Here is What to Do When You Experience Sad Days

So how is your year going so far? I will wager a bet that it is likely much better than 2020. 

I wanted to bring up a very common question I receive from my readers. There are many versions but it goes something like “Some days I feel a bit sad or depressed and it’s just hard to get motivated. What can I do?”

I will answer this question but before I do so, I want to make it clear that I am not a licensed therapist and this information is not meant to take the place of professional therapy. 

So having said that, here is my response. It’s perfectly normal as human beings that we have sad days, even if we do not necessarily know why we are experiencing sadness. Every day does not have to be a glorious productive day. We all have up days and down days and as long as the down days are not truly interfering with your life, it’s OK to have them. I would be more worried if you did NOT have some down days! If you feel you are not getting anything done once in a while, it’s fine. If you need to stay in bed a little longer or take a nap in the middle of the day, that’s OK too. 

And please keep something in mind. As living breathing human beings, we ALL have issues. But you may wonder about the people who you see on social media whose lives seem perfect every day. Just trust me when I tell you that they are not showing you everything. They are only showing you what they want you to see. Anyway, you only need to worry about you. What someone is trying to show you on Instagram does not affect your life!