Last updated on February 9, 2023
Sometimes, a person’s heart becomes heavy. Neither a good book can change their mood, nor a scientific conversation, nor sleeping, nor drinking tea or coffee, nor even walking with an old friend. Nothing works. The pain persists. So they start walking, from one city to another. The weather is still the same, they light a cigarette, thinking maybe this will help, but it doesn’t. They are still sad. Nothing can change their state of mind. They are tired, their heart remains heavy and it will stay that way. Nothing can change their mood anymore.
As humans, we all have moments where we feel down and nothing seems to lift our spirits. It can be difficult to pinpoint what’s causing the heavy heart, but sometimes it just seems to come out of nowhere. The feeling of being stuck and helpless can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that there’s nothing that can change our current state.
But what if I told you that there’s always a way out of this feeling? That there’s always something that can change our mood and give us a new perspective on life. It may not come in the form of a book, a conversation, or a friend, but it can come in many other shapes and sizes. For example, try practicing gratitude by listing three things you’re thankful for each day. Or, engage in a physical activity like exercise, which has been proven to boost endorphins and improve mood.
Another way to change our state of mind is by traveling, meeting new people, trying new experiences, and stepping out of our comfort zone. Sometimes, a change of scenery is all we need to shake off the heavy heart. But if that’s not possible, try to find new and creative ways to bring joy into your life. Whether it’s through art, music, cooking, or any other hobby that brings you happiness, find what works for you and stick with it.
Remember, it’s important to give yourself time and space to process your feelings, but it’s equally important to not get stuck in them. There’s always a way out, and there’s always something that can change our mood and give us a fresh start. So take a deep breath, be kind to yourself, and try to see the light at the end of the tunnel.