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Why do I sometimes feel sad for no reason?

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Last Updated: 05/29/2018 at 7:53pm
Why do I sometimes feel sad for no reason?
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genuinity24
May 25th, 2016 3:48pm
Sometimes sadness is in our biology, or even more often our environment. Everyone has to do things they don't want to do and deal with things they don't want to deal with, but in moments of weaker coping skills, you can feel sad for "no reason". Perhaps the "trick" is less of why you are sad and more of how you can not be.
ShiningWolf
May 28th, 2016 5:15pm
Feeling sad doesn't necessarily have to do with your own mental emotions. Hormones and other characteristics affect you greatly, especially in your teenage years. It can make you act out in rage, make you depressed, or it can give you an affect similar to being bipolar. It's a natural thing to be sad every now and then, even if there is nothing to be sad about. Although other reasons could be, for instance, a family member/close friend dying. Although you think that you got past their death, it is always with you. But that doesn't necessarily make on depressed. I mean its better to celebrate their life instead of mourning their death.
eishamehtab
May 29th, 2016 7:55am
Feeling sad is only as natural as being alive. Sometimes, a part of you feels to be missing, maybe there is something at the back of your mind that you regret. Mostly, it comes from something that you'd rather be doing.
caringBraveheart21
May 29th, 2016 12:18pm
It depends, sometimes you're not satisfied with you life or it can be related to things you can't control. You have to list down all the things thats bugging you, because i did the same for me. I can't control some things with my life so i feel upset about it a lot. You need to keep listing it down until you realise which are the issues bringing you down so much. Good luck and feel better soon!
RibbonOfLight4
May 29th, 2016 9:35pm
It may seem there is no reason. It can be something you've been holding inside, or even something going on with your body. There is always a reason. I try to explore my sadness, thinking all the things that could make me sad to see if something makes a "click". I don't try to avoid it, I explore it. Sometimes I find a clue. I speak to someone about my current corncerns, and I watch if I ever feel suddenly broken. Then I know what it might be.
RedRose1337
May 31st, 2016 3:37pm
Feeling feelings is part of being human. Feeling sad is a bad thing, it's one feeling that we have that we need to accept to be able to handle it if necessary. Allow yourself to feel sad, allow yourself to feel happy as well.
KindWisdom8
June 1st, 2016 8:30am
It is no fun at all to feel sad for no reason. Feeling sad for no reason can be scary, confusing, frustrating, and cause feelings of anger and anxiety and distress and no one deserves to feel that way because we are beautiful, perfect beings who deserve the best. Unfortunately, sometimes life can throw curve-balls at us and bring us challenges that can make us feel sad.
starkishere
June 8th, 2016 3:15am
see it this way, like we cant feel the importance of a friend till the time we dont get apart, we cant feel the importance of day till the time we have not experienced the night, similarly to feel the good times better we need to go through bad times too. there always has to be a contrast in life. Its the sad times that make the happy time even more happy. And if we feel sad for no reason then it means we are doing well in life and god could not find a reason to make us sad so to let us taste the other side he makes us sad for no reason
Anonymous
June 9th, 2016 5:18am
At times, when we are depressed, sadness prevails for no reason. We feel weak, we feel weird. Sadness is something that's in our mind, which is usually because of depression. So, best way to cure it, is to cure your depression. :)
Anonymous
June 11th, 2016 9:40am
In my opinion, you are sad for no reason because you have closed your mind to think that is no reason to your sadness as you don't want to delve into the "why" realm. You might be afraid of knowing why.
Anonymous
June 25th, 2016 11:55am
Sometimes you feel sad for no reason and it's completely okay. There is no right answer to that. Sometimes we feel sadness that we don't know how to explain.
enigmaticMoment64
July 1st, 2016 12:21pm
You don't need a reason to be happy, just as you don't need a reason to be sad. It's okay to be sad sometimes, and very natural. Sadness can give you an opportunity to take care of yourself and reflect on your life. It can also be that there are things you do not actively notice, or just by recalling something you couldn't "feel through" at the time. Sometimes it can have physical reasons as well (like hormone imbalances). Whatever it is, it's perfectly okay to have. However, if it becomes a very frequent or constant it would be good to seek out some help to see what may be related.
montelizard
July 6th, 2016 3:39pm
It may be the reason is outside of your conscious awareness. It might be something you heard, a song, a smell, that reminded you of something and triggered a sad feeling. It could be a body memory, a sensation that put you in a sad space. It could be body/brain chemistry.
Anonymous
July 21st, 2016 8:12pm
It is quite normal to have fluctuations in mood from time to time. When this becomes a concern is when there is a long time where you have experienced a depressed or sad mood, this might be eye-opening to discuss it or seek further help.
Anonymous
November 16th, 2017 4:12am
If feeling sad don't focus on the negative it'll help like it helped me not im better and my life has gotten from wanting to die to glad i din't make that move. Think of what your life in-packs others look outside your own mind.