2. Sadness Provides Life Reflection
A 2014 Elite Daily article eloquently put it like this: there’s something about feeling melancholy that actually feels good. If you’re sitting inside on a rainy day and feeling alone, putting on “blue” music or shuffling through old photos can engage our nostalgia and bring back happy times and places.
Reflection on the past will help fill up the void you’re feeling—and going back to listen to sad music as a distraction, the article notes sorrowful tunes are actually scientifically proven to be pleasurable because it’s like having someone around that understands your mood.