Life is a cycle and operates on a pendulum. What goes one way, will come back the other way. What goes up, must come down.
From time to time, we are going to feel sad. It is part of the inevitable human experience.
When I find myself in a sad space, this is what helps me:
1. I spend some time by myself.
2. I take a walk by myself outdoors.
3. I cuddle with my cat.
4. I create: I write, I draw, I come up with new dance moves in my living room…
5. When I am ready to, I interact with my husband and daughter.
6. I think of things that were blessed today due to the sun shining, or a kind word expressed from a teacher or perhaps a stranger…
7. If the sun did not shine today, I think of how lovely it will be when the light returns.
Sadness is real and when it happens to us (and loved ones), it needs to be felt and acknowledged.
Breathe deep, sigh, have a cry… let it out!
Bless and embrace.
In time, there will be a comforting hand to hold,
a snuggly pet to cozy up to,
a funny movie to lure the latent laughter that is still there lurking within….
Friends, loved ones, and funny light moments are around the bend.
But for now, bless the sadness.
Be there, in it.
Then, when you are ready, you may release and let it go.
Raise your hand if you got mad today. Raise your other hand if this anger turned to sadness at some point.
For us sensitive people emotions can catch us off guard. Everything is rocking along quite smoothly and then something happens to rock the boat: a spouse has to work late and can’t be home for the nice dinner you had planned, friends cancelled your plans at the last minute, you were taken aback by a comment said by a colleague or boss that you were not expecting, etc. etc.
We are going to get upset. What if we gave ourselves permission to just have our upset? 99% of the time the anger and sadness are going to go away. I think they will pass even sooner if we just let these natural emotions be. Yes, let them be.
When we torment others or ourselves when we are upset we set ourselves up for a prolonged state of being angry or sad.
I say, if you feel sad, be sad. If you are angry, be angry (a nice long walk helps a lot). Don’t do or say anything too rash or hasty.
The emotions will calm, you will recenter, and peace will return. I promise, they will!
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
Sending love to anyone
1. tired from a day of work (at home or on the job)
2.not feeling well today
3.grieving the loss of someone or something
4.raising young children
5. Serving in the military or married to a service person
6.who is a teacher
7.who could use a little hug
8. with a broken heart
9. feeling fatigued and blue
10. who feels alone right now.
Sending love your way. Just sending love. XXOO
Or sadness can come on as a tide of melancholy, causing you to feel blue but not sure exactly why.
For women, our hormones can certainly come into play with our emotional states.
Being sad and upset from time to time is part of the human condition. Most of the time if we don’t attach too much to our feelings we can just wait it out and the sadness will pass on its own- like drifting storm clouds in the sky.
If you find yourself down for whatever reason, here are some ideas to support you:
I wish you all a beautiful day.
Debra : )