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How to deal with sad feelings

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What is sadness?

Sadness is defined as having grief, sorrow or unhappiness. Although we can sometimes get caught in our sad feelings, we don’t have to. We can undo sadness and start growing our happiness and wellbeing. Here are ways to deal with sad feelings.

Ways to deal with sad feelings

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Beat rumination by engaging your body in an activity that is intense enough to stop your thinking for a few minutes

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Imagine a bright future, not a gloomy future

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Cultivate mindfulness skills to undo negative thinking styles that generate excess sadness

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Try cognitive reappraisal to reinterpret a sad situation to a more positive way

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Read some books on overcoming sadness

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Boost your serotonin

Ways to deal with sad feelings

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Eat less sugar

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Don't obsess about your sad feelings

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Get a positive emotion boost by improving your ability to think positively or practise gratitude

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Outsmart your smartphone and use your phones in ways that create happiness instead of sadness

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Be kind to yourself and think about your strengths

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Make a happiness plan to beat sadness

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