I have lots of goodwill and happiness to share. Need a boost in your mood? Want some tips to survive finals season? Well, here you go. I am, in fact, a genius. I have researched these methods and they do, in fact, work. They are not at all stolen from every other teen advice article I’ve read online.
I know, I know. It’s simple. It’s silly. Just do it. Force yourself to laugh. Maybe laugh a little harder at something that isn’t that funny. Walking through the quad, finding yourself alone with your thoughts? Just laugh hysterically. The tears will eventually turn happy. Try tickling yourself. I suggest buying a feather from Anthropologie; you can find one for $50. What a bargain!
2. Read a book
I recommend something light and fun, like classics such as "Stuart Little" or "Goodnight Moon." You know, going back to basics. Find a nice wooden stump to sit upon while sipping some herbal tea. Read the words aloud to yourself, slowly. Allow yourself to process and fully immerse yourself in what you’re reading. Or, better yet, don’t even read a book. Just go to an open field, lay down a blanket, sit upon it, and scream into the void. It takes less time and is more freeing.