It’s Darkest Before the Dawn!

Have you ever felt sad for no reason at all? I have. The first time I read that question was on a personality survey that accompanied a job application. I lied at the time because I thought it was the wrong answer. Nevertheless, I most certainly have felt sad for no reason at all.

For me, those times I was more than sad. It came out as angry and overwhelmed. I would feel as if I had no control of anything as I had a complete breakdown.

During times of sadness and frustration, try to remember that things always pass in time. If you can control your emotional state and ride out the wave, you will be able to move on unscathed. Hang in there. There are better things ahead for you.

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

12 thoughts on “It’s Darkest Before the Dawn!

  1. Dan, i get where your coming from and doing, but isn’t it just fluff. Perhaps we all need to suck it up sometimes and consider what happening in the bigger picture in the areas around us and how they will affect us if we don’t get up and DO something instead of passing the time. I have had 2 close family member deaths and one on the way. Sad, yes. But each moment is supposed to mean something and something be gained from it and to be used.

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    1. A death of someone you love is different from the sadness described in this post. A death needs to be mourned, and that is a form of sadness. But when I feel sad for no apparent reason, there is not much I can do but “ride the wave.”

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      1. I agree with Anna, death in the family is a whole different level. For sadness that seems to be coming out of nowhere, I think being proactive to make yourself happier can really help. Call up a friend to talk or go for a quick coffee. Listen to some of your favourite music to boost your mood or go get some exercise. Exercise has actually been shown to act as good as antidepressants for mood control. There are lots of ways to keep yourself going, don’t despair!

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      2. I have learned many ways to distract…much like you mentioned. But I am also learning how to “defuse” thoughts. It’s part of ACT Therapy. You let yourself feel emotions (painful or not) and realize that thoughts are just words…nothing more. This allows, with time, to lower the power our thoughts have over us and we can find which thoughts are helpful and which are not and let those unhelpful ones go.

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