I always found sport/exercise helped get me through the bad times in my life, it kind of took my mind away from dwelling on the bad things, like nothing else for me. Talking about it to others is a good outlet too.
I'm not a drinker in doors, so I've sort have had a years detox from alcohol since the virus struck.
I'm also a happy little soul naturally but obviously seeing my family from time to time is something to look forward to and my eldest brother returning to his family from his stay in hospital recently has been a big thing for all of us.
I've quite enjoyed discovering nature again, as I've done considerably more walking in the last year than since being a child back in the days when you went out to meet up with your mates after having your breakfast and basically stopped out until it was bedtime and school tomorrow! Surprising what you see if you aren't rushing from one place to another in the car all the time.
Happiness comes from within I guess, I've never really understood why people seem to have (or claim to have) their mental health effected by this, that or the other? I'm not saying mental illness isn't a genuine issue for some/many but I also do think plenty people use the term too freely for themselves as a form of self pity rather than actual illness. A bit like some people 'play' the race card for their own benefit rather than being a genuine circumstance.
Saying that though I've gone through enough bad times myself and have been hurt and deeply upset but as much as I wish things were not as they were, you've just got to pick yourself up and get on with your life.
I'm also a big fan of the shows like Dad's Army, Bilko, Porridge, Fools and Horses, and some of the more recent stuff like Father Ted and the IT Crowd, etc.
I quite like having a laugh with (and at) one or two on Nuts too!