Yesterday, I woke up feeling blue. There wasn’t any real reason behind that sadness. Nothing “happened” to cause this.
Of course, I can always blame astrology. A Full Moon in Leo creating a tough aspect to my natal Moon coupled with an impending Mercury retrograde can certainly pack an emotional wallop to a Mercury-Moon-sensitive gal like me. Hmmm…sounds legit.
I could also point to the news cycle, something I’ve been trying to avoid because it makes me grouchy. Or maybe hormones… a few icky emails…arthritis…winter…or perhaps there is no reason at all except I’m human and sadness is part of life. It’s not something I like to experience, but it is what it is.
I talked about this a bit in my Instagram live and mentioned some of my methods for coping. Here’s what I do when I’m sliding down the sadness slope:
1. Yoga and meditation. These are both self-care staples. Sometimes I neglect my practices. When I do, I’m out of sorts. But a few stretches and time spent in contemplation soothes my spirit…and tames my moods.
2. Self-hypnosis. I’m a huge fan of the Grace Space Hypnosis app. There are many wonderful recordings to listen to for a v
5. Oils. Sphere and Sundry is my go-to for magical oils. Depending on how I want to feel, I dab a little on my pulse points. (My husband often says “You smell like magic stuff.”)
6. Walk it out and talk it out. A long walk with a loved one cures my blue moods every time. Moving your body and talking about what’s going on is essential. If you’re physically unable to move, ask your caregiver for support.
7. Communicate. Walking and talking is great but what if you can’t get outside due to weather or physical reasons? What if you live in an isolated area? You can find support online! 7 Cups offers free 24/7 text chats with kind listeners. They have options for paid therapy too but if you simply want an ear, this is a wonderful resource.
8. Community. Having a community of kindred spirits is essential. You can find that in your local area – or online. (My Tarot, Transits, and Tangents morning live stream is filled with all the nicest folks!)
The important thing to remember: every one of us will feel sad from time to time. There is nothing wrong with you if you do. But do seek support. You don’t have to suffer in silence.
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