Why Do You Feel Sad for No Reason?
Are you one of those people who feels like crying for no reason at all? Or someone who feels like nothing is going right and the world is against you? Or does everything just seem pointless and you feel like ending it all? If so, don’t panic. You are not alone.
Why do I feel sad for no reason?
What if your mood swings from happiness to sadness so quickly that it is almost impossible to cope with? This could be due to low levels of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that lifts your mood, among other things. Additionally, low levels of serotonin may cause insomnia, headaches, cravings for carbs and sugar, and feelings of anxiety. So, if any of these symptoms sound familiar, you may want to talk to your doctor about getting tested for low serotonin levels.
5 reasons why you might feel sad for no reason
1. You aren’t taking care of your health
2. You aren’t sleeping enough
Sleeping too little is just as bad as sleeping too much and may cause a dip in serotonin levels, which may lead to feelings of sadness.
3. You aren’t getting enough sunlight
Getting enough sunlight is essential to so many bodily processes, including serotonin production. As such, if you don’t spend any time outside, you may be increasing your risk of sadness.
4. You have too much on your plate
Regardless of how much you love your job, it is possible to have too much on your plate. If you are juggling a career, a relationship, volunteering at a shelter, taking care of your kids, and going to yoga, something is bound to suffer. You can’t do everything and be excellent at everything. Cut something out, or put it on the backburner, and see if you feel better.
5. You’re in a rut
All of the above can put you in a rut, but so can boredom and monotony. If your life is boring and you are doing the same things day in and day out, you might want to shake things up a bit.
A few ways to deal with constant feelings of sadness
You may not be able to control feeling sad sometimes, but you can control how you deal with it. Make sure that you are taking care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to get outside help if you are struggling. With the right approach, you can get through this and come out on the other side feeling much happier. You just have to know what you’re up against and how to deal with it.
Now that you know why you might be feeling sad for no reason, and how to deal with it, you can get back to taking care of yourself and enjoying life again. What you do with your life is up to you, but you have to start by taking care of yourself.
This article is written by a therapist from Sensera – a self-help app that provides daily CBT audio sessions and exercises. The app helps people deal with a variety of mental issues (anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems). Download Sensera now to become happier!