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Overcoming Random Bouts Of Sadness

Sadness control 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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Overcoming Sadness

What to do when I'm sad?We’ve all been in the position of feeling sad. It can happen as a result of an event or it can pop up on us. When it does hit, we all know the horrific feeling. Who wants to feel sad? No one chooses that emotion. But sometimes, when our sadness is too overbearing we can feel hindered. We may stop doing the things we love and have a difficult time adjusting. If a bout of sadness starts to overtake you, here are some things you should consider doing.

When I am sad, I just have to let my feelings go. I let it all out. But rather than talk to a wall, I pick up the phone and call a friend or family member. Usually, I have these resources to rely on and they are all more than willing to lend a listening ear. This is what friends and family are for and it is important that you utilize them. Pick someone you trust and just unleash your emotional feelings onto them. It doesn’t make sense to keep everything inside of you because it will only cause you to spiral.

Doing the things you love is a crucial part of keeping the sadness away. Distract yourself by playing a sport or taking up a new hobby. The more you love doing something, the more you will forget about the troubles that plague your mind. You have a boatload of recreational activities to choose from in life and it would be a shame if you choose to sit on the sidelines and not actively engage in a new hobby.

Try scouring the web for motivational quotes or messages from leaders. Reading them can boost your morale and make you realize that not all is bad in your life. Consider what the quotes means and how it can help you if you were to apply it to your life. There are an abundant of inspirational messages throughout the internet that can give you the lift that you need.

Feeling sad is common. The people you think are the happiest can sometimes be the saddest. But this does not mean you have to allow the feeling to overcome you. There are many things in life to be grateful for and there are ways to push that sadness to the back of your mind. You just have to want to get rid of your sadness. Get help and relief when you need it. Don’t let sadness suck your soul.

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Writing Helps

Writing with styleMy morning begins when my alarm blares loudly at about 5 AM and when I turn to look at the clock, I groan that the day has to begin. I force myself out of bed, with the allure of the snooze button before me, and head to the bathroom to release myself from my full bladder. After the feeling of satisfaction subside, I drag my feet to the kitchen, make myself a cup of warm water and plop myself in front of my laptop to start my daily writing ritual. As part of my ritual, I write for this blog as well as review its content. I take time to write in a daily journal. I also free write creatively and set 500 words as my goal. Yes. I have a lot of writing on my plate and it has never been easy, but I know it is something I am required to do. Writing can be a useful habit and help in different ways. If you feel you are suffering, then writing can help you cope.

Writing gives me a chance to escape from reality. Because writing is a private affair, I find myself divulging all of my emotions into the piece. If I am angry, then I channel it into my work. The same goes with when I am sad, jealous, and frustrated. It is a way to release the tension in your body and rid yourself of any negative energy you may have pent up.

Putting stuff down on paper organizes my random thoughts into coherency. Our mind is like an inbox filled with all our mail and once in a while we need to go through it and sort out the pile. Writing can help with the process. It filters all of the ideas in your head and creates something tangible for you to see.

A big advantage to writing is that it allows the writer to think out of the box. We use our imagination and not hold back. When we have conversations or speak in public, we censor ourselves. While writing, there is no censorship needed. We can write freely and openly. We don’t have to set limits on what we want to write. We can ramble on or write nonsensically and not be fearful of the repercussion (unless you’re writing offensive material, then you should be more cautious). Writing gives power to creative individuals who want to feel free and invent new ideas.

I find I am honest when I write. Any writing I do privately is exclusively for me. Because of this, nothing is off-limits. When I am angry, my writing will reflect it. This allows me to avoid doing it verbally. It’s less damaging and more emotionally beneficial. Writing gives you the chance to say what is truly on your mind without offending another person. You become more aware of how you are feeling when you finish writing honestly and can find your flaws.

Finally, writing expands my capacity to learn. It improves my diction and grammar. I learn new ways to write more creatively and to be more structured in my work. Without writing every day, I wouldn’t be able to improve myself. Like anything else in life, practice makes perfect and the more you write, the stronger you will notice your writing will be.

Writing can be a meticulous thing to do every day, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Set aside time for you to write and force yourself to create something, regardless of how bad it is. Over time, you will see your writing improve and can find solace in it during emotionally draining moments. It can be an outlet for you when you have nothing to do or when you want to be creative. Writing helps and I hope you get to feel its benefits over time.

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How To Rebound From Life

You gotta feel great!Getting into a slump feels awful. Things aren’t going the way you plan and the path to success seems long and drawn out. Everything is working against you and as you try to change the tide, it keeps pushing you back. When you feel life isn’t going your way, it can be hard to not get down on yourself. You may carry this impression that you are the only one that faces this problem, but the reality is that the people around you may be struggling as well. Here is some advice for when you feel down on your luck and need to find a way to rebound from life.

Think About What You Have – Gratitude is key when you feel like everything is going haywire. Understand that you have been given another day in life to improve yourself and to get back onto your feet. You may not be in an ideal situation but another day should feel like a blessing and you should cherish it. The new day provides another opportunity to succeed and allow you to make different choices for the upcoming day. Embrace the positives in your life and use that as a source of inspiration to make you smile. It takes gratitude to turn your negative mindset into an optimistic one.

Hang Out With Friends  – Surrounding yourself with loyal friends and people you can depend on will make a huge difference. We forget there are people around us who care for us deeply and value the friendships formed. It is hard to remember this when we are in so much pain but don’t be afraid to seek out help. Have dinner and use the time to socialize with the people you care about. Don’t allow a stroke of bad luck to make you forget your friends. By hanging out with likeable people, you can ease the pain you feel.

Understand That This Shall Pass – It’s hard to think about the future when you have so much going on in your life. But ultimately come to the conclusion that the pain will pass and you’ll find yourself back on your two feet sooner than later. It makes sense that your hurting now and want to give up but know that no one is immune to the feeling of pain. Recognize that you have endured a lot in the past but you still survived. Think of this time as a fleeting moment and it will be over before you know it.

Enduring hardships is tough. It can seem like you are not able to catch a break and might find yourself comparing your life to others. But the reality is, everyone struggles at some point. Don’t let this moment get you down because you need to realize that you will eventually succeed.

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When Life Gets You Lonely

Loneliness Being in a state of loneliness is one of the toughest things to overcome. Even when we are surrounded by friends, family and loved ones, we may still battle loneliness. It’s an incredibly sad feeling because you have this impression that no one cares for you and that you have to endure life all by yourself. What is dangerous about feeling this way is that it brings a lot of negative thoughts into your mind; thoughts that can destroy confidence and your sense of worth. People attribute the feeling of loneliness to suicide and drug abuse. As a result, it is crucial to ensure that you get the help that you need, if loneliness slowly creeps into your life and stay there.

The happiest people in the world can be some of the loneliness. I for example carry a bright smile on my face whenever possible. My friends and family see me as a cheery individual but the truth is, the smile is usually a mask to hide some of the pain I feel in my life. Some days I feel like no one likes me. My social anxiety overwhelms my common sense. Eventually it gets to a point where I am laying in bed, alone and wanting to cry because it seems like nothing is going right with my life. But when those thoughts and feelings fade, I find myself back to my perky self. My loneliness comes in random bouts, which makes it difficult to plan and deal with.

If you are someone who gets into these random feelings as well, there are some steps you can take to try to get you out of that slump:

1. Take the time to hang out with family and friends — surrounding yourself with the people you love is truly the best way to combat these emotions. Play a game with your friends or have a fun conversation with people you trust. Opening yourself up about how you feel can take the burden off of your shoulders and make your relationships stronger. You might find that other people can relate to your same predicament.

2. Invest your emotional energy into your hobbies — Find a hobby that you enjoy doing and incorporate your emotions into it. If you are an artist, paint a picture depicting how you feel. If you are a filmmaker, write a screenplay describing your character’s anguish. If you like to play sports, use the game as a way to relieve stress. It is important to redirect your negative energy rather than dwell on how it makes you feel. It is important for the mind to get a break from negative energy since it is poison and focusing too much on it can break us down.

3. Write — Sometimes the best way to combat this loneliness is to put it all down on paper. If your friends and family are not available and you are struggling, write down exactly how you feel. Channel all that energy into your pen and paper and see where it takes you. Some of the most innovative minds have written great novels and creative pieces during times when they were fighting with themselves internally. After you have written something, it is a great way to read about your thoughts and how you felt during loneliness. It can help you in finding ways to get out of it in the future. Detailing your emotional pain is a great way to make you aware of what is troubling you and can lay the groundwork for improving your life.

Loneliness is no laughing matter. It can cripple even the most strong-willed of characters. It takes an emotional toll on your mind and becomes dangerous the longer it persists. Whenever the emotions start to crawl into your life, be mindful of the thought and take steps to get rid of it as soon as possible. It’s all in your head. Don’t let it get bigger.

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