I was noted of someone who was going through a hard time with bullies and depression. I'm not a professional dealing with strong human emotions, but I did my best offering some advice that I knew worked for me and others. So I thought I share what I wrote and hope it helps you too.
- Constantly smile, everyday. Start your day with a positive attitude, even if the day before was bad. Even if its a forced smile, simply smiling causes the brain to send endorphins into the mind, which is responsible for joy. Again, remember to do this everyday.
- If you draw, I do too, I've been doing this for over a decade. Just remember to draw for yourself, not for the attention of others. If not, same principle applies to whatever you enjoy doing. You don't want to get stressed over seeking the attention of strangers.
- All you need is one friend in life. It can even be someone related. I blame social media for the idea that more friends are better, and I'm talking about 1000s, which is silly. If you feel you don't have a friend right now, always keep looking and be confident in yourself. People are naturally drawn to confidence. Also, remember people aren't perfect, so be ready to forgive and not keep track of who did wrong.
- Got bullies? I had them too. They left me alone after a while when I paid them no attention. Its hard, thats for sure, but if you don't show any emotion to their pickings, they get bored or moved on. Bullies feed on emotions and harming others who appear weak.
- Life is bad, and life is great! It goes up and down. There will always....always be more good days. As I said before, start everyday being confident, because that will make more good days happen.
- And finally, save this advice and more from others as little reminders to help keep your spirits up. Read it everyday if you must, we always need constant reminders.
If you have a friend or have someone you know who sometimes get down... you are in a better position than I in helping. Always be someone they can talk to. A shoulder to cry on. Support their dreams. Remind them regularly that you love them. Be patient. And of course be slow to anger. For its easy to say things we don't mean.
Again, I'm not a professional, just another person with some ideas I feel are helpful. Due to severity and circumstances, some people may need to seek professional help.
Have a great day!