The Upside to Feeling Down – The Good Side to Feeling Bad

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Feeling a little down in the dumps, and overwhelmed?

Relax, it’s totally ok…and to have these feelings once in a while, is actually a good thing! Here’s why:

-It shows that you’re human, with real feelings

-It gives you time to reflect and grow, by thinking about your problems

-When you are a little down and overwhelmed, it’s a good time to reach out to your close friends and ask for support.

Now, of course it’s not a good thing to be feeling rotten all the time, but if you get a little down once in a few weeks or so, perhaps, don’t be so hard on yourself, it’s perfectly fine to feel a little ‘yuck’, – but use it as some time to reflect upon your problem, and how you can overcome it…use this time as good ‘you time’ – go for a walk, do some meditation, listen to your favorite music, watch a good comedy..talk to your friends…just do what feels good…sometimes it just might be having some alone time, and even having a good old cry if you need to. Just know that it’s perfectly OK…we all have these days from time to time!

Here’s a little further reading with 30 Ways to Improve Your Mood When You’re Feeling Down by tinybuddha

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Thank you so much for stopping by…hope you enjoyed this little read. Please feel free to leave your thoughts, I would love to hear from you xx 🙂

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New Blog Post: The Loneliness Trap

Hi there lovely’s!
If you know of anyone suffering from depression or you have depression yourself…you will most likely know all about  just how empty and alone it feels when you’re having those moments of loneliness. It really is horrible, you can feel so very alone, and you might even think to yourself “what is wrong with me, why don’t I have many friends?” You see, like depression, loneliness can be a vicious cycle..starting from feeling lonely, to being depressed, feeling threatened by people, then isolating yourself from the world, having no social or emotional connections with people, and back to the horrid feeling of loneliness.

Knowing and realizing you have these thoughts is a big step in understanding your feelings, and then knowing that they are all only negative thoughts and words, you can change your way of thinking to then realising that you really are an amazing person, with so many great qualities, and your friends and family are all only a phone call, email or text away, – so get busy and start by saying hi! – trust me, you really will be amazed at how great you feel after making that call 🙂

The reason I have written about this is because I have suffered myself from these really silly and negative thoughts, and it really gets you nowhere…just in a place of sadness and loneliness. And the more you isolate yourself from the world, the worse the feeling gets, and plus how are are your friends meant to know you are thinking about them if you don’t let them know? or if even if you haven’t been thinking of them and you are just down and sad, they can’t help you if you don’t let them into your wold and know how you are feeling – after all, that’s what friends are for! 🙂