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The Surprising Emotion That Improves Focus

Sadness can be good

We live in a culture that is so focused on happiness and how to be happier. Yet sadness is a universal emotion that helps us to connect with our own feelings.

Sometimes, we need to have a good cry or let out pent up frustration. Sad movies, books and songs help us do that.

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1. Laugh often

It counteracts the hard days.

2. Forgive and move forward.

The longer you dwell on those who have wronged you, the longer it will take for you to move forward and better your life. 

3. Be independent.

This is good for your self-esteem and prepares you for the reality that sometimes you can’t count on anyone. 

10. Judgement is everywhere

Everyone will judge the way you live your life. What matters most is that you are content and happy with how you are living your life.

Change and the unchangeable
We like to think that things can be changed. That we are in control somehow.  That's why “never” hurts, because never means that it can’t be changed. “Never” means it’s over. It’s gone. And that’s really hard to bear.
Meaning and relationships
  • We generate meaning through relationships. And meaning is the fuel of our minds. 
  • Our relationships also define our understanding of ourselves. And when one of these relationships is destroyed, that part of our identity is destroyed along with it. 
Depression vs. sadness
  • Sadness occurs when something feels bad. 
  • Depression occurs when something feels meaningless. 

When something feels bad, at least it has meaning. In depression, everything becomes a big blank void.