The Blues are a sad state of mind. Everyone experiences the Blues or feeling down for a couple of days, somehow it seems to be a natural part of being human.
The Blues can put you in a mental state of mind characterized by pessimism and a sense despondency. However, feelings of the blues typically tends to be short lived even though many of the symptoms mimic a depressive state.
Most cases of the Blues disappear quickly and feelings of sadness is not pervasive, debilitating or prolonged. Depression on the other hand is unlike the Blues and is a serious disorder, with severity of symptoms that linger on and can often interfere with your ability to carry on your normal daily routines.
The Blues Can Stem From Feelings Of:
- Regret or a sense of loss.
- An injured or neglected self-esteem.
- Feeling devalued
- Lost opportunity.
Whatever the cause, he most important thing is to take steps to move forward and reboot. Finding and understanding the cause of your Blues is not nearly as important as overcoming your feeling of being down.Try to create and be clear about the direction you need or should take to alter this state and recover.
Cut back on time spent thinking about whatever has happened and shift that time to being proactive. Begin by focusing on the small steps you can take to get better and nip the Blues in the bud. You can take one step at a time to put a lid on dreary mindset or circumstances that are interfering adversely with your emotional state.
Step out, reach out, pick yourself up and carry out your best self-care actions to help remove the melancholy that overwhelm your days. Determine what you can change what is to be done differently or how you ride out the Blues feeling in a healthful way. Do not indulge in your gloom instead, try to cut out any pity party as swiftly as you can.
You can rewrite the rules for dealing with and getting relief from your Blues. With some appropriate self-care interventions and the support and help of relations this can often make a positive difference.
Nonetheless, you ought to also reach out to getting appropriate and effective treatment from a health care professional particularly if the Blues are persistent and long-drawn-out