For a while in college I had an attitude that I pretty much hated everything. Not in an active hatred kind of way, but in a really apathetic, “I hate everything and my life sucks” kind of way. Here’s how to be happy even if you hate everything.
How to Be Happy (Even if You Hate Everything)
It was not a good way of looking at the world, because everything was tainted with that judgment and I could never see how much good there actually was in the world when I had already made my mind up that I was going to see everything negatively.
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If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be this:
Even if you hate everything, look for the positive anyway. Even if you hate people, choose to see the good in them anyway. Even if you hate your life, look for the good anyway.
When you hate everything, that’s probably the last thing you want to do, to actually be positive about things. But that’s the very thing that you need to do to get out of this negative mindset and into a happy one.
That is, if you want to be happy. The most important thing here is just that you want to be happy and you’re willing to make changes.
It might not be easy, but it’s worth it.
And even if you’re the most negative, apathetic person in the world, it’s entirely possible to become a happy and joyful and positive person. Seriously, it is.
I was the one who used to say “eff my life” all the time, and now I’m obnoxiously happy. 🙂 It’s just a matter of making the decision to change your life, and then taking daily, consistent action to work toward your new goals.
So if you hate everything, take heart: you don’t have to keep living with these beliefs. You can change.
If you’d like more depression tips, check out our 30 Day Negativity Detox.