Sudden Sadness

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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.

I call it sudden sadness, and it’s when something upsets me so badly that it’s all I think about. It can even be so bad that it makes me sick to my stomach.sspic

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.

sspic2    However, there are times when the things that make me happy, are the things that are making me sad. So the real question is, what do you do when the thing that makes you happy is making you sad?

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!

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