Hello again!
I previously wrote an article where I listed a few ways that might lead you to happiness, and today that's exactly what I am going to do again.

My main purpose behind those articles is to try to help anyone struggling because I know what it feels like to be drained of happiness and I would never want anyone to feel like that.

I truly hope you guys find those articles inspiring and helpful, and if any of you feel unhappy, alone or any other negative emotion do not hesitate in contacting me, I will be more than happy to listen to you and help you as much as possible.

And if you don't want to reach out to me, and you are struggling, please reach out to anyone around you that might aid you...

Your mental health is no joke, take care of it.

if you are interested in reading my previous article:

In this article, I am going to mention a few tips on how to take care of your mental health.

Just Be

No, you don't have to have everything figured out now.
No, you don't have to ace every single test.
No, you don't have to fit in everywhere.

Relax...
And just be...
You still have time to figure yourself out.
You have time to straighten your grades.
You have a personality and personalities differ, so not fitting in means You're with the wrong people, not the other way around.

It is okay...
Do not stress out and darken your world thinking "what if" and "why".
Do not drain yourself regretting and overthinking.
What happened, happened.
Let the past go.
Let the future come.
Live the present.

Embrace life.

Let stuff come, praise them when they do.
Let stuff go, praise the new empty space that can be used for something greater...

Embrace yourself.

Love your curves, they are beautiful.
Love your hair, it's flawless.
Love your stretch marks, they are art.

Hell, you are art.
You are a masterpiece.
Believe that.
Believe in yourself.

And be.
Live.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
The Master does his job
and then stops.
He understands that the universe
is forever out of control,
and that trying to dominate events
goes against the current of the Tao.
Because he believes in himself,
he doesn’t try to convince others.
Because he is content with himself,
he doesn’t need others’ approval.
Because he accepts himself,
the whole world accepts him.

Those words changed my life, and I will later be writing a whole article about the book that contains this treasure.
Understand and believe in those and I promise happiness will seep into your every pore.

Devote Time To Yourself And to What You Love

If I don't have at least one hour to myself daily, I cant function.
this is critical.
Everyone needs time alone, time away from everyone and everything.
life can become so messy sometimes and to untangle it we must sit down with ourselves and figure stuff out.

Devote time to what you are passionate about too.

You are good at drawing/painting?
Paint your heart out on that blank paper, transform your thoughts, ideas emotions everything into art. you will immediately feel better. Doing what we love gives us a nice rush of adrenaline that results in boosting happiness.

Have a knack for writing?
Let it all out of you, through your pen, onto your paper.
Let your mind go and allow the words to spill out of you.

Music is your thing?
Then sing it out, play it out, write songs about it.

Transform your pain into art and watch life become a masterpiece.

This is it for now.
I truly hope you benefited from this, or that I inspired you somehow.
I said it before and I will say it again if you need a hand I am more than willing to offer you mine... Do not hesitate in contacting me.

And if you guys found this article helpful or inspiring let me know, I would love to hear if my articles are helping you in any way!

Stay strong.
Stay you.

Lots of love,
~Reem

if you are interested in reading pt 3: