One thing I have noticed about my anxiety, is that when I am faced with some shocking or surprising news, it usually will take over my mind. And that’s a great feeling when it is happy news. However, most of the time it’s not happy news, and I am faced with an overwhelming sad feeling.
A lot of times, I get sad over stupid things, and things that are out of my control. Like today, I found out something about someone in my life that I care deeply about. And while it was great news for them, it hurt me. And while it made me sad, it also made me feel stupid, because it is a very dumb reason to be upset.
But that’s the thing with my anxiety personally, it’s mostly over things that I know are out of my control. And I just let them invade my head and let them take over my everyday thought.
So the question is, how do I overcome sudden sadness? Well, that is a tough question to answer. Usually, I will try to talk to my best friend about it. There is only one person who I talk to about everything, and that’s her. She always listens to my rants and just lets me get things off my chest.
And while that is always a great way to make me feel better, sometimes she’s not free when I’m hit with sadness, so I need other options. One thing I do is focus on the things that make me happy. It’s really anything to try and distract myself, from listening to music, to watching movies and sometimes writing.
Well for me, I love to go for walks. Just walking around to clear my head, is a great way to make me feel better. Granted, I have to walk for a while before I start feeling better. But by the time I get home, I feel better.
Sudden sadness sucks, simple as that. However, there are tons of ways to overcome that sadness. I hope this personal story inspires you to find what makes you happy when you’re sad.
Until next time!