I imagined: living with my parents, working fast food, no close friends. Feels like so far I am failing at things lately. Today as I was doing inventory at work (which I have to do every single week...) I just started feeling really down and depressed. Once I got to take a break from that I felt a little better, but the rest of today I still felt kind of lousy.
Sometimes as an unsuccessful loser with a university degree, you need to make sure you don't get too upset when things are going downhill. Here are some suggestions to help keep your spirits high when you aren't living the life you wanted...

1. Remind yourself you are still young
You still have plenty of time to do what you want to do, this is still your prime years. No matter what your age, it is right now that you have to work with and these can be the best years of your life if you put your mind to it. Don't get into the mindset that the best years are in the past and you have nothing to look forward to; stay positive!

2. Take some time to yourself
Everybody needs some time to feel down and tired and sad once in awhile. Let yourself be down. Spend a night in watching sad movies, eating ice cream, straight from the carton and wearing your comfiest pajamas. Or get all dressed up in your finest and head out for a night on the town. Whatever it is that you need to feel better, take some time and give that to yourself whether you need time to relax or time to get out and have some fun.

3. Spend time with the people you care about
If there's one thing that will add some meaning to your dreary life, it's remembering who is important to you. Spending time with family and friends is a good way to cheer yourself up.

4. If you don't like the way things are, then take steps to improve your life
If you are feeling depressed about where you are in life, then you are responsible for making changes to your life. Nobody else is going to change your job or find you a new boyfriend. Set some goals, and then figure out what steps you will need to take to make these goals a reality.

Everyone feels down sometimes. You can take some time to feel sad, but eventually you have to take steps to make yourself feel better. The responsibility is yours.

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