Rather than saying, “I hate my life,” say to yourself, “Of course it seems like I hate my life- my mood is really low right now. I’m always more negative about everything when I’m in a bad mood. But I know I won’t feel this way when my mood goes back up.” The idea is to be as graceful and patient as possible when your mood is low. Try not to overreact, make important decisions, solve your problems, figure out your life, or argue when you’re feeling low, because you won’t have much common sense, compassion, or wisdom.
It’s hard because, when you’re feeling low, that’s exactly when you’re going to want to try to figure everything out because that’s when things seem so urgent and important. But if you can be patient when you’re low and try not to overreact or panic, in many instances your mood will start to change, perhaps even go back up on its own. Exercising patience takes a little practice, but it’s worth it.