Sadness occurs when we experience loss: Loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a dream. Giving ourselves permission to feel sadness is an essential part of emotional growth and will promote proper healing. As we slow our lives down to process our loss, we gain the wisdom needed to progress in a new direction.
Sadness will withdraw when you have allowed yourself enough time to heal, and feel in control of your life again. If we fail to give ourselves time to properly grieve our loss, our sadness can turn into depression.
Sadness is a mood that can be lifted when we acknowledge our loss give ourselves time to heal, embrace change and focus our attention on moving forward. Depression, on the other hand, is a clinical disorder that creates an overwhelming feeling of despair and requires professional intervention to regain balance in life again.