Our expert says:
Finding ways to laugh and feel 17 again are about reclaiming yourself. Although you may feel that others have high expectations of you these will only become intrusive if you believe that you have to meet the expectations of others. Some of these expectations may help you grow and develop, but unless they become something you own and identify with then they will feel as if they are designed to make you unhappy. Think about which of them fit with who you feel you are and can help motivate you.
Try and see each day as a possibility for spending time with yourself and when you look at yourself in the mirror and smile - really smile, because if you cant smile at yourself then who is going to be there and take care of yourself if you wont?
Take care of you and you will laugh again - go for it!
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