Feeling Sad Is Normal! Don’t Worry, There’s Nothing Wrong With You!jessie tan
Everyone feels sad sometimes. And just like everyone else, you can also feel joyful, angry, proud and plenty of other emotions. These are normal human feelings.
But sadness can sometimes slow you down, and make you really think about your life and what is wrong with it. Well, we can assure you that there is definitely nothing wrong with your life.
According to Better Health, feeling sad can actually help you come to terms with a situation and move on. It is an important emotion that can help you adapt, accept, focus, persevere and grow.
Sadness can sometimes be felt in many ways: agony, anguish, broken heart, hurt, sorrow, dejection, dismay, homesickness, distress, unhappiness and more. All these emotions are a response to a negative situation.
Or it can also often be a result of other feelings such as anger, stress, guilt, grief, anxiety or hopelessness.
Sadness can often change how you feel physically – Sometimes it causes your stomach to hurt or a headache, or you can’t sleep.
It can also change how you feel emotionally, like making you teary, grumpy, frustrated or just keen to avoid other people.
It’s important that you recognise these feelings and understand that it is okay to feel sad!
Whenever you feel these unpleasant feelings, try to acknowledge your sadness and the situation that prompted it, and give yourself time to deal with any problems and feel better.
Here’s how you can deal with sadness:
Be honest with yourself and the people around you. Talk to someone you trust!
Seek help from a professional (a doctor, psychologist, or other health professionals)
Help someone else – Making someone’s day better or being part of a community can lift your spirits!
Find creative ways to express your sadness – Painting is always fun, or you can write your thoughts in a diary.
Do things that you enjoy or that are good for you.
Keep yourself safe. If you feel like you are going to hurt yourself, talk to someone you trust and let them know immediately!
Have confidence that the sadness will go away and that things will improve.
Tackle your problems one at a time.
Though it may take some time, just remember that sadness eventually goes away.
However, if it gets too overwhelming, and you’ve been feeling persistently sad for more than two weeks or you have lost interest in most of your usual activities…. It is important that you seek help.
Please take care of yourself – physically, emotionally and mentally! Stay safe, everyone.