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"Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is!"

Dita Von Teese

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When feeling sad, you can do some of these suggestions to ease your sadness. And of course, not all sadnesses are the other alike, it may be more severe and can not be "cured" as easy as these suggestions, but if you are sad and would like to try them out here you go.

And to whomever is reading this, I really hope they help you out for now and I really wish that YOU feel better soon.

1. Write down your feelings.

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Consider buying a journal that you can designate just for writing down your thoughts and feelings. Often it is helpful to document your feelings of sadness in writing, in order to better make sense of them. This will help you get "in tune" with yourself and achieve a deeper level of understanding yourself.

2. Laugh and smile.

Studies have shown that the very act of smiling can improve your mood and make you feel happier. In addition, laughing releases endorphins, those brain chemicals that enhance your mood.

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3. Have a good cry.

Even though you may not want to cry because you are trying to feel better and want to feel happy again, sometimes crying can improve your mood. If you feel the urge to cry, then don't hold back and instead let the tears out when you feel like it. The act of crying might make you feel better and more relieved, as the act of purging the tears can create the sense that you got the sadness "off your chest".

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4. Try to look at the bigger picture.

What else is in your life that makes it worth living? Try to think about all of the other things that you value in life, such as your friends, family, and health, and you'll see that you probably have much to be happy about and thankful for, even if you don't feel very happy or thankful in the moment. Numerous studies have shown that gratitude is deeply connected with happiness.

- Think about good memories. If you've lived through them once, you can have them again. That's the beautiful thing about memories; just because things may seem bad right now doesn't mean that they'll be that way tomorrow.

- In the case of sadness based on a minor life event, such as for example, getting a bad mark on an assignment, put the event into perspective and consider whether you'll feel sad in 10 years and whether the event will matter then. Consider using that old phrase, "don't sweat the small stuff."

- Make an effort to find one thing to be happy about each day. There are lots of challenges on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or/and Instagram and other social media channels as well, that use hashtags such as "100happydays" or "findthelight" to encourage people to find little moments of happiness and gratitude in their everyday lives.

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To the reader:

Thank you so much for reading my article and hope you liked it.

M A Y A