How to Stop Feeling Sad?

How to stop feeling sad? You might be depressed and just want to feel happy again, and there are things you can do that will help get your mood back on track.

First, make sure you are getting enough rest, and that you have not been sleep deprived for some time. If you have had a serious illness, stop taking any medication immediately and contact your doctor. A low-grade fever of 97.5F is often an indication of a serious illness, but if you don’t seem to be getting better call your doctor. A low-grade fever and other warning signs are also symptoms of depression.

Your doctor may advise you to avoid the stress of being ill, but even that will only bring about physical illness which is often self-reinforcing. When you are tired or ill, you will be less able to cope with stress, which only makes your condition worse.

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Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia can often make people feel sad. They need more energy and they feel that way, and a lack of energy can bring out the sadness in them. Low blood sugar can be treated by eating a snack while watching your diet. Even if you are feeling sad about not having enough energy, you should try to remember that low blood sugar will not make you feel any worse.

Emotional problems may be more difficult to cope with. Many emotional problems are caused by poor self-image, and if you feel unhappy about something your feelings of self-worth may be low. It is important to get to know yourself, and not just expect to always be happy all the time.

In addition to being happy, you must be realistic about what makes you happy alone. To become mentally healthy, you must learn to set goals and achieve them. You must learn to value the inner you. Knowing who you are as a person and knowing the traits that make you unique are important to living a happy life.

Find ways to get rid of negative thoughts and emotions. Stop thinking negative thoughts about yourself or others, and if you have a habit of constantly thinking negative thoughts, find a way to eliminate it. If you are extremely cynical, stop. Find a way to stop that and replace it with positive thinking.

Stop not taking care of yourself. Get enough sleep and have a good diet.


Oliver James trained and practised as a clinical child psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist, broadcaster, and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include the best-selling Affluenza, They F*** You Up and Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4. He is a trustee of the Alzheimer’s charity, SPECAL and lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two small children.