Why do I feel sad for no reason?

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If you’re asking yourself why do I feel sad for no reason then chances are you’re feeling somewhat similar to the way I did when I was younger. I was one of those young men that had a combination of bad family influences, mixed with the bad social circles that I went around in, topped off with a health dose of alcohol and drugs. All of this fuelled the depression in which I found myself mostly in.

In this video I begin to tell you that there is a way out of it. It doesn’t always have to be like that. There are ways and means to help understand the way you are and how to overcome your own obstacles. The hardest part is making that first step.

Why do I feel sad for no reason?

Well, it’s probably got a lot to do with the impact your family had on you when you were younger. For me it was anyway. My father was always telling me that I couldn’t do things, or if I had achieved something really awesome in my life, then to him it wouldn’t last for very long. Maybe this was his way of trying to get me to achieve, since he knew I was going to do this opposite of what he told me to do — but it spiralled out of control and I ended up hearing his negative voice in my head whenever I tried to do something on a personal level.

For instance, every time he spotted me taking an interest in a woman he would always tell me that she was way out of my league, and I get it, he was probably trying to be funny but it had a bad knock-on effect to me. I in the end never tried.

Alcohol and Drugs

I’ve done a lot of thinking into why I feel sad for no reason and one of them was down to the negative friendship circles I had created. I mean it wasn’t their fault themselves but my friends at the time tended to be down and depressed themselves. To counteract this we would always take drugs that put us on a high or made us feel invincible for a while. My drug of choice was alcohol and I would always end up doing something crazy and feeling bad about it the very next day.

But drugs and alcohol are really bad for the psyche. If you analyse alcohol for example it is a depressant. And whilst people think that it puts you on a high, it actually suppresses the nervous system — essentially inhibits the central nervous system from making connections This is why we walk funny and slur speech. And people who tend to drink a lot of alcohol become depressed, and then drink to beat the depression. It’s a vicious, vicious cycle.

Stop drinking, and taking drugs. Your choice though! Only you can do that.

Sometimes it’s neurological

Sometimes we just get depressed for no reason. It really, really sucks, but if I go off my anti-depressants I just go downhill from there. No rhyme or reason for it. I just walk down that slippery slope to depressedville and I think it’s something that has been passed on to me through genetics. I’ve dug deep into the reasons to why do I feel sad for no reason.

A lot of people say that alcoholism and taking drugs are hereditary but I don’t believe that. I believe the optimal conditions to being an alcoholic or an obsessive drug taker are hereditary. For instance my depressive nature and my ability to become obsessed with things, I believe are out of my control and hereditary, however picking up that bottle of vodka is absolutely my choice.

To counteract all of that I take anti-depressants and a dose of anti-psychotics. It seems to keep depression and obsession at bay for me, and I am able to live a happy and normal life.

But definitely check out the video. I really do believe there is a way to keep it all at bay. Perhaps not a way out, but a way to live a healthy, happy, and normal life.

Good luck my friend 🙂

2 COMMENTS

  1. I totally agree about the optimal conditions. I have these from both sides of my family and take medication etc to help, I also embrace the depression sometimes as it gives me a creative boost.

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