Reasons to be less than cheerful, embracing the negative emotions that we all try to swerve.
Why even very happy people are sometimes sad
No one can be happy every day because sadness is not an optional extra.
Whilst it’s normal to try to avoid the emotion, and healthy to focus on more positive feelings, buried emotions as you probably know, can snap at your heels when you least expect them. Which is why finding your own special way to manage feelings of sadness is absolutely essential to good mental health.
Sharing experiences of all kinds really can help a lot. The process of revealing your feelings to another person fosters closeness and helps to develop a feel good sense of mutual trust. With solid friendships in your resilience toolkit, you needn’t worry about loneliness and isolation.
In fact investing time and attention in meaningful friendships is one of the best ways to develop a really effective emotional balance. People who say they can call on more than five close friends, also say they are generally happier than others, according to http://hackspirit.com/7-habits-authentically-happy-people-nothing-positive-thinking-3/
Friendships aside, it’s also helpful to have a great visualisation trick handy for when reality brings us face to face with sad or painful memories and experiences.
Try this one for size next time you have a blue day.
Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height.
Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches.
Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth.
Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots.
In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”- Osho
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