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Is it normal for you to lose interests in everything that you used to love?

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November 1st, 2015 2:11am
Unfortunately, it can happen but while it can be a sign of depression it can also be a sign that you have changed your interest or are too stressed out to do your hobbies. In these case it's important to be in touch with our inner self and find the reason why you have stopped these activities. You might want to take a moment to ask yourself or find a trusted friend or listener to talk about this. If you can not find a reason why you have sudenly stopped most of your activity or if you think it's because of depression you might want to go see a counsellor or even a psychologist who can help you professionally. However, sometimes, simply scheduling time out of your day to do the activities can help you and if you are suffering depression it can help you start doing things again. At first it might feel like you are being forced to do something but in the long run it might help you connect (or reconnect) with people or even things that makes you happy. One step at a time.
July 18th, 2016 4:08pm
It is a common characteristic of depression. There are depression chat rooms here on 7 Cups or other sites. If you wish, there is also the Depression Path after taking the Wellness test. :)
June 7th, 2015 2:21am
Losing interest in everything that you used to love is a sign that something is wrong. It is most likely because you are feeling negative emotions, such as stress, depression, or perhaps even anxiety.
June 22nd, 2015 4:37am
As you grow older, you find new things to love. Its completely normal. Don't feel different. Explore these new interests.
March 8th, 2018 10:21pm
I think that you will know if it is a change in tastes or if it is just a lose of enthusiasm. I have a lifelong interest in playing/writing music to the point of having spent many thousands of dollars and countless hours of effort and practice into the effort, but now that recording studio I have built sits idle for months on end. What is telling to me is that I have no inclination to sell it all to get involved with something else, but at the same time do nothing with it. This is what I consider to be out of the ordinary and something that needs attention.
December 29th, 2015 7:02pm
It would depend on the circumstances . It is probably unlikely that you would normally loose interest in the things you love unless there is an underlying cause . Depression , stress , trauma , loss or grief are some of the more common causes of this .
September 8th, 2015 8:36pm
Completely. As we grow and change as people, we start liking things we didn't like before and losing interest in things we did. Don't be scared, this change is normal, and it doesn't necessarily mean you will not eventually grow to love these things again.
April 29th, 2015 9:40pm
Oh yes, it happens when you grow up, when you're depressed. Sometimes you can try to love them again, but it is hard.
June 22nd, 2015 2:25pm
Everyone is different, so I'd say yes. An important thing to remember is the non-permanence of life. People change, cities grow, and things move forward. If you've lost interest, maybe it's time to look for new things and get on a new path! There are wonderful things out there to explore, and it's always a good idea to take a look into the unknown to find out what's best for you.
November 28th, 2017 5:47pm
Yes it's very normal sometimes it works as a coping mechanism to reset your mind when you're depressed but I promise you will get back your interests you will love them again
November 16th, 2015 5:59pm
No, usually it is not. While it might be normal to once in a while lose interest in something you used to love, like a hobby or activity, losing interest in everything you used to love might be a symptome for something serious, like depression.
June 3rd, 2015 4:24am
Yes. Sometimes when you spend too much time around the things you love without a break, you can grow too used to them, and sooner or later even dislike them. Usually when you spend enough time away, though, you'll begin to miss it again. It's healthy to spend at least some time away from some things you love.
May 31st, 2016 1:02am
No, this usually indicates that this person who lost interest in things they use to love might be experiencing depression.
April 8th, 2015 5:57pm
It is normal for young people to move on or grow out of some activities because they develop new interests. However if you feel that you don't find enjoyment in anything, this could be a sign of depression.
September 15th, 2015 7:35pm
absolutely! as you get older your favorite interests start to change and you become more interested in newer things, it happens to just about everyone
February 1st, 2016 11:11pm
If you are going through a state of depression then you could definitely lose interest in everything all of the sudden. Another thing that could cause your interests to *slowly* change is just the natural course of life and growing as a person.
April 10th, 2015 7:05pm
It is normal. Everyone has problems in life. Not a single person lives without problems. Loosing interest is where things happens ...traumatic experience or anything related something i don't know ..but maybe yeah talking with someone like us 7 cups of tea ..can help ya ..come in back in track but then maybe question yourself or even write your feelings down your dreams ....and maybe you will one day get back ..but then ..yeah its hard...
May 20th, 2015 6:09pm
Losing interest is a side effect of depression. That might be an indicator that you might have it. Maybe you can look into it.
September 17th, 2015 4:58pm
Unfortunately, yes that is one of the symptoms of depression. If one used to love drawing, during depression their sketch pad will be left untouched. Once you have prescribed medication and/or therapy, you might pick up your interests again, or find new interests.
December 22nd, 2015 8:50am
It is not 'normal' to lose interest in everything you used to enjoy, however it is not uncommon with depression or certain other mental health conditions. It is possible for your interests and hobbies to change especially if your circumstances do, for example starting university and deciding that football simply doesn't have the same appeal as when you used to play with your home team, and that now hockey is much better. Losing interest in everything that you used to love is worrying though and suggests that you may be losing your ability to experience pleasure, the term for which is anhedonia. It may well be worth speaking to a medical professional and accessing good mental health care, as well as reaching out to your wider support network.
May 22nd, 2017 5:06am
This is often a very common symptom of depression, so just to be safe, if this behavior pattern has been continuing for more than 2 weeks and is accompanied by lethargy, overwhelming negative thoughts or problems sleeping and eating, consider seeking professional help.
November 30th, 2015 9:33pm
This isn't something I would describe as 'normal' but unfortunately is common in today's society especially among young people, I would encourage you to talk to someone you trust or a doctor/councillor.
June 10th, 2015 10:34pm
When you feel depressed it can affect how you feel about everything, even the things that you used to love. Sometimes especially them. Sometimes it's about being willing to keep working at the things even though you aren't sure if you can love them anymore and letting yourself just enjoy each moment.
September 22nd, 2015 11:26am
It is not normal, but it does happen....when you're affected mentally and Emotionally.. Best way is to keep a positive outlook and just start dry new and different things to try and cultivate some new healthy habits
March 29th, 2016 2:46pm
yes, people change. Maybe one day you love chocolate and the next day you love cheese. it is totally normal
December 8th, 2015 2:32am
Yes and no. everything i love is a broad question. but reasons i live - naaaah. i find things to live for. i lack the start. i can't find the stable foundation to start off.
December 15th, 2015 2:03am
Well sometimes you can do it so much and then it gets boring so yes it can be normal but there cold be another reason like depression or a bump in your life that has made you loose interest
August 21st, 2018 7:08am
Yes, there are sometimes we feel really detached to things or people we used to love and adore. It is totally normal to feel that way. It might take time to revert back so, it is good to keep your options open. You might see new opportunities and even find new friends. A pet animal could be really helpful at this phase of your life. Unconditional love and care you get from them will help you feel better, lighten your mood, and brighten your day all together. Connecting with nature or doing exercises, a bicycle ride or skateboarding will also help. You will be able to discover more about your inners self at this phase of your life. Hope I helped!
June 17th, 2015 4:46pm
No that is not usual ho ever members take a huge part in my heart so they now I'm willing to help them I never make my members wait for me I check on them everyday .
January 11th, 2016 6:15am
Certainly is. Because you're not alone on this! I used to love cheerleading (I still do) but sometimes it can get extremely tiring, & I get so sick of it being so difficult! That I can't do anything right.. It fustrates me to no ends. But it's basically like a younger sibling. They'll annoy the heck out of you, (literally) pull out your hair.. But you'll still love them.