In her latest video, itshxlxna decides to answer an age-old question.
Armed with her distinctive sense of humour, Helena decides to surf the internet and see if it holds the answer to something we have all wondered about at least once: how to be happy. The reason for this? She says that “the way I would describe my current mental state is that I cut my own hair two days ago”.
Like most of us at some point, Helena has been feeling alone. She considered talking to someone about it, but she jokes: “I’ve only known my best friend for, like, ten years, I don’t know her like that. Who needs that anyway when you have Google search results?” So, taking to the internet, she sees what advice she can find – although we probably wouldn’t recommend all of the tips she finds.
The BuzzFeed article starts out promisingly, giving advice like creating a morning routine (to which Helena remarks, “I have not experienced a morning since high school”) and eating certain foods such as avocados which Helena demonstrates for us, only to report back, “Nah, I’m still lost”.
After this, the article takes a weird turn, featuring points such as wearing a tiara or playing with kites. We don’t know about you but these things have never really been our first thoughts in our attempts to find happiness. As for the advice to eliminate anything toxic from your life? “That would be me. I am the problem,” Helena affirms.
Giving up on the article, Helena moves on to wikiHow which she discovers was just as bad, giving advice such as “laugh and smile”, so she decided to quit while she was ahead.
While the video makes us laugh, there is a serious message behind it. Finding happiness, especially when you are suffering with bouts of low mood and potentially depression, does not just happen from reading an article. It takes time and effort!
A good point Helena makes in the video is the power of being yourself and not allowing people to walk all over you. In her words, “Don’t let anybody fuck with you”. Now that, friends, is a good way to begin your journey to happiness.