Do you wake up in a lousy mood nearly every day and ask yourself, “Why am I so unhappy?”
Before you even get out of bed, you feel stressed and negative. The world simply does not look like a happy place in your mind.
Like most of us, you may have some legitimately difficult things going on in your life.
Maybe you’re worried about money, and that is undoubtedly stressful. Or you might have problems in one of your relationships or an issue at work.
Even though your life isn’t terrible and your problems aren’t devastating, it feels like a dark cloud follows you around everywhere, and you just can’t shake it.
My life is miserable.
Many people wake up with this feeling the moment they open their eyes. Every morning begins with anxiety, dissatisfaction, and negativity.
They can’t understand why things are so bad, why nothing is fun and enjoyable, and why they are so dissatisfied with life.
Of course, some people feel unhappy and negative because they are clinically depressed. They are suffering from an illness that impacts chemicals in their brains that affect mood.
Depression is a serious condition that requires medical treatment, so be sure you know the symptoms of depression.
But for this discussion, we’re referring to general unhappiness — not clinical depression. (Although chronic unhappiness can lead to depression.)