Why Do You Feel So Down

Feeling down from time to time is quite normal and is part of the ups and downs of life. Why do you feel so down, though? This is an important question to answer if you have begun to worry about feeling down, or if you have been experiencing these feelings for a longer time than usual.

It’s important to remember that there could be a lot of reasons for feeling down. So, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question or remedy to the problem.

That said, there are some pointers and reasons that we can give regarding the question of why you feel so down.

Why Do I Feel So Down?

why do you feel so down

Why do I feel so down – this is a question that most of us will ask at least once in our lives.

Before going on to look at some of the reasons and causes for feeling down, it is important to also understand the symptoms you might be experiencing.

Common symptoms for feeling down and having a low mood include being sad, anxious, fatigued, unable to sleep, frustrated, angry, low in confidence, and no self-esteem.

Feelings like the above for a prolonged period of time, typically more than two weeks, could be a sign of depression.

It's also important to understand other symptoms of depression, as depression is different from feeling down. Examples of symptoms of depression include feeling hopeless, feeling like there is nothing to enjoy about your life, being unable to concentrate on normal things, and having suicidal or self-harming thoughts.

Other Things That Can Make Your Feel Down

Let’s now look at some of the other things that could answer your question: why do you feel so down?

  • Hormones – there are a number of glands in your body that produce hormones, including the thyroid and adrenal gland. These hormones influence your body in a range of different ways, including influencing your mood.
  • Vitamin D – a deficiency of vitamin D in your body can lead to you feeling down. A lack of vitamin D has also been linked to depression.
  • Stress – our natural response systems to stress are designed to deal with acute situations that are time-limited, i.e., dealing with the stress of being faced by a wild animal or a territorial rival. In the modern world, however, the stresses we face are very different. There are many of them, they can come all at once, and they are often constant, resulting in situations where it becomes difficult to take a break from the stress to recover. This type of situation can have a significant impact on mood, making you feel down or even causing depression.

What You Should Do If You Are Feeling Down

There are many solutions and things you can do to improve things if you are feeling down – in fact, as many things as there are causes for the feelings in the first place.
More important than the solution, however, is properly understanding why you feel the way you do. Having this understanding and then getting the right advice is the key to getting back to full energy levels and feeling happy again.


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