Frances Farmer

Climb Up the Emotional Ladder

In Stress Relief on January 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

If you ever find yourself at the bottom of the emotional ladder surrounded by feelings of deep sadness, try to climb up the ladder by thinking of the true source of your unhappiness instead of sulking and listening to depressing music. Music is a good tool to up your mood as well, but the catch is to listen to music opposite of your mood. For instance, if you are sad, a step up would be to listen to “angry” music to climb out of sadness and into a mood higher up on the emotional ladder.

Angry Music:

Paramore – Playing God 

Cee-Lo Green- F*** You

All American Rejects- Gives You Hell

Jay Z- On To The Next One

If music doesn’t help, then seriously think about the reason you are sad. Ask yourself:

1) Why am I sad?

2) Is this worth my sadness?

3) Can I do anything about it?

If  you cannot change the situation, you have to change the way you feel about it.

After you go from sad to mad, then you can reach feelings of less intensity such as worry, frustration, and pessimism. Music can help again here.

Happy Music:

Vampire Weekend- A-Punk

Vacationer – Good As New

Outkast- Hey Ya

Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be

If music doesn’t help, perhaps expressing your feelings of insecurity and doubt by writing or talking it out may help.

Just remember that you are in control of your own happiness, no one else. You can be happy whenever you choose to be because in the grand scheme of things, the things that seem so insurmountable don’t really matter.

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