I woke up this morning with this sadness in my mind and the “do not disturb” mood. It is usual. We all know that. In many cases, sadness is a normal human reaction to different life changes and events. We can’t feel happy and joyful everyday. But…we can choose the right path and change it the sooner the better, or on the other hand we can choose the psycho-path, depression and sadness, a bad mood, gloomy and miserable. I know some guys who prefer this loneliness and that moody spirit in a daily basis. Really, it is not that good. Actually its not good at all. Studies have shown that sadness lasts longer than many other emotions because we tend to spend more time thinking about it. So let’s find the right path together and afterwords you can reply to tell me which one helped you more and which, not at all!
Get Out of Sad Gear_Glossary:
C for Crying to feel better. Some studies suggest that crying may have a relaxing effect on the body by releasing endorphins, a natural “feel-good” chemical in your body. Crying may also activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body recover from stress and trauma.
D to Distract your mind. When we are sad, it’s hard to think of anything else. Pleasant distraction can help you focus on something different than your sadness and also reduces your stress – scientists call this “flow”. You’re not avoiding your problems, but instead engaging in an activity where you forget time and place. Like listen to some music or look at some of your childhood pictures or photos from trips, graduations, and major life events. Helpful!
E for Excersice. Several studies have shown that exercise releases endorphins and other chemicals that can help fight sadness. Three times per week for half an hour is enough to help you feel happier and the big plus is that it keeps you fit too!
R to Read a book. Books transport us to places we’ve never been. Οften, those places are more adventurous and romantic than the places we’re currently in. Whether you’re reading historical fiction or a steamy romance, being absorbed in another world will help you relax your mind and place your focus elsewhere. Six minutes are always enough to transfer you in your imaginations world.
S for Smile. Several studies have shown that smiling, even when you are sad, can help you feel better. Try to smile many times in the day. Even if you don’t feel like it at first, it may help you feel more positive. If it is so difficult for you, you can brush your teeth and take a look at your denture in the mirror! You just gave yourself a smile, even if it is fake! See! you can do more! Just try!
W for Writing. Express your feelings with ink on paper. It helps to get it out. If you write or enjoy another creative process, use it to help you relax. Further more, it will help you get “in tune” with yourself and achieve a deeper level of self-understanding.
My usual habit is to listen some relaxing music, especially when youtube videos have scenes from movies and places like Paris. Watch below and enjoy!
Isn’t it helpful?