A sweet little book or two
We need something touching, something cute, something entertaining. I read Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before and PS I Still Love You, and once it was over I couldn't stop thinking of Lara Jean and Peter.
A bit of healthy living
A morning jog or two? Maybe some Pilates? It may be difficult to do at the time, but trust me; afterwards you will feel accomplished and amazing.
Maybe some happy food to reward yourself?
You've exercised. Go reach for that Ferrero Rocher. Don't overeat though. There's no doubt that being bloated will ruin your happiness.
Social media doesn't mean anything
Keep scrolling and liking and commenting, but no obsessing. Followers and likes mean nothing. Lately I've realised that unless it happens face to face, it may as well not matter. Never be afraid to meet up, because messaging doesn't mean anything.
Read some old diaries, some old happy moments - and make sure they don't make you sad or longing. Get excited. Contact those old friends. Say, "Do you remember this!? Oh my gosh that was so long ago; do you still have it?" It'll spark a little something. It'll make you happy to remember.
A movie a night
The Best of Me (waste of time soppy movie by Nicholas Sparks), Blended (Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler and my sister laughing hysterically), New York I Love You (Isn't it amazing: 7 billion people experienced today differently).
A new experience maybe
The night before you can't sleep. You toss and you turn because you're so freaking nervous. You're freaking out even though you're persuading yourself not to. It's no big deal. And when it happens, it was so not worth all that freaking out. You did fine, as you always do. Life worked out, as it always does. And you come home feeling utterly happy.
Feel a little wanted
Text a paragraph to your bestest friend. Receive something positive in the mail. Talk to your parents. Make someone you think is awesome laugh. Imagine all the people in this world who think you're great. But also remember, what they think isn't everything. What you feel is what is.
Believe the phrase: "Awkwardness is below me"
You can get through any situation. You can talk to literally any person. Be yourself and say what you want, and nothing will ever be awkward. Don't feel it because you're too good for it.