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Last edited at 3:25PM on 6/3/2012
Play games,chill with family,listen to music,text or call a friend,hang out with a friend,go swimming,if by a beach go to the beach,Watch tv(I recommend a comedy),dance around,go to the mall,try a new hairstyle,draw,or go on Facebook/twitter if you have one. and play with a pet.There are probably a billion or more things to do;) and remember life is a roller coster.You will always have your ups and downs.
Choose a bright color and try to fit it into your life as much as possible. I chose neon green and had neon green bowls, cups, silverware, blankets, t-shirts, bracelets and anything I could. I read it in a book once
Assuming you have the blues (a temporary feeling of being 'down'), these are all good things to do. But if you've been sad a lot longer and much deeper, you might have depression, a far more serious, and potentially life threatening, situation. See a good general practitioner to rule out physical causes, then have the doctor refer you to a good psychotherapist for treatment that includes talk therapy and meds. Good luck.
Yup getting away from all the things that triggers the sadness!! Hey guess what, life is full of sadness, but thinking happy thoughts helps motivate you to being happy!!! :))) SMILE Don't let anyone or anything get you down darling!!
I too went through tons of sadness all through my life. I did not know it wasn't right. Finally I spoke to a Dr. when I could not get enough sleep, could not concentrate, constant anxiety and had no appetite. I had thoughts of suicide and how to accomplish it. Then I thought of my partner and how he would survive without me, because he would blame himself for my unhappiness. He is the light of my life and just could not burden him with this.
My Dr. is a very compassionate man. He spoke with us and explained what the problem was and the treatments that were available and how long it would take the medicines to take effect. He called several times to see how I was doing and offering counseling. He suggested taking a year off from college so I could get used to the medication and to heal my spirit.
I look back over my life and amazed that I lived so long without doing self harm.
After that year off I was able to return to college and earned my Registered Nursing diploma with honors. Not bad for a 54 year old woman is it?
Don't give up. You are loved and needed. Take walks in nature and talk to god. It is OK to cry.