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Why do I sometimes feel fine and other times I can't seem to get through the day?

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Last Updated: 06/22/2021 at 2:22am
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May 8th, 2015 11:49pm
It really depends on your mood, your diet, your sleep schedule... there are so many factors to take into consideration. Really, the best you can do is take a shower, have a cup of tea, listen to some music, anything that makes you feel better. You just have to tell yourself that whatever happens, sooner or later, the bad days will be over and the good days will come back.
May 21st, 2015 12:58am
Sometimes we go through times in our lives where we can't seem to stop thinking about everything that's going wrong in our lives instead of looking at the bright side of things. Sometimes you need to just let yourself be sad though. Everyone has bad days. Everyone has days that they can't wait to just get done with. Feeling fine some days and not so great other days is a normal part of being a human being.
January 26th, 2016 10:05am
"Idle mind is the Devil's workshop". So when we are idle and alone we tend to think about how lonely we are and that changes the mood.
July 25th, 2017 7:14am
We feel bad because the life includes also bad things. But I believe everything has a purpose or we can always give it a purpose and realize that without bad things we would not appreciate the good ones. Bad days make us stronger and remind us to be grateful and therefore happy during the good days. That is the beauty of the life.
November 20th, 2017 9:05am
Because you are human. We all have highs and lows, but those of us with some form of mental illness tend to feel these highs and lows a little more intensely than those without mental illness. We also have a tendency to want to fix something that's wrong and when we can't fix what's wrong, we have a lot of trouble with that. Learning to just sit with the discomfort is a very important skill to have.
February 27th, 2015 5:57am
This could be for any number of reasons, from a clinically diagnosable condition to nothing more than how your personality and mind works. It could be a product of external stressors (school, work, etc), combined with any number of other concerns (issues of self-confidence, self-worth, identity, etc). Consider speaking with a licensed healthcare professional about managing your symptoms.
September 22nd, 2015 8:21am
Because there's something bothering you, and your not facing that issue. So give yourself some time to figure out why and maybe find the cause to how you can help yourself get through the day :)
May 17th, 2015 2:47pm
Breaks help us take a step back, and out of the danger zone. It's natural to feel tired, or frustrated, or feel close to giving up. Leaning on others can take off some of your problems.
March 26th, 2018 10:58am
It could be caused by a number of reasons, each so different that there is no telling unless you get professional help. But one thing I do know is - many of us feel the same very often, me included. It's a very difficult and sometimes scary state to be in, but you speaking up about it is already a huge step, I'm proud of you for taking it ❤
May 14th, 2015 3:09pm
Our emotions tend to fluctuate from day to day for a number of reasons. It can be from hormones or chemical imbalances, or it can simply be that some days produce more challenges than others. It's important on the days where you feel like you cannot make it through the day that you remember that you do have days where you feel fine. As Annie says: "the sun will come out tomorrow."
May 4th, 2015 2:08am
Sometimes, you wake up and you feel like not yourself sometimes. You just have to keep pushing through. In the end, you will succeed and hope for the best in the end. You can go through the day, you just have to keep happy and positive.
December 4th, 2017 8:36pm
Some days are harder than others for everyone. The only thing you can really do is just to force yourself to go through the motions. You are strong and you can do it. You don't have to mean it, you just need to get through the day and I promise you can.
April 24th, 2018 8:38pm
We feel fine if the body gets what it needs, i.e. required amount of nutrients which also impact our "feel good" hormones/neurochemicals and we are not stressed out. Disorders/illnesses can also lead to feel good one time and not the other, which in some cases is also related to imbalances of neurochemicals etc.
June 23rd, 2015 12:40pm
It's a normal thing to feel, don't let it get the best of you. If you allow it to control you it'll be too late. Try going out more not necessarly with friends, you can try running if you're alone or discovering new cousines, even signing up for something new, that's always a good idea!
August 11th, 2015 1:08pm
Normal mood swings can do this! It's part of everyday life and just depends on how much sleep you have had, experiences recently and even can be an affect of the moods of those around you!
August 2nd, 2016 1:02am
Every day is different, what's important is that you find ways to adjust to feelings of hopelessness.
November 24th, 2015 10:18pm
It could be a sign that you need to take care of yourself. If you are struggling to get through a day, I would reflect a bit on what it is that's making you feel this way and think about things that have helped with those feelings before. If you can't answer those questions, maybe it is worth seeking some support professional or otherwise, especially if it is happening often.
April 12th, 2016 5:59am
This might be depression. Feeling like you're okay half of the day and then suddenly getting gloomy.
November 3rd, 2015 4:21pm
Overthinking, stress, pressure from school, work or family can be influential to your thoughts and effect your day to day life. A great way to keep the positivity up can be to listen to your favorite music, speaking to friends, and jus remembering tomorrow is another chance for a better day. :)
March 22nd, 2016 7:03pm
That can be down a lot of things. Depression, lack of sleep, stress, anything. When you have good days, great! Appreciate the good days and get as much stuff done as possible. However if you have a bad day, when you wake up say to yourself "today is going to be a good day, stay strong" just try and stay positive, and remember if you get through the day, tomorrow could be another good day!
May 4th, 2021 5:37pm
The healing process isn't something that is straightforward and linear. That can explain why sometimes we may feel okay and other times we may not feel okay at all. It's completely okay to have some rough days. However, just know that those days aren't going to be permanent and that just goes to show that everything does eventually pass one way or another. There are going to be good times and some bad times. That is just the way of life and if everything was great all the time then it would start to be repetitive. That is why we need those rough patches in order to go through happy times as well.
June 22nd, 2021 2:22am
I know exactly how that feels. I've been through a lot of days like those and you know what I always get through those days and they make me stronger. I believe you'll get through those days too. I just always try to remember what got me through those days and apply those strategies. I just take a minute and zone out of what's going on that's keeping me from feeling happy that day. I know I'll get through this one too. Keep your head up. It will get better soon. Stay positive until. Bad times don't last.
May 30th, 2015 4:33am
We all experience ranges of emotions throughout the day. If you feel your range of emotions are extreme or flipping suddenly from day to day perhaps its time to speak someone about what is going on in your life.
July 28th, 2015 7:03pm
We all have up days and down days. It's a part of life. If it seems to last more than normal, you may need to seek some help.
August 17th, 2015 6:52am
This might be multiple things, maybe sometimes you're just down or maybe you've got a mental disability you aren't aware of. Either way it is perfectly okay, sometimes our bodies and mind just aren't in the mood. Just realize in these moment that things will be okay and this feeling won't last forever.