When you are feeling down, its so tempting to focus on your sadness: you wonder why you are sad, you hate that you are sad, you wish you weren’t sad. Its completely natural to do this. But its the wrong way to be. No matter how smart you are — you will never change a bad mood by thinking about it. You will not magnify it.
Instead focus on your behaviour. Focus on what you can change. Go outside. Exercise. Quit isolating yourself. Interact with friends and family. Accomplish things. Your mind will reward you with happiness.
It is so tough to change your behaviour if you are feeling depressed. But its the only way. Don’t say: “I’ll act differently when I feel better.”
Act differently, and you will feel better.
– Humans of New York