If you are wondering, “Because they are sad for no reason?” these are 5 possible reasons:
1. You let your mind wander
When a person has no purpose in life (he has no big dreams and does not work towards his goals), it often leads to deadlocks where the person feels sad for no reason.
Without a goal, you feel alone, confused and lost about what to do with your life.
When a person approaches life in this way, it is natural to feel sad and empty.
If the mind is left without instructions, it can bring back memories of a past that no longer exists but is missing.
“When we played with many children all day without ever feeling alone… Or happy moments with the ex partner… Or the weekends spent happily with the family.”
These memories are not necessarily so conscious as to make you daydream, in fact in most cases they are subconscious.
In other words, the person does not notice anything.
However, her mind is reliving these experiences realizing that they are a reality no longer possible to relive in a totally different present.
The result is a lightning-fast sadness and for no apparent reason that in extreme cases leads the person to cry.
Of course, one mind “vagabonda” she is also a teacher at bringing back memories of negative past experiences, which contribute to feeling sad for “no reason”.
And this brings us to the next reason.
2. You don't live in the present
Are you thinking about the past or are you worried about the future, but if you don't live in the present, you are experiencing a sad illusion.
No amount of regret can change the past and no worry can change the future. Roy Bennett
If you are the type of person who lives in the past, you often feel sad when you create an unconscious bond with something else that has made you sad in the past.
The spark that triggers the emotion could be anything of a sensory type; “The smell of flowers at your grandmother's funeral. The angle of the light through a window in the same way it was when you were arguing with a partner and the relationship ended. The same song that played when you got fired.”
You can trigger the emotion even when you do not remember having tried it before, because those memories can still lurk even when they cannot be consciously remembered.
There are a lot of things hidden in a person's subconscious and some of them are undoubtedly sad. The good news is that there are also memories that can make her happy.
Many do not know that while the subconscious thoughts are not controllable (they can appear at any time), it does not mean that thoughts cannot be changed.
However, if you keep leaving these thoughts tarnishing your mind, eventually these episodes of sadness will become your new reality where you will see the world in a different light, darker, darker.
Not only does the past influence the emotions of the present moment, but thinking about the future regularly - whether it's negative or positive - can cause sadness.
Future With Negative Thoughts; “I have to go to the shop, call the doctor, ending three relationships at work and paying a lot of bills that I can't afford. What a horrible life!”
Future With Positive Thoughts; “I can't wait to go to the beach next week - hot sand, fun, time without work. Too bad that until then, I am full of work and it always rains.”
In both cases the result is always the same; Feeling sad.
People do not realize that these thoughts even if superficially seem harmless, they actually cause strong emotional states such as sadness and depression.
The emotion of sadness does not always occur while thinking about a past event or a future, sometimes there is a temporal disconnect between thinking and feeling sad.
In other words, if you are sad for no reason it happens because you have unconsciously thought about a past or future event.
Basically, when a person has the habit of living in his mind with thoughts of the past or the future instead of living in the present, causes great pain to itself.
Whenever you notice that your mind is referring to thoughts from the past or the future, gently bring your attention back to the present moment so as to avoid unwanted emotions.
3. You have a poor diet and Don't Exercise
When not eating properly such as a diet high in processed foods or junk foods and few foods “alive” such as fruits and vegetables, it is inevitable to feel sad.
Foods rich in fat and sugar create insulin imbalances in the blood, which give a brief feeling of well-being, but they have devastating long-term effects.
However, the quality as the quantity of essential nutrients is as important in maintaining a healthy body and mind, which indirectly affect our state of mind.
A boy of 28 years he wrote to me:
“Ever since I started the weight loss diet, I started feeling sad, depressed and unmotivated. I do not exclude any category of food from the diet, I just eat smaller portions and I started doing an hour a day in the gym.”
Clearly, the combination of fewer calories provided by the new diet and a higher calorie need for the addition of physical activity, they are the cause of these emotions.
About exercise. Motor activity - especially when the body is subjected to physical efforts - increases serotonin levels.
Seretonin (the good mood hormone), it is a neurotransmitter present in the central nervous system and plays an essential role in regulating some important functions such as mood, appetite, sleep and memory.
When you have low levels of this substance, you generally feel sad and feel like you have low energy.
If you want to avoid moments of sadness for no apparent reason, you need to make sure you have a balanced diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and regular physical activity.
4. You live in a negative environment
The brain has a tendency to connect emotions and has particular environments.
“When he sits you in class, if you don't like that kind of class or go to school in general, you suddenly feel sleepy because the brain connects that kind of emotion to that particular environment… Or, when you go to a concert, that particular environment makes you feel elated and happy.”
Our conscious mind filters the world around us, while simultaneously, the unconscious mind assimilates everything.
This is how the brain works.
You may be wondering: “Rudy, how can we not feel sad wherever we are?”
A simple solution would be to attribute positive emotions to every environment around us, but that's easier said than done.
The good news is that you don't need to do this because most of the environments we visit very little, and therefore they do not have a profound impact on our existence.
We spend most of our time at home and at work, and these environments definitely affect your emotional state.
Have you ever felt sad in a particular space of the house? Maybe in that chair where your grandmother used to spend the day but now she is gone.
Move the chair somewhere else or replace it with a new one.
Learn to listen to us, and understand how these environments affect us, it can help us overcome those unexplained moments of sadness that generally materialize at home or at work.
5. You are Depressed
A person who feels sad for prolonged periods of time for no apparent reason, you may be suffering from depression.
Depression is a common symptom that warns us that something is wrong with our life.
The prolongation of this depressive state can lead to very serious mental and physical problems if the cause is not treated in time.
But how to distinguish simple sadness from depression?
The depressed person must have at least 5 of the following symptoms for at least two weeks:
- A depressed or irritable mood most of the time.
- A loss or decrease in pleasure or interest in most activities.
- Significant changes in weight or appetite.
- Sleep disorders; Sleeping too much or (too much) little bit.
- Feeling slowed in movement or more restless.
- Feeling tired, lenses, and having low energy most days.
- Feeling worthless or feeling guilty.
- Having attention problems, concentration, creativity and decision making.
- Having thoughts of dying or suicide.
If you recognize yourself with these symptoms, don't worry because you can cure yourself of depression naturally without drugs and psychiatrist.
Contrary to what people believe, depression is not a sign of laziness, but it is essentially the result of a prolonged response to stress.
With new good habits you can heal easily.
Remember that there is always a reason if you are sad
Everyone feels sad from time to time, it is a normal emotion of the human being. But being sad steals serenity and happiness. So the less you feel sad, the more beautiful life will be.
When you feel sad, make it a habit to understand the cause of your mood even if there is no apparent reason. At bottom, there is always a reason if you are sad.
This new habit will not only help you understand yourself better, but it did create a life full of happiness and joy.