These days, I have been feeling really down because of certain events and at times, it really gets to me and by the end of the day, I feel very sad. I can't do anything right and by the end, I just sit down and stare into space. However, I was going through my planner, I found this step of managing stress and I decided to try it out:
Take perspective, express gratitude: Identify three to five things to be grateful for daily (even the smallest things count). While stressful moments are demoralizing and can make you feel like the world is ending, you have surely gone through many more uplifting moments. Be thankful for those.
Having read this, I immediately jotted down the happy things that happened that day, and indeed! It does help uplift the spirit since you would have never thought that there are still good things that can come up from such a bad day. As such, I always do this step every day, whether I'm experiencing a bad or a good one, in order for me to keep on having a positive outlook on life and to not let that day bring me down.