To sad something out, should be a phrasal verb—a way to overcome sadness by tuning into it to get it over with. I, like many, experience extreme sudden sadness, and now instead of running from it, I sort of bathe in it, marinate in it, and let it go. It has proven a faster and more effective way to move on. But we are all different. What may work for me may not work for everyone.
My nieces often say I like sad music, but contrary to what they might believe, it balances my feelings and doesn’t make me sadder. Instead of escaping despair, I have found that music helps me connect it. This brings me relief and a sense of freedom as I don’t escape how I feel. A couple of months ago, I read an article by Susan cane that took me to The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days by Susan Cain. To my surprise, I am not alone in seeking relief through music. Besides helping me recover from those inevitable moments of sorrow, the songs or tunes, such as poetry, inspire me to be more receptive and gentle with myself.
Try it; it may help. What do you do to overcome the sudden blues?