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why do I feel so down when everything is going well for me?

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Last Updated: 10/19/2020 at 11:48pm
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May 4th, 2015 8:24pm
Feeling down doesn't have to do with that's happening in your life. Sometimes it's ok to feel down for no particular reason.
November 16th, 2015 11:39pm
Think back of what you have accomplished during the last weeks. What made you happy and what are you proud of? Also list what you'd like to improve or what you are having doubts about. What would you like to change about your current situation? It is also important to watch your mental as well as your physical health. Get enough sleep, eat proper meals, excercise from time to time, go outside, meet your friends. Do something good for yourself, whatever you like, take a bath, buy a new book, reward yourself with something. If you constantly feel down it would be better to go see a doctor or even a therapist. Sometimes there are physical reasons, e.g. the lack of some vitamine or a hormone dysfunction. Sometimes humans just feel sad, even though everything's going well. You don't need a reason to be in a bad mood or feel down. Make sure you don't put too much pressure on yourself.
May 9th, 2016 7:29am
There are days when one tends to feel low without any reason and it is absolutely normal to feel so. There could be several reasons like the changing weather outside, vitamin deficiency, hormonal changes etc. One may consider opting for a healthy diet or taking a vacation for a change. If the feeling continues beyond 2 weeks it is advisable to reach out to a therapist.
May 9th, 2016 1:45pm
Sometimes you're sad for no reason at all, that's how depression works. The chemicals in your brain start malfunctioning and all of a sudden, you're depressed. It's not your fault or anything you should blame yourself for, it's just apart of life for some people. If you can sort through it all, and stay strong somehow, than that would be an amazing accomplishment but something no one expects of you.
June 16th, 2015 6:16pm
Sometime you can just get caught up in life an not realize something deep down might be bothering you.
January 30th, 2017 2:35pm
When everything is going well, I feel down because I'm scared that happiness doesn't last forever.. but you have to think about it. Sadness doesn't have to last forever in your mind either. I think we all are on our own pursuit of happiness; it'll take time and willpower, but we'll make it
March 3rd, 2015 4:01am
There might still be something that you're missing out that makes you unhappy. Or it could be a symptom of depression.
September 29th, 2015 6:11am
Feeling low is because our heart might be heavy may be we are not forgiving someone we need some inner healing at this stage.
November 2nd, 2015 9:13pm
propably hormones, the lack of sleep
December 22nd, 2015 11:04am
To motivate yourself you can chart out short term targets and follow them. Give your best and things will look better.
February 8th, 2016 4:17am
Sometimes even when life is okay or even great, people with depression feel down, perhaps look into this?
March 1st, 2016 9:30pm
In my eyes, if you are happy for a long period, the brain looks at other parts of your life that makes you upset. These feelings are very hard to deal with, especially when things are well and you aren't happy with the things that should make you happy. The important part is to remind yourself that you are happy and you will keep being happy.
March 14th, 2016 1:40pm
There may be a issue you just don't feel but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You could try to analyze your feelings or ask a professional to do that for you
July 14th, 2020 9:27pm
You may be focussed on the things you are yet to improve but want to change. It is important to recognise where you can improve your life to ultimately become happier, but we must counterbalance this with the things that are in fact working for us (i.e. we are employed, in school, have friends, have a nice home). Part of being prospective and looking over the horizon to what could be next in our life involves being retrospective. We must turn around and observe the path we have navigated to get here. Change can be very slow and because of this slow pace it isn't until much time has passed and we may feel not much has changed that we can then turn around and really appreciate how far we have come. To be prospective you must simultaneously be retrospective. You can still travel of mile with baby steps.
October 19th, 2020 11:48pm
sometimes i start stressing about the future a lot. I think i have it all figured out in the moment but i dont know what the future holds and that scares me a lot. I think i feel so down because i am faking how happy i am in the moment. It feels as if inside my head everything is falling apart and on the outside no one is able to tell this. I get one moment of happiness that gets taken from me when snap back into reality most of the time. This usually hits me at night.