Keeping yourself busy when you’re feeling down can help you heal. The busy-ness can distract you from fixating on being sad, but you must find healthy ways to distract yourself.
Healthy distractions could include reading, journaling, exercising, or completing small projects like cooking a meal. These actions will allow your focus to shift from your worries or emotions to learning, releasing emotions, and taking care of yourself.
When you use healthy distractions you work towards a better you, even when if it is one action a day.
It could make today feel a tiny bit better because you achieved something that was kind and positive for yourself. There is an added bonus that some action done today, could give you hope for a better tomorrow.