Has a Recent Life Event Left You Feeling Sad?

If you could get your mind to do ONE thing for you in bad times, what would it be?

For me, it would be this:

That my mind should be my best friend . . . the wheel that drives me to overcome any challenges, achieve or acquire anything. It all starts with self-politeness, kind words, actions and thoughts. I hope this article helps you minimize sadness because you deserve to be happy!

Over the past few weeks, I posed this question to myself just as I’ve been asked several times about how to handle a great deal of emotional turmoil from nerve-racking life circumstances. Each time I'm asked, I go without falling short to one of my favourite quotes in the world. A quote from Rumi describing why you’re tangled with depression - called Praise.

“Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.” – Rumi

Most of us feared gruelling situations because it’s associated with making us feel angry, sad, bitter, anxious, and heartbroken. But what if we could reshape all of these emotions so it doesn’t lead to prolonged feelings of sadness and trigger severe depression? And even although it’s difficult, we can actually try, or can’t we?

Here is my advice to you this week.

This is not a topic where I talk about basic principles. If you’re feeling distraught from stressful life events the first step you should take is to get your mind on your side. Make it a wheel that keeps you focused only on a positive course, a source of encouragement. Anger, sadness, bitterness, and dejection are all in the mind. And if you can be polite to yourself, take charge of the brain of your mind so it doesn’t control you negatively and make it your best friend, you can tailor it away from ridiculing thought forms through the act of meditation.

Secondly, you need to be willing to come out of your despair! You have to make sure you don’t relapse into a pained situation and give up. Believe in the ideology of hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thirdly, in the state of dealing with paralyzing life challenges make sure not to seclude yourself, which is the normal tendency with those that are sad. Try and mingle with a healthy crowd to come out, or get help to deal with your issues naturally.

Also, listen to a healthy, inspiring and soul lifting music, as music has a way of normalizing emotions.

Referring to the quote mentioned above, an act of gratitude can strengthen your emotional health. Reflect on those small pleasant things you have, be grateful for them and you'll be able to enable a friendly mind.

Lastly, a man’s need for Higher Power in mild or severe life situation can never be ruled out. Sometimes, when you find it very difficult to come out of a sad, empty, or worthlessness state of mind, connecting deeply to your belief system can seriously improve your emotional well-being.

I wish you more success in your personal and business life.

Your friend & Coach,
Damilola Ogunremi

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