How to Stop Feeling Sad

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Repetitive Lifestyle

How many of you feel tired of the same things happening every day? No matter what you do, you feel like your life is repetitive as if you’re stuck in a sad loop. The worst part of this loop is that you have no idea how to get out of it. This loop is not necessarily bad, but it slowly eats away at your happiness because it prevents you from experiencing new people, places and things. You keep searching for a solution and wonder how to stop feeling sad, but don’t see any results.

So what is the solution? You have to make a positively productive change; it doesn’t matter what it is. Change is the process of breaking old patterns and habits and instilling new ones. Change is the gasoline for your vehicle, in this case, your life. You are the driver of your life; not the other way around. You need to make a change but no one can tell you what that change is; you have to discover it for yourself.

Change is not always easy because we often hold ourselves back. We often know what we have to do and change about ourselves, but we don’t because we are comfortable with our current habits. See the irony? How can we be comfortable if we admit to being stuck in a sad loop? That’s the point! You’re stuck in a comfortably sad loop that is difficult to step out of.

How to stop feeling sad - sad black woman holding hands against face

How to Stop Feeling Sad – It’s All About Change

Think of a hamster running back and forth on its wheel; that’s you in a nutshell. Many of us keep running on that wheel until we hop or fall off and realize that we’ve wasted years of our life. Don’t wait for tomorrow to make a change that you can make today! Even if making a change feels uncomfortable, force yourself to experience the discomfort. Oftentimes, once you get past the discomfort, you’ll experience a sense of satisfaction, something along the lines of, “I actually feel better now! I can’t believe this.”

We all go through this sad loop from time to time; it’s not something easy to escape from. But if you have the determination to step out of it with the intention of improving the quality of your life , then you are on the right track. Only you can find that inner drive to make the necessary changes; no one can do it for you. We can give advice to each other but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can make it happen.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Daily Dose Of Internet

Addicted young boy surfing the web on his laptop

Strung Out On The Web

AM. PM. Lunchtime or dinner. The laptop flips open. The cellphone shines on. The useless iPad makes a use for itself. It’s back. It never went away; probably never will. You depend on it too much. It has become a part of your identity that you often wish to disconnect from. The internet.

The internet has revolutionized how we search for information; we might as well add libraries into living museums. From morning to night, we are glued to the internet in some way or form. Unless stuck on a deserted island, we cannot go a day without accessing the internet.

We use the internet more than we eat, drink and socialize. It’s our number one addiction without even realizing it. The addiction is so strong that it swiftly passes unregistered through our conscious mind straight into the vault of our unconscious mind; think of an illegal border crossing with no apprehension.

Are there withdrawal symptoms from not using the internet? Who would know, since we never stop using it in the first place! Whether for work or pleasure, we are truly tangled in a sticky web of information; some of it polluted, some of it mind-blowing. We attempt to disentangle, only to find ourselves in a stickier situation when new webpages sprinkle us with new bits of information.

Some people fall down the rabbit hole beyond the rabbit hole: porn addiction, online gambling, the dark web, hacking and crime. Do they ever resurface and see reality again? Without professional help, their judgment is too impaired. Their addiction has hijacked their reward center and capacity for logical reasoning.

Is there a solution or do we continue our daily dose of the internet as caged animals in a zoo? Can the zoo be freed and its members allowed back into the wild to experience freedom as was intended from day one of creation? The answer is certainly yes!

Curbing the internet involves willpower and a desire to make a change in your life! Discipline is your friend; without it, your fingers will remain attached to the keyboard. Diversify your life in a way that involves relying on the internet less and less: start reading books, exercising and playing sports, going out in nature, meditating and spending time with others!

Your receptors have become desensitized to the internet; you are feeding a loop that will never stop on its own. Break away and be free again.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

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