What do I mean by ‘Sadness’? You hear it so often in those ‘commercials’ for Rx medications.
This is not the kind of ‘sadness’ in this article. They are usually talking about full-blown depression, although sadness can occur with depression. With depression, many people feel completely hopeless and sometimes desperate.
I'm not talking about the 'blues' either. To me the ‘blues’ is when you feel extremely out of sorts for a quite a while, you feel like you need to cry, but the tears just won't come.
Sadness is the mildest form of the above two mentioned emotional situations. As an example of the type of ‘sadness’ this is about, read on;
You had a couple of upsetting things happen throughout the day and you feel a little down or bummed out. In some cases, you may actually be 'grumpy' or slightly mad or angry.
More details: you have been planning a special trip and you were going to use the money you had set aside for this when an unexpected bill arrives. Bummer, trip is cancelled and well, you know the rest. You are not feeling the blues and you are not depressed, you are just ‘sad’ or maybe a little mad.
This is a case where your favorite essential oils or some that are energizing and uplifting might really help. There are plenty to choose. Don’t forget there are synergy blends too!
Of course, one of my other rules is that you must put a smile on your face, even if you don't feel like smiling. This type of sadness is usually brought on by a ‘poor me’ attitude. So get out of the dumps, put on a smile.
What else might help? Read a couple of jokes that make you laugh. Most everyone has a favorite joke or two that always brings a smile to your face every time you hear it.
There are many blends and single oils. One of these will surely bring a smile and will make you feel happy. Any of the Citrus oils Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Mandarin etc are all uplifting. So are the mints - Peppermint and Spearmint. Juniper berry is also uplifting. Any essential oil or blend that you like or enjoy should be your starting place.
Several floral essential oils and absolutes could also help: Rose, Jasmine and my favorite Neroli. Another essential oil to make you feel happy and sometimes down-right giddy is Ylang Ylang We have seen this particular oil make a room full of people become very happy and almost silly. It will certainly liven up a party!
So next time you are feeling a little sad, diffuse a few of your favorite oils or try any one of our blends that are uplifting, revitalizing, citrus blend, mint energizing or anything else.
Before long, you won't feel sad any more. Now, where is that Smile???!!!!!
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