Break the sadness slump #TheRunningWriter

Break the sadness slump.

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Sometimes we get sad. Things happen, whether it’s a death, a friend is no longer a friend, or whatever. We suddenly feel tired and unmotivated. Maybe we feel like crying all the time.

It’s ok to be sad. It’s an emotion everyone has. But like all emotions, if we stuff it, it’ll come back and bite us in the butt.

The key is getting out of the sadness slump. If we stay stuck in it too long, it can bring all aspects of our life down. Work, relationships, they can all suffer if we get stuck in our sadness.

Over time, sadness usually fades. Sometimes we need to jump start the fading though. Talking to a trusted friend is a good one for me. Sometimes just telling someone about the struggle helps lessen it.

Getting out into the sun. Something about that bright ball in the sky helps shake the dark cobwebs from my mind. It doesn’t have to be a huge outing, even if it’s just a quick walk it might help. The activity along with the bright sun can burn away the haze.

What do you do to break out of the sadness slump?

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