Sadness and What to Do — 5 Simple Strategies.




 This year has been emotionally hard for many people. The following strategies have been shown to help people keep their low moods from overwhelming them or turning into a major depression. The following suggestions are contained in a new article published recently.


           1. Reduce overthinking.

            2. Move around and socialize, even if you don’t feel like it.

             3. Increase self-compassion.

             4. Sideline thoughts of helplessness and hopelessness.

             5. Notice when you feel well and build on that.

“How to keep your sadness from turning into depression.” Washington Post (December 1, 2020).