As the years go by and we grow up, we learn that life isn’t always hunky-dory. Sometimes things don’t happen the way we assumed they would. Despite our earnest efforts, at times, the world does turn upside down, and we are left melancholic, dejected and unable to process what went wrong.

Days aren’t always rainbows and butterflies. Time takes it course. It is hard to pick ourselves up from the gloom we surround ourselves in. It’s okay to let go of things that torture you deep within, and it’s okay to be hopeful in impossible circumstances.

Have you been feeling blue lately? Follow these 7 mantras to cheer yourself up.

1. Color Therapy

Add color to things the things around you. Throw in some new cushions, a rainbow drape and colorful fairy lights. Add a variety of colorful ingredients in the food you cook. Ditch the grays and blacks and opt for some bright colored clothes. You know what, buy yourself a pack of crayons and a coloring book and color the day away. You will feel so much better.