How to Release Past Suffering and Be Happy Again

Written by on June 9, 2019 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor, Thrive with 0 Comments

By Ian Lewis | Purpose Fairy

Being sad and feeling low is sometimes natural in life. We all have our ups and downs, and even if we are suffering from depression, there are ways to brighten up a bit. You might feel sad or depressed because of some past events and situations.

That is normal because everyone can get hurt, but you shouldn’t dwell on such events and feelings, because your future is filled with great things.

6 Powerful Ways to Release Past Suffering and Be Happy Again

However, you have to do a little something about it and help yourself become stronger and happier. Luckily, here are 6 powerful and surprising ways to release past suffering and be happy again.

1. Practice Mindfulness

A sad and depressed mind tends to overthink and cling to things that are wrong and worries about all the negative things that may happen in the future. That is all unnecessary and these negative thoughts only encourage misery and bad feelings, which definitely doesn’t help with overcoming depression and sadness.

However, if you turn to mindfulness, you will teach your mind to focus on the present moment and forget about the past or worry about the future. Since being focused on the present moment is a bit unnatural to our minds, you have to help it a bit to master this skill. Focus on what surrounds you at the moment, use all of your senses. 

Focus on taste, sight, sound, smell, and touch and you will see how it is much harder to worry about other things while you are engaged in the present.

2. Exercise More

All the bad feelings can be gone if you would start exercising. Regular exercise brings so many benefits to your mind and body and it can help you stay focused and overcome your depression.

If you exercise your body will release endorphins which help improve your immune system and improve your mood. Not to mention all the other health benefits of exercising such as prevention of heart diseases, lowered blood pressure, prevention of cancer and it can greatly contribute to your self-esteem.

So, pick an exercise regime you like the best. You can go to the gym, pilates, yoga, martial arts and basically anything else you feel most comfortable doing. You can even try something new and look into some adventurous indoor activities, such as rock climbing, and have some fun while you’re body and mind are getting the exercise they need.

3. Get Enough Sleep

If you are well rested, your mood is automatically way better. Sleep deprivation causes irritability, nervousness, and stress, which impacts both your mood and your immune system. That is why healthy sleep enhances feeling well, both mentally and physically. So, you should make sure to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, and every morning you will get up more easily, your daily life will be more productive, you will become more emotionally balanced, your creativity will spike and your overall way of life will get better.

4. Distract Yourself

When our minds are bored and not stimulated, they tend to go to that dark place and overthink. That is why it is essential to keep your mind busy, so you can forget about past events and painful feelings. You can easily achieve this by getting a new hobby, such as collecting things, doing puzzles or reading books, or you can get out and have fun with your friends and family. All these minor activities will keep you and your brain occupied and all those negative feelings will simply be put away for a while, if not disappear completely.


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