We ride the rollercoaster of Life; with its ups and downs, sometimes life is exciting and gets you all hyped up, while at other times, it makes you feel down and sad. You may remember how it feels to have gotten something you really yearned for, such as that dream life, lover, or job. All feels so good and things go your way, when the winds of change unexpectedly turn to blow against you. What happened there?
Perhaps fanned by an event or a decision, things turn to something much less desired, changing its face right in our hearts – that dream life is gone when the job is gone, or the lover seems to have changed – our image of that life starts to shift and shatter, passing pains through our heart by the loss. Yes, the “good old days” that people say sounds true. Now, in the midst of what appears to be a sad rubble, the weight of clearing them makes us feel like going under, going away, as something seems to be sinking inside of us.
After all, we are humans, being when things do not work out the way we want, we may feel sad. Sadness is a feeling that comes and goes, just like any other feelings. But what if the hurt is so much that sadness stays and refuses to go away, no matter how hard we want it to? There is a difference between sadness and depression. If you have been having difficulty feeling happy, take note of the signs:
- Needing to cry
- Seeking comfort or company
- Low mood
- Poor appetite
- Feeling lonely, unworthy, withdrawn, pressured to get on with life
- Lack of energy in doing things