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How to Cope with Sadness

Updated on March 26, 2018
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Dealing with Sadness

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Dealing with sadness

Some people don't express true emotions or don't know how to express their true emotions.

The problem is how do you cope with sadness?

I had sadness and got rid of that emotion and feel stronger and live up to my values.

Positive thinking can take you any where you want to be.

Sometimes positive thinking feels impossible.

Overriding the sad emotion is not possible for everyone.

People are faced up to sadness on a long-term basis, or on a temporary basis.

Where are you with sadness in your life?

Moods change all the time and you can't escape sadness.

I felt that way for a long time.Sadness held me back from living life normally.

One day I realized I got to make my life happy, and free of any obstacle that would take me down. I woke up with a nudge.

  • A day that changed my life forever.

I listen to music and smile daily.

Everyday is not the same when coping with mood changes. I make sure to free my mind from sadness.

No one will do that for me, or help me feel good.

I depend on myself to feel good daily.

Day-to-day routine changes one's personality.

I changed my personality in thinking positive thoughts.

I learned from my mother to be this way.

I remember my mother getting out of that bed on her worst days, and that is what motivated me over the years.

When she had pain it didn't matter. My mother had pain and in her legs from varicose veins and an ulcer sore and she still got up each day to feed the family.

I did not see my mother sad, or depressed because she was neither.

When I think of how she managed her difficult days I knew I had no reason to feel any different.

  • Life is what you make of it!

The moment you feel weak and say to yourself, ''I can't get up, or I can't do it,'' that is when all falls part.

You got to think positive to get up each day.

Society is riddled with all types of people.

There is no perfect life, and coping with weaknesses is not going to make your life any stronger that it is right now.

Face up to reality and be strong for yourself.

You can hide behind your mask and put on a good front.

Deep down you would know what is hurting you more than others.

You don't have to make sadness part of your life.

No one is asking you to live in denial.

Live with the truth.

Control your sadness.

Get that sadness out of your system.

Don't ignore what is making you sad.

Cope with sadness, from short-term sadness, triggered sadness, and there is depression sadness.

Sadness is normal to anyone but if you hold on to sadness that becomes a problem in your life, and in the long term.

Sadness does not have to last in your day-to-day routine.

Cope with short-term sadness quickly.

  • What causes you short-term sadness?

Stressful moments.

Poor eating habits.

Lack of sleep.

No exercise.

Slouching in front of the television.

Playing video games.

Listening to unhappy music.

Moments spent with negative people.


Your sedentary lifestyle can cause you sadness in a blink of an eye.

When you are triggered by sadness that is a different from the short-term sadness.

The loss of your loved one.

Any bad event concerning you can cause your sadness.

You show your sadness in these moments.

Don't keep it all in when triggered by sad events. The best is to get it all out in the open.

You will need time to get over triggered-sadness.

Sadness becomes a problem when you are faced with depression.

The feeling of hopelessness, exhaustion, helplessness, not able to sleep when you need to, are signs of depression moods.

You could cope with the signs of depression.

The moods are complicated and sadness is the primary issue here.

You feel everything has come to an end and laughter slowly subsides.

  • I bounced back from my sad moments.

I have faith in what I do.

Experiences make you adventurous. The little moments are the happier moments.

I changed the way I think of life. I fought off negative energy.

I don't fake my happiness.

Sharing my feelings makes me happier.

You are human to feel the way you do. Control is key to mood changes.

Look at the beauty of life, nature, and yourself.

Emotions need to be attended to from all sides of life. When you feel sad see to that mood but avoid staying in the sad mood.

Nurture sadness until you are well.

Heal within yourself before escaping the true emotion.

To put on a facade that is all is fine when it is not, that can hurt you in later in long-term.

A great idea for when you feeling sad, write about it.

Think of your good sense of humor.

Read a book.

Go down memory lane and think of a good moment.


Share your goodness with others.

Bake a pie.

Be kind to others.

I did not know of long-term sadness.

I experienced triggered sadness and short-term sadness, depression sadness did not occur me.

I coped with sadness in my positive way.

My experience from one country to another showed me that.

The ordinary growing up with a happy childhood did not give me sadness. To be depressed and often sad was not what I knew of in my growing up years.

I did not avoid sadness just the way I was raised, to be happy.

Sadness was not buried inside of me I looked at life realistically, and not in an unhealthy way.

There were those moments when I felt disappointment and hurt, but did not hold on to sad moments. I let go easily.

I had faced up to challenges and each time a different one. Through these experiences I felt many emotions.

I knew my life will get better and it did for me.

I did not give up and walk away from my battles.

I continued my days in a positive manner.

Holding on to the past is a sad lifestyle.

Crying is helpful in sad moments.

To feel good connect with your body.

Funnel out the sadness with meditation.

A new hobby.


Avoid what will make you sad.

If you can't avoid sadness cope with sadness in naturally.

Focus on the positive events.

Your body will take it all in gracefully if you let that be.

Loneliness if not by choice would make you feel sad.

Communication is a gift use it.

I know exactly how it felt to me not being able to communicate in another language.

After learning a new language I got rid off boredom and moved on with my life.

The importance to feel good about yourself remains with you.

Don't do what others do.

You need to deal with your emotions with directness.

It has been along way for me and I chose to avoid sadness.

Life is great when you look at it that way.

Family can be helpful in hard times.

Growing with sadness could make you feel sad in your adulthood.

Everything you do in your life reflects your memories and your present events.

Deal with sadness in your way.

How would you cope with sadness?

People don't cope with sadness in the same ways.

© 2015 Devika Primić


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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you and all my best to you for 2016

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      3 years ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Your mom is a courageous inspiring woman. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how to get over sadness. Very helpful. Merry Christmas and may God bless you!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi tillsontitan thank you for stopping by.

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      Conquering sadness can often be a battle, but when you do you come out the winner. Living with sadness brings you down. Well said here DD.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello ChitrangadaSharan, I am glad you stopped by and shared your views on this topic. Sadness shouldn't be a permanent stay in anyone's life. I appreciate you comment. Thank you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very positive hub on coping with sadness. Sadness is also a part of life just like happiness and no one can claim that he/ she was never sad in life. It becomes easier to come out of that difficult phase once we start believing that it is a temporary phase and eventually will pass away.

      Thank you for for your helpful suggestions to overcome sadness!

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC Thank you for stopping by, My mother is strong and a positive person. Your comments are always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Michael-Milec thank you kindly for sharing your mind here.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora thank you greatly for sharing your comment here. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      agusfanani thank you for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      denise.w.anderson, thank you for sharing your mind here I agree with you. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi FlourishAnyway Thank you kindly for stopping by. Holding on to sadness can affect you mentally and physically. I believe in moving on with my life in a positive way. I appreciate your time.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your mother sounds very inspirational, Devika. I find that reading, listening to music and observing nature help to relieve my sadness.

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      3 years ago

      Sadness could be short lived when focused on life ahead. You've provided many helpful suggestions, Thank you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      I agree with the fact that communication will help, Better to reach out than to hide when you're sad. Again, you share good suggestions for overcoming sadness.

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      3 years ago from Indonesia

      I agree that everybody has sad experiences in their lives and so do I. It's hard to forget sadness we experience in the past but like you said, time heals and doing positive things including doing our pastime will also help cope with our sadness in positive way.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Some good tips on dealing with sadness. I always try to remember tomorrow is another day and life is always changing. I think it's important to grieve and work through any sadness then move forward..

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      Denise W Anderson 

      3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Sadness can come just from us feeling sorry for ourselves when bad things happen to us, or it can come when we truly have a tragedy in our lives that must be faced. It is important to recognize when it is warranted and when we simply need to start thinking more positive thoughts. When a loved one is gone from us, we naturally feel sad, but it goes away as we adjust to the loss and move on with our lives. I like what you said, that we have a choice, and can either remain sad, or choose to think about other things that will make us happy.

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      3 years ago from USA

      I have also experienced very sad times. they have made me a stronger, more resilient and caring person, at least I hope.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Venkatachari M thank you for sharing your comments I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you for sharing your comment I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Reynolds Jay, interesting about the movie and of the example. Thanks for mentioning this about the movie. I appreciate your time take to stop by here. Have a lovely day.

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      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Bless you. Wonderful article and virtually everyone has experienced sadness at one time or another. I am viewing a movie this week called 'Inside Out" an animated Pixar film. I am a 3 D enthusiast and purchase 95% of everything that is 3D. The result is that I end up viewing stuff I would not have viewed otherwise. The result of all this I discovered that children's films are wonderful for everyone and then I ended up writing my children's series.

      "OK" you ask, "Get to the point!" Two of the main characters (inside the head of an 11 year-old girl is " Joy" and "Sad." They are always at odds with one another. Joy is portrayed as white dressed and Sad is always blue! This movie became a half-billion dollar box office smash with 98% rotten tomatoes rating. ( I have never seen a higher rating) I would bet you would love this. Wonderful article, Devika!!!!!

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have experienced profound sadness in the the past. Today is a life of happiness. Well done here, Devika. You raise some very good points.

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Much informative article on coping with sadness. I appreciate you, Devika, in dealing with sad moments of life in a determined manner with strength and willpower. It is a good quality which most people lack and look to others for help.

      Thanks for sharing your experiences. My blessings to you.


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