Thursday, 17 July 2014

Blue Thursday

I've woken up sad this morning with good reason. It's made worse too because it's partly a consequence of my own actions. Sometimes life works out that way,  Even those of us with a natural 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' disposition can shed a tear sometimes.

In spite of what some of the popular writing on positive psychology  says,  sadness can be the most appropriate response to a situation.  In fact when the proverbial brown stuff hits the fan  it's maladaptive to shove things to the back of the mind and continue on laughing manically.  I've reminded others of this in therapy this week. There's a whole gamut of emotions that are part and parcel of human experience.  Happiness is not the right state of mind all the time.  For the moment, I'm just going to have to personally accept that.

2 comments:

  1. I hope you lose the sadness verry soon.

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  2. It's already going thanks. Onwards and upwards., Live and learn and all that! x

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