Sadness can hit me hard. One moment I can be on top of the world and the next, I question my worth. I don’t know why our emotions feel like this, but it can make living life challenging. I figure this is why so many people struggle on this planet. Sadness overtakes them. It becomes a manifestation of what they think their life is currently like. They think there is no hope for defeating their sadness. But there is hope! There is a way to fight it. It all comes down to being grateful for what you have in your life and not thinking twice about it.
Depression and loneliness often get to me when I feel sad about my status in life. This might mean that my career is not going the way I had it planned or there has been a tragedy that struck my family life. When you are encountering this feeling, reflect back on what is currently going on in your life and ask yourself why you are feeling this way. Is it because you are stressed about something going on? Is something not going as planned and, as a result, do you feel incompetent? By recognizing the triggers in your life to cause this loneliness, you will find that you can have an easier time readjusting your mindset so that you can avoid feeling that way.
A huge part of avoiding sadness is to recognize what it is you have in your life. This boils down to the term gratitude. We tend to think that everything in our life is going awry and that there is no way out. But by readjusting your attention to what you do have currently, it makes everything else seem less important. You can build your happiness from the things you have currently and get your mindset away from the thinking of what you don’t have. We all want things to happen quickly, but life doesn’t work that way. You have to sometimes be able to let go and let life happen and enjoy what you presently have.
A method I use to help me out when I feel sad is to randomly text a friend and tell them how I feel. It’s not that I want them to feel my burden but more as a way to let them know that I am struggling and that hearing from them makes me happy. Having a strong support group can do wonders to your mental state because not only will it show you the friends you have in your life but you can see that people close to you can struggle as well. People may end up texting you asking for support and you can feel value in that. But reach out to people you care about and ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness but a sign of courage.
Depression, sadness, loneliness are awful feelings to endure. It seems like everything is working against you and there’s no way out. But there is! Cling on to hope and don’t fear what you don’t currently have. A lot of people are unhappy with how their life is going and it boils down to making sure that you are aware that not everyone has everything at the right moment. By understanding this, you will slowly start to get out of your sad hump and become a better and stronger person.
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