Written By: Sheelagh Blumberg
Sadness and darkness can be overwhelming and all-consuming. It’s a feeling that I personally understand all too well. It’s a feeling of being lost, of being in a never-ending tunnel with no light in sight. But I also know that it’s possible to find your way out of that tunnel and into the light.
When I’m feeling down, I often reach out to those closest to me for support. Talking about my feelings with friends and family, who love and care about me, makes me feel less alone and more connected to the world. And I make sure to prioritize self-care, doing things like getting enough sleep, eating well, and engaging in activities that bring me joy.
Stepping outside and getting some fresh air, or trying new things and challenging myself, can also help shift my perspective and provide a much-needed change of scenery. Giving back and volunteering, helping others who may be in need, can give me a sense of purpose and help me feel more connected to the world.
And when I need it, I know it’s okay to seek professional help. Speaking to a mental health professional can provide additional support and guidance, and can be a powerful tool in helping me turn my sadness and darkness into happiness and light.
It’s important to remember that it’s okay to feel sad and overwhelmed at times. But with the right tools, support, and a commitment to making positive changes, it’s possible to find your way back to happiness and light. Don’t be afraid to reach out and seek help when you need it. You are not alone and there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow.