This explanation of ‘Feeling Sad’ has changed my life.
I had my fair share of feeling sad over the years. The problem is that we don’t like talking about it.
We all know people like to present the better self online, but presenting the real self can be refreshing.
Pandemic, lockdown, #WFH, childcare.. and all the constant multi-tasking can make us feel stressed, even depressed and sad.
Ever heard the term ‘loss aversion’? It’s about our behaviour of avoiding losses. Somehow, these days the more we try to avoid, the worse we might feel.
"Because when you feel sad, you are grieving for something you have lost. "
What does this mean?
If means if you are sad, you have lost something you love and value (despite your effort of trying); and maybe the loss you are trying to avoid isn’t the right thing after all.
The decisions we make under the influence of ‘Fear of Loss’ can be wrong (Check out my last blog on ‘Fear of Loss’)
How to change:
Figure out what is the loss you are grieving, get it back or try to stay close to it. It could be just as simple as a hobby - a simple pleasure (but watching Netflix doesn't count).
You are never too busy to be happy.
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