“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” ~ Carl Jung
We all go through painful experiences. We all have moments when we feel lost, sad, abandoned, betrayed, hurt, abused and unfairly treated. We have moment when we fall down, moments when things fall apart and we no longer seem to feel as happy, as courageous, as balanced and as cheerful as we used to. And even though it can be quite challenging to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again, it’s very important that we do it. Why? Because if we don’t, we risk allowing a season of sadness, painful challenges and dark experiences to become a lifetime of unhappiness. We risk falling into depression and then living our entire lives from a dark, fearful and very cold place.
“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” ~ Jacques Prévert
Here are 7 things you can do to shake off the sadness and negativity from your life and learn how to be happy again.