Feel like crying? Do you have days when you feel down? We give suggestions on ways to keep you from crying when you feel down. We all have days when we feel down, for life is full of setbacks and challenges.
Feel down? Ways to keep you from crying
We don’t want you to be feeling down or blue for first off, it does not feel good. Secondly, it kills our productivity. So how can we pull ourselves through it as quickly as possible?
Proven Strategies That will keep you from crying when you feel down
1. Feel like crying? – Take a step back and look at how you’re living your life
Our society has become rush, rush, rush! In his book CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked & About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD, Dr. Edward Hallowell says that being too busy can have effects including, “increasing toxic stress, making people sick, causing accidents and errors, turning otherwise polite people rude, and reducing the general level of happiness in the population.”
Are you constantly committing yourself to more than you can handle or comfortably produce? If you find yourself feeling down about being able to live up to your obligations it may be you are trying to accomplish too much. Or do you have too high a standard for yourself? My advice is: Don’t be so hard on yourself. Recognize that no one is perfect and that disappointments are part of life. Even the most successful people have to deal with failure and disappointment, but they’ve learnt how to use it to get to the next level of life.
2. Feel like crying? – Take time out to relax and exercise
Exercise, or some form of physical activity can do wonders. When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body similar to morphine. Regular exercise not only has a physical effect on the body such as strengthening the heart, lowering blood pressure and reducing body fat, it also helps with feeling down, depression and reducing stress levels. Engage in some activity that you enjoy. I find walking along the beach my way to distress. May be you enjoy shopping, reading, swimming, dancing, walking, tennis or even yard work. You will feel better doing whatever you enjoy!
3. Feel like crying? – Think on good things
Learn to dismiss negative thoughts. The Bible is full of wisdom. It says to: “Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are true and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.” Philippians 4:8
4. Feel like crying? – Do something good for someone
The reason this technique works is that it takes the focus off yourself. It’s easy to become self-centered and overly focused on your own problems. I’ve found that one of the most therapeutic things you can do is make someone’s day. Visit someone, send a text message or phone and give them a word of encouragement or compliment.
5. Feel like crying? – Find meaning in life
Having inner peace and being content when you are alone will allow you to not depend on anything external to yourself. It gives you freedom in that these external factors don’t control your mood.
Watch this video called, ‘Living Free’. It will help you find meaning to life.
We all have days when we feel down, for life is full of setbacks and challenges. Feel free to bookmark this post for the next time you are feeling down you can come again – it may come in handy.
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