7 Uplifting Quotes for Everyday Sadness

7 Uplifting Quotes for Everyday Sadness
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by the psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 15 November, 2021

We could all use an uplifting quote now and again to help with everyday sadness. They remind us that although we have bad days, we have to lift ourselves up off the floor and take flight again.

At the end of the day, when you hit rock bottom you have nowhere to go but up. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you can turn your sadness into the seeds of valuable lessons

You know that it isn’t easy. And there is always someone around trying to motivate you with the same old, tired inspirational quotes. These are the same ones that you share on social media to try to help yourself and your friends.

A quote on its own isn’t going to cure you or show you the way out of a frustrating or unpleasant situation.

Nevertheless, quotes do one thing really well: they help you reflect. In the complex art of understanding and untangling your emotions and problems, books and quotes can be a useful tool.

The gems of wisdom contained in phrases from relevant authors can help wake you up. They are like bridges that lead you to other paths. When you walk on those paths, you can fix problems.

Therefore, we can say with confidence that these quotes for cheering you up from everyday sadness are useful. They are practical and worth having on hand. Or, we should say, close on your heart. 

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Imagine your mind is like a garden. It is a long stretch of land that is filled (at the moment) by weeds and invasive species. These plants take away the beauty of your property. The weeds are the negative thoughts that are spreading exuberantly through your mind.

If you want a healthy garden full of flowers and plants, you have to be able to pull the weeds. First, get rid of negative thoughts, obsessions, ruminations, etc. Then, nourish the soil, water it, give it fertilizer and seeds to make beautiful flowers grow there again.

These quotes could be the seeds that you plant. Wisdom and perspectives you can sow in your mind. They will help you reflect, make changes, and see doors where before you only saw walls… Take them as the gifts of wisdom that they are, and put them to good use.

1. Move, make change

“Your emotions shouldn’t paralyze you. They shouldn’t defend themselves. They shouldn’t stop you from being everything you want to be.”

-Wayne Dyer-

We’ve talked about the psychological and spiritual legacy of Wayne Dyer before. Thanks to him, millions of people have been able to implement valuable strategies of personal growth.

They work on understanding their limiting behavior and areas that they manage badly and keep them from progressing.

When you feel sad or unmotivated, don’t get stuck. You don’t have to “fight” against your fear or problems. Instead, you should try to understand them, pick them apart, make them small. Afterwards, you can learn from them and move forward.

2. Seize the day! Don’t let anything or anyone mess it up

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a writer, philosopher, and poet in the United States in the nineteenth century. His work and vision of what it is to be human contributed to the development of what we now call “New Thought.”

His legacy is full of these kinds of quotes. They are perfect for that blue, everyday sadness.

One of his ideas is simple, useful, and categorical: why should you waste what each day offers you? The here and now will never return.

So remember, no one has the right to ruin your chance to be happyTake the power away from the dark clouds gathering around your head. Live each day to the fullest!

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3. Don’t let negativity affect you

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”

-Fyodor Dostoevsky-

Reading the great classics by Chejov or Dostoevsky is a truly enriching experience. It’s easy to identify with these stories and characters. This quote is a perfect example of that.

You can’t deny that human beings tend to talk only about problems, about negative things. In fact, hardly a day passes that you don’t hear criticism, or someone telling you how much they dislike this or that. 

It would be great to be able to filter this type of comments. If you could, your health would improve in all aspects.

Try changing the channel, turning the tables. What if you make happiness hip? What if you become obsessed with talking about positive things?

4. Open your eyes, trust

“Where one door closes, another opens.” 

-Miguel de Cervantes

Everyday sadness has no chance if you spend some time with this thought, however familiar it is. It offers encouragement and hope.

The idea is clear: when you hit rock bottom and you can’t see a way out, it’s not the end. In fact, forget the door. You can open up a whole universe. You just have to know how to see it.

5. If you fall 10 times, get up 11

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

-Thomas Edison-

People fail. People fall. The worst part is, it doesn’t usually happen just once. You might trip over the same rock twenty times. Is that a reason to give up?

Absolutely not. In this life, only hard-headed people survive. Instead of seeing a mistake as the end, or a fall as an irreparable loss, see them as opportunities to learn so you do better the next time. 

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6. We are here to grow

“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers ‘grow, grow’.”

-The Talmud-

This quote is from the Talmud, and it is as beautiful as it is useful for your day-to-day life. Everything that exists in this world has only one purpose: to grow. 

However, sometimes you lose sight of this principle. You limit yourself to staying still, stagnant with fear. Everyday sadness grips you and you become rusty, it paralyzes your wings.

Avoid that at all costs! Be free, tend towards movement, life, and changes that get you closer to happiness…

7. Instead of worrying, do something!

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”

-Erma Bombeck-

How clever and useful. Most of us do this. You let yourself get carried away by certain thoughts, you become obsessed with them. So fear, disappointment, and failure act like crashing waves. They pound into you and knock you down.

Worrying won’t get you anywhere. What will get you somewhere is taking action to deal with whatever it is that is making you upset.  When you take action, your everyday sadness and worries will melt away. 

In conclusion, we encourage you to make these little treasures your own. You can use these quotes like mental vitamins, like aspirin for discouragement. Keep them close by.

flowers growing

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.