No matter how trendy, deep, or powerful sadness is, I’ve always kept it out of my creative life. Unlike other artists who thrive under near-death depression or achieve cathartic release by ranting, I experience sadness as paralysis. I can’t write. I can’t think. I can only get creative when I am in a state of happiness–a condition that ranges from euphoria to peaceful contentment.
Now that I work as a writer, it has become more important to maintain my positive state of mind. That is why I’ve come up with three quick fixes to any bad mood:
1. Happy writing
As I said in I am a happy artist, writing about happy things gets me through sadness. It lets me shift my attention to something more positive, reminds me of all the good things I have in life, and eventually helps me to recover.
I love walking around our village. Most of the time I walk with my mom. Not only does exercise trigger endorphins, but seeing the green shrubs and trees also relaxes me.
3. Fixing my room
Although my room is a testament of organized chaos, sometimes I get obsessed with cleaning my room and arranging things. Ever since my mother told me that someone’s room is a reflection of that person’s mind, cleaning up my room became a symbolic way of clearing my mind.
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