What To Do When You’re Feeling Blue

This week’s confession is all about what you do when you’re feeling blue. Sadly, this is is something I’ve had a bit of experience with lately.  Due to endometriosis, I’m in  fairly constant pain as well as had some fairly horrific PMS over the last year, so I’ve had more than my fair share of the blues to get through.

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The most important thing to do when you’re sad is to just be kind to yourself. Treat feeling blue the same way you’d treat a bad case of the flu and give yourself the time you need to get past it.  In my case, I take to the metaphorical bed of my couch. I make myself a warm cocoon of blankets, books, Netflix and tea then I let myself feel until I find my way through. Something about being in that warm bubble makes me feel safe to get my emotions out by sobbing my way through David Tennant’s regeneration episode.

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After I’ve had a really good cry (and a lot of tea), the world seems a little brighter. After giving myself that time, I can see that maybe life isn’t quite that bad and I can start looking for ways out. That brings me to my most important thing to do when you’re sad – try and find a way out. It doesnt matter if it takes you a month, or a year – sometimes to reach a better place, you have to make a change. In the case of my endometriosis, it meant nutting up and heading to the doctor for surgery. I’ll be spending a bit more time in bed this week afterwards, but my hormone and pain induced blues will finally be at an end.

What do you do when you’re feeling blue? Tell us in the comments or join the confession over at My Home Truths.

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  1. Everything seems better after a cup of tea. Which reminds me of the first time I cried in front of my soon to be hubby (over 20 years ago now). Not even sure why I was crying but the best he could offer me was a cup of tea and he didn’t even know how to make tea, so he had to ask for a lesson which actually made me laugh.

    He also thought toilets were self cleaning, so I eventually gave him a quick lesson in that as well and then had him vow to ‘cook, clean and slave after me’ on our wedding day.

  2. Yes, I agree you have to try to find a way to cope or make things better. It’s not easy, but you have to believe that better things are coming. Sorry to hear about your endo and possible surgery. Hope it all goes smoothly.

  3. Chocolate, a snooze, a good cry, and some TLC from the hubster are my secret weapon to overcoming the sads. That, and reminding myself that “this too shall pass”.

  4. Sometimes I just have to push through it, but that usually results in a day where I just want to do absolutely nothing, but a walk by myself with an inspiring podcast chatting to me helps enormously. We all need days like that sometimes. I love your word ‘cocoon’. Sums it up perfectly. x

  5. I found out today that more spinal surgery is probably in my immediate future. I find having an angry vent and then focusing on something really inspiring – like a documentary lets my soul feel reinvigorated – and lets me be outside my own body and limitations. This helps me. Otherwise i ask my hubby for a foot rub.

  6. I don’t give myself time when I’m feeling blue, that ‘s my problem. I end up taking it out on my kids and then feeling even worse! Thank you, I needed someone to tell me that I NEED to take time.

    1. We are all really bad at that I think. We tend to put ourselves last on the priority list when it should be first. My GP calls it the oxygen mask theory – we can’t take care of others effectively if we aren’t taking care of ourselves first.

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