How to Stop Being Sad as a Teenager
You've heard it before: "Oh, you'll be okay, everything gets better." And you've probably ignored it before, but let me tell you the truth here.
I've been there. I've been in the place where it feels like that little ball of emptiness will never leave, that your life will never improve, that something's wrong with you, or that it's your personality that's the problem. I've spent hours wondering where I've gone wrong, and why things have happened the way they have. I know how this feeling seems unending.
But I'm starting to see the light. Life isn't perfect, but it has so much potential—I can finally see the way up. No matter how far you've fallen, you can always start again and get back up. Take each day as a new opportunity. You'll find your fulfillment, you'll find a group of friends who just 'get' you. Take it from one of the greatest outsiders on the planet.
We all get knocked down sometimes. All we can do is try get back up and move forward, no matter how many times it happens. But you'd be surprised at how much of your sadness comes from your brain internally, self-sabotaging, and how many small changes you could make that would help a surprising amount.
Sometimes it's hard to let go of the sadness. Its tempting to hold on to it, and maybe not even want to feel better, because it's easier and it's what you know. That's okay. However long you do hold onto the sadness for, you can always put it behind you when you're ready. Keep your body safe for your future self. Take care or yourself. I promise you, things are looking up.