How to Stop Feeling Sad

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Feeling Sad

So you are feeling sad?
I know how it feels like to live in agony and i know how It feels like to be neither happy nor satisfied.
But why do have to feel sad? Are these sad feelings nothing more than a result of a mood swing?

No they are not; these sad feelings are messages sent to you by your subconscious mind in order to motivate you to take an action.

Why Do We Feel Sad?

Sad feelings, like all the other emotions we experience, are an indication that something is going wrong in our lives. The root causes for sadness are uncountable but they can all be summarized under one big category, Unsolved Problems.

The more unsolved problems you have the more likely you will feel sad from time to time. You don’t have to solve the problem completely to feel good but you just need to take an action towards solving it.

See this example below for a better a understanding of the concept. This example will explain to you how communication happens between you and your subconscious mind.

Your Subconscious Mind Hey, you may not get a raise this year and you are not taking any actions so I am sending you some sad feelings to motivate you.

You Oh my God, I am feeling sad, I am feeling sad. Why, why is this happening to me, God, why, why me??

Few weeks later you discovered that you are feeling sad because you are afraid not get a raise so you started to work harder.

Your Subconscious Mind I can see you are taking actions so there is no more need for the sad feelings, I am withdrawing them again

As you can see your subconscious mind found no more reason to keep the sad feelings and so they disappeared. When you feel bad, your main focus should be finding the root cause for these feelings then working on solving them.

Feeling Sad without Knowing Why

Feeling sad without knowing why is usually the result of having too many accumulated problems in your subconscious mind to the extent that you don’t know which one of them is the real reason for your sad feelings or depression.

Some people escape from solving their problems by using drugs, others escape from them by sleeping while a third category escapes by going into a new relationship (see External dependency for more information).

There are hundreds of methods that people use to bury their problems deeper in their subconscious minds but the subconscious mind never gives up and it will always reply back by sending a more intense sad feeling in order to wake them up.

If you don’t really know what’s making you feel sad then start by sorting out all of the problems you have and then try solving them one by one. when you come along the one that is causing your sad feelings you will feel better.

Feeling Sad all the Time (For extended Periods)

Feeling sad all the time is one of the symptoms of depression. You may be feeling sad because you are depressed. Personally, I consider depression a message too telling you that hope was lost and that you should take actions to restore it.

In my book, The ultimate guide to getting over depression i explained how ignoring your problems and allowing them to accumulate can be the primary source for depression.

Some people face problems as soon as they encounter them, while others bury them deeply in their subconscious minds or throw them behind their backs. When they do so their subconscious minds usually respond back with depression. The key to dealing with depression is taking actions and not allowing your problems to pile up.

How to Stop Feeling Sad

Whether it’s an unsolved problem or whether it’s a problem that is buried into your subconscious mind the result will be sad feelings. The only way to deal with these sad feelings is to solve what can be solved and to accept what cannot be solved; only then your sad feelings will go away.

If you don’t like this approach, you can start it the other way around, by starting a journey towards feeling happy. This guide will tell you what you need to do in order to feel happy which in turn will drive sad feelings away.

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