Sad TIMES

@bluemars (952)
Australia
May 19, 2008 9:07am CST
I don't know what it really is but I am feeling down at the moment. Perhaps it is this or it is that but I just don't know really, it could be a combination of so many things that I let fester, I can not pin point anything in particular but all I know is that I want to be positive and want to look at things on a lighter note and be more constructive and positive. I am struggling with that at the moment and am even angry at myself for being like this. I dread of the person it makes me and how others are effected by it, I want to relax more, I wore my body out with exercise today to help relax me but I think the mind is such a powerful thing too. How do you deal with sad times?
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• United States
19 May 08
Sometimes keeping a diary helps because you are able to write down what you are feeling so that you don't keep it bottled inside. I hate when I feel like that, but have found writing down how I feel helps me.
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@bluemars (952)
• Australia
28 May 08
Yes it can help and i love coming here because so many people are very supportive and are kind with their words and make it easier to deal with things. I think it is great to be able to get another opinion and it really can put some things back into perspective. Sometimes that is all the little push we need to get back on track.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
19 May 08
Sorry to hear you are having a bad day. I commend you on recognizing how you feel and the affect it has on others around you, and wanting to do something about it. Exercise is a great stress reliever, but maybe if you can't get your mind to relax you need to do something that exercises your mind instead of your body! A lot of people will keep a journal of their feelings, it may help you to let go of them just by writing them down. If you don't want to keep a journal that others might read, just write your feelings on a piece of paper you can destroy later (tear it into tiny bits or burn it, might be therapeutic!). Personally, I am not sad much of the time but when I am I stop to count my blessings and think about all the good things life has given me. A family who loves and respects me, a roof over my head, enough food to eat. Who could ask for more!
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@bluemars (952)
• Australia
28 May 08
That is very true we all need to take a step back sometimes and just see that others have it worse sometimes and that we should appreciate what we are blessed with. I do thank god for them and am trying to feel good and positive and not allow myself do that to me as one can be ones own enemy if they are not really careful and control where their racing mind takes them.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
19 May 08
I try to put a time limit on negative thoughts.. and then I try to replace each negative thought with a positive one! I actually envision a big X through the negative thought! I had to pick up these practices as I once suffered from deep dark depressions..
@bluemars (952)
• Australia
28 May 08
Yes I am trying to do that and trying to appreciate what is already good and around me. I think that helps too and to see things in perspective. I do think some of the time we can just get carried away with bad thought and not realise the pain and conflict we are creating within us. It can be very bad for our health to not to mention destructive too.
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• United States
28 May 08
..I think it gets to be a habit.. and it sounds like you're breaking it.. (which brings peace)