I have touched on this topic of sadness before but feel it needs a higher profile. Sadness is an all pervading emotion so deep it changes your world. I’m not talking grief or depression here, even though they are closely linked, but the sadness that arrives at your door and stays unasked. It is there, insidiously, from waking to night not having a clue why?
From Wiki – Sadness is an emotional pain associated with or characterised by feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, disappointment and sorrow. Personally I think it is unexplainable but I will leave you to read the links below for research on symptoms and the relationship to depression and low mood for you to make up your own mind. The most important thing for you to do with this post is to read on because
YOU CAN BEAT IT. YOU CAN CHASE IT AWAY.
BetterHealth – Australia. Easy to read article – It’ okay to feel sad. Enjoy
This one from the Paul Ekman group is very informative – Sadness
I relate to this article below so much. It is from Lynn Firth, a Canadian counselor. It is straight forward and and easy to read.
How to Beat your Sadness and Chase It Away
I did it, not by using pills or counselling but with NATURE. The number one method of easing your sadness is Mustard, a Bach Flower Remedy. Bach Flower Remedies were brought to light by Edward Bach. His believe was ‘Treat the patient , not the disease’ Bach flower Remedies gently treat the emotion. ‘In the Mustard negative state, black depression descends like a dark cloud’. Wonderful Mustard helps when out of the blue sadness arrives. All you have to do is put a few drops into a glass of water and sip regularly or place a few drops under the tongue at frequent intervals throughout the day. Please do not expect instant release, it takes awhile. It comes as a surprise when you suddenly realize that the sadness has lifted. Keep Mustard in your toolbox and remember it is there when sadness comes to visit again.
Bach Flower Remedies can found online. You must make sure they are the original as above. Holland and Barrett run all the 38 Flower Remedies.
As usual if you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health.
Essential Oils have been around for thousands of years so that is a big point in their favor. Proves they work. They work well with emotions and can help Sadness.
I have used the following oils to lift my mood. With Self help the secret is you have to attack the sadness early. In general life that isn’t so easy because you are so busy asking yourself why you feel this way and forget that you actually now know how to deal with it. The oils are light and uplifting can used in a diffuser, bath or just a few drops on a hanky or tissue tucked up your sleeve. Do not put essential oils directly onto your skin always use a carrier oil like almond oil. Here is a list of the most used uplifting oils.
Orange Sweet and this one Benzoin. This is a great up-lifter but doesn’t have the best of aromas. I found out how how good it makes you feel by buying to make a mix for a lady with skin problems around her fingers. Just out of interest I smelt it and a few minutes later I felt really good. Does work.
Give oils a go and find your own recipe for lifting the mood.
Alongside these oils there is of course Tapping, Traditional Chinese Medicine and working with your bodies energies. so will see you in the next post.