I'm a big fan of the concept of meditation and slow breathing.
It's something I'm trying to do more of and always feel better when I do.
But sometimes it just doesn't cut it for me when I'm in a funk, even when I try (or try NOT to try).
One of my favorite other go-to's is to listen to a sad/mad/hurt/angry/heartbroken type song over and over again until the feeling passes.
The kind of song that doesn't sugar-coat the reality of things, but actually names it for what it is.
The sad names the sad.
The angry names the angry.
The heartbreak names the heartbreak.
I play it as loud as I possibly can (probably not good for my ears) and listen to it about 10 times in a row while crying and walking on the treadmill.
Works (almost) every time.
Inhale - exhale, then turn on your favorite song and cry it all out.
(The concepts in this blog post do not replace the need for proper mental health care. If you are experiencing mental illness, please seek help through a licensed mental health professional.)