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Mary Lambert's Tips For Staying Positive (Even On Really Bad Days)

No crying on Sundays — or any other day of the week for that matter.

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This Seattle songstress knows a thing or two about picking yourself up from a dark place. Four years ago she was nearly homeless, but this year she performed alongside Macklemore at the Grammy Awards. She is currently working on a music video for the song "Body Love" off her upcoming album Welcome to the Age of My Body.

Even if it's just to take a quick shower.

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"It's really mothering yourself. You have to be your own mother because your mom doesn't live with you anymore... unless you still live with your mom. That's totally fine too."

4. On occasion, fix yourself an extra fancy cocktail.

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"I drink a dirty gin martini with three olives."

6. Turn off the TV and read a book...

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7. Keep up a positive inner dialogue:

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"I always have an ongoing inner dialogue in my head at all times. And, when you monitor your self-talk that's when things can really shift [...] Knowing you're in control of your own thought patterns. The bottom line is: You are in control of your reactions to things and how you view things."

8. Buy clothes that fit and make you feel fabulous.

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9. Take yourself out! Going to a bar by yourself might seem scary, but it's also empowering.

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"Take yourself out! I think that's really empowering [...] You can meet other people if you want to; it's an openness."

13. Find a creative outlet to process your feelings.

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"If I'm really having a shitty day if I can just sit down and think abstractly [...] just sitting down at the piano and improvising — it's this release you can't get anywhere else."

Lambert suggests starting right here:

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