7 simple ways to overcome sadness

Sadness might feel like a black hole at the moment. But there are some simple ways to remember that we have power over our problems.

Anmol Mohan

When we are sad, sometimes it seems like there is no way out.

The mind keeps wandering to the problems that are causing the hurt.

In those times, it might be hard to remember that we can do some simple things to overcome those feelings.

They will not make our problems disappear. But they will distract us, change our mood, and give us renewed strength to come back stronger.

All without too much effort or time.

Help a child build a toy. Do the dishes for your mom. Order household items for your dad. Take your grandparents on a walk.

It all counts.

A smile on their faces will make us feel better about ourselves and might give us alternate solutions.

We can take help from our creative potential.

Look inside and create a post that inspires others to overcome their problems.

Aiming to inspire others can give us renewed purpose.

(Be careful about not creating an angry post. Venting sounds excellent, but pure negativity will not make us feel better.)

This might be hard because we may not be feeling energetic.

Making up your bed, putting scattered items in their places, Doing dishes, Fixing a broken appliance, etc., works wonderfully.

Finishing a chore gives us a sense of accomplishment and sets the tone for the rest of the day.

We often observe something inspiring in a movie, series, quotes, or blog.

Recalling the content that touched our hearts in the past is a great idea when we are sad.

It can give us a fresh perspective to look at our problems again. Also, it can help us remember the values we promised to practice in situations like these.

(Be careful about not getting distracted by other content on social media.)

Working out produces many feel-good chemicals in our brains and keeps the mind fresh for future battles.

If that is not an option, then simply taking a shower, wearing new clothes, and taking care of our skin, can give us confidence.

Remember that a calm mind and healthy body are necessary to solve real-world problems. So they shouldn't be de-prioritized.

Have some old clothes or books; make a pile and donate them. We can also consider signing up for donation services online.

It is not difficult to make donations to people in need nearby.

Receiving thanks from others for our contribution makes us feel valued.

This might seem complicated for many of us, especially if we are slightly depressed.

But this well-known, simple strategy is a guaranteed get-out-of-the-rut card.

Talk to someone with whom you have felt a connection in the past. Everyone has experienced what we are going through. Most people want to help even if they have no background in your problems. So don't overthink.

Mental Strength

Anmol Mohan

I am just trying to make sense of this world. I am interested in the hardest puzzles like Consciousness, Humanity and Multiverse. Sharing my honest learning during this journey.