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How to Break a Very Sad Mood (and Finally Feel Happy Again)

by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on April 18, 2014

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Life has many seasons.

Good times. Bad times. OK times.

Life never stands still. It rises and ebbs.  Its water takes you on a journey around the globe with beautiful sunshine and ruthless thunderstorms.

Sometimes you’re swimming in love and then, you’re sinking in pain.

It’s not easy to navigate through the oceans of life, but it’s the only way to survive and thrive.

If you’re currently drowning in sorrow, dwelling in pain, I hear you.

You’re tired.

You’re lost.

You’re beat and feel oh so alone.

All you want to do is rest your head on a soft pillow, forget about your misery and wake up with the sun streaming through your bedroom, your heart happy and your mind free. Finally.

Whenever I feel that way, I’m reminded of one of my favorite movies EVER (seriously, I’ve probably seen this movie a thousand times): My Best Friend’s Wedding.

There’s this one scene where Julia Roberts’ character sits on the floor of the hotel hallway. She’s  messed up everything, has probably lost her best friend for good and has kinda ruined his life. She sits there, broken, beating herself up, when one of the employees tells her: This too shall pass.

This phrase has remained with me since I first saw that movie and it’s true.

Even though it doesn’t feel that way right now, this too shall and will pass.

Because that’s life.

Because that’s how it works.

Because the universe has your back. 

And this episode of Love Yourself Friday is the first step to help you break your very sad mood and finally enjoy life again.

Remember: You are loved. You are cherished. And you are not alone. 

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Now it’s your turn: What do you do to make yourself feel better whenever you feel super sad! I’d love to hear your tips and insight.

Much love,

Anne-Sophie

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Robin Hallett October 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Love it! This too shall pass. What a great practice to have during the ups and downs. I love that movie too! 🙂

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Anne-Sophie October 12, 2013 at 8:15 am

It’s truly one of my favorites. I remember watching it every day after school for months. I was nine when the movie was released and I just loved everything about it.

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Karen Melick Knapp October 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Happy Saturday Anne… 🙂 I have been on that roller coaster many times… and I have found that for me at least, I need to ride it out. there are times when there are points on that “journey” where I can get to where I can be around certain people who can help me… like just recently after the death of the family friend; it spiraled me in a way…. and for almost two weeks I was down, way down…. and then one day I started out that way and then I shifted… I went away with my daughter on a car ride to my moms where my brother was… and her and I sang in the car… ( like we used to when she was little— she is almost 19 now) and that started to lift me.. then my brother and I acted silly and by the time I saw my therapist at 945pm that night to introduce her to my daughter, I was complete 360 from that morning when she had seen me. she was relieved. it only took spending time with two people that I love dearly. so I found ways to bring me out that worked…. but every time can be different depending on the circumstance. 🙂 but I have managed to stay happy this time. helps too that it is sunny!!! 🙂

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Anne-Sophie October 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

That’s amazing, Karen. What a testimony to spending time with loved ones and how healing that can be. You’re right though, it can be something different every time. One of the things that helps me is to have a master list of all the things that lift me up when I’m feeling down. That way, when I feel low, I can look at it and choose what sounds good to me in that particular moment. I remember singing in the car with my mom and sister many times (we even often played CDs from our childhood and sang along) and it’s so good for the soul, isn’t it?

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Yasmine Khater October 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Happy Saturday! I totally love this! Its soo wonderful, this is so beautiful! and i was having a bad day and now i feel better : )

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Anne-Sophie October 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

Yay! That makes my day, Yasmine. I’m so glad the video helped and I hope you’re now back to your awesome, bubbly, happy self. xxx

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www.nowherelife.com October 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Great tips – I particularly like the idea of allowing the feelings to be there and reaching out to others. It can be so easy to just isolate ourselves when we are feeling low but it makes a real difference to connect with others and admit our struggles.

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Anne-Sophie October 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

Yeah, it really is easy to just build a wall around yourself when you feel bad. I do that all the time and I have to force myself to reach out, but every time I do, it changes everything. I think there’s some magic in speaking the words out loud and having someone empathize and just be there for you. As far as allowing the feelings to be there, most of us are masters at covering up the “negative” ones, aren’t we? The thing is though that they don’t disappear just because we don’t acknowledge them. However, by giving them space to be here and not beating ourselves up for feeling low, we can begin to heal.

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