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Natural Ways to Stop Feeling Sad

Updated on March 10, 2014
Getting rid of moody blues is important. By following the natural ways to stop being sad by staying positive and being thankful can help you bring a much needed peace of mind.
Getting rid of moody blues is important. By following the natural ways to stop being sad by staying positive and being thankful can help you bring a much needed peace of mind. | Source

Dealing with Sadness

Feeling blue? If this mood is occasional then it is perfectly normal. However, if it is a recurring feeling or you can't seem to get rid of moody blues then definitely you are having a problem. In my perception an extreme sadness is a pessimistic human state of mind where everything appears negative and you do not find things going right for you. You feel gloomy and sometimes the feelings become so strong that may lead to adverse case of depressive state where any medical help is highly recommended. However, the very best thing to do before things get out of hands is to adopt certain measures which are mentioned below that can be helpful in breaking out with negative patterns on which you sometimes start to think and believe.

Staying Positive

The very first and vital thing is to start thinking on a positive note. Take every wrong that comes your way as a learning lesson for you and concentrate on the positive aspects. You have to realize a fact that your past can not be changed and it is the future that you have to look forward to. It is true that leaving or totally overlooking bad things and happenings in your past cannot be ignored or denied. But, with a little bit of effort on your part, you can focus on the way ahead than the one you already have experienced.

For that matter, you can try staying around positive people. Their company can inspire and fill you up with certain level of motivation and can be beneficial in helping to develop within you a strong sense of positivity.

You can also recall the good things from your past. The good times spent with your family, friends, or a certain someone gives you a nice feeling. Any happenings, no matter big or small, which have given you joy or pleasure should be remembered to bring out the feeling of goodness that lies buried in you.

Being Thankful for What You Have is Important

Being thankful is something which is significant. You have to count your blessings instead of concentrating on harms that have come your way. All you need to do is to look around you, from your family to friends, health, or anything that you think should be thankful for. Just focus on the fact that you are way better than many others and you have been saved from worst of the conditions.

To love and appreciate for what you have been blessed with helps you bring peace to your mind. At the same time, such kind of appreciation makes the negatives and gloomy thoughts stay away from you. Your confidence level boosts up and you start to realize the fact that there are many other bigger problems out there than the ones you had to face. A sense of satisfaction and confidence is something that will make you feel better.

Appreciate for what you have been blessed with for that will give you an extreme sense of satisfaction and happiness.
Appreciate for what you have been blessed with for that will give you an extreme sense of satisfaction and happiness. | Source

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead is something you really have to do. As I have also mentioned above, try to forget about the past bad things and moving on with your life is something that is vital. Always keeping up your good hopes high as it is an essential thing for your endeavor to stop feeling sad. Whenever you are feeling sad or have to deal with depressive moods, you have to learn the trick of pulling yourself together. Do not let trivial things put you down; instead learn to make your life less hard by looking at the brighter sides of things.

You have to keep this thing in mind that it is you who commands his own life and has to steer his own ship in the right direction. There is no other best solution than to look at the right path that lies ahead and dwelling about standing at one point is of no advantage.

Important Things to Remember When You are Feeling Sad

Some other little natural ways to stop feeling sad are

  • Keep yourself busy by getting involved in some activity that interests you and helps you to keep your mind away from the gloomy thoughts.
  • Going for a walk is also another healthy option whenever you are feeling down.
  • Working out is helpful. A little bit of exercise freshens your mind and helps to get rid of negative energy.
  • Listen to good music to lift your spirits up.
  • Reading is a healthy activity and can help you move your thoughts away from the sad things in life.
  • Watch movies with your friends or family.
  • Have a dinner or lunch out with someone close.
  • Learn to share your thoughts to someone on whom you can trust without any inhibtions.

There is no doubt about the fact that sometimes feeling sad can be a difficult thing to handle. However, with a little bit of effort on your part it can be dealt successfully by bringing in the strength of your mind. All you are required to do is to learn how to change for the good and by following some natural ways you can not only deal with gloomy thoughts but can also bring a positive change in your own life ultimately leading you to a stronger and a better person.

© 2014 Saadia A

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    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      4 years ago

      Hi and thank you ChristyWrites for dropping in your feedback :)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Natural ways are great as then you don't just mask the symptoms with prescriptions... Helpful tips for anyone feeling a little blue.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      4 years ago

      Hi raymondphilippe ... Thank you very much for your appreciation and leaving your feedback on the Hub !

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      Raymond Philippe 

      4 years ago from The Netherlands

      Sound tips. Dealing with sadness , without booze or pills, the natural way. Is the best way to go. Thanks for sharing

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