Luckily, all it takes is a small adjustment and you'll be feeling happier in no time.
You’d think that happiness would come easily enough, and yet for some people, it’s practically impossible to achieve and even more challenging to hold on to. Happiness can be elusive and slippery and there are times when we’re not even aware that we have it.
There are many factors that can make us feel unhappy. If you have mental health issues, physical health issues, a sad point of view about the world in general and your life specifically, troubled relationships, and feeling as if you can’t do anything right, this can cause you to ask, "Why am I unhappy?"
The list of what can make us unhappy goes on and on and there are some surprising things you wouldn’t think would lead to unhappiness such as social media, which can create horrible feelings of inadequacy and misery.
Not all feelings of unhappiness lead to suicidal thoughts, but some do and it’s hard to hang on and keep going. As someone who has had a number of suicides in their family, I know the feelings of desperation and despair that one goes through when they’re depressed and deeply unhappy.
But you must believe that things will get better and that you’ll be happy again. We must keep going and get the help that we need to survive.
Of course, it’s not that there are only two degrees of unhappiness — there’s a wide variation of feelings from discontent to despondency. There are behaviors that we do every day, ones we might not be aware of, that are bringing us down and creating feelings of inadequacy, despair, and hopelessness.
By becoming more aware of the things that can affect our feelings of well-being and happiness, we can feel as if we have more control of how we feel. So, here’s why you’re unhappy, according to your zodiac sign.
You're unhappy because you're too competitive and goal-oriented. It's great to have goals and dreams but you tend to get consumed by accomplishing them. You're constantly doing and on the move so that you never take a moment to appreciate where you're at. Enjoy the view where you are now and that will make your continued success even sweeter.
You're not feeling as happy as you could because you're stuck in a rut because you don't take enough chances. You just don't get out enough and you tend to do the same things repeatedly. Get out of your comfort zone and do things you normally wouldn't consider doing (as long as they're legal and don't hurt anyone). You'll be surprised at how invigorated you'll feel when you break free from your routine.
You're not feeling as good as you could because you tend to ignore things having to do with your health. It's more than okay to seek out medical professionals and to get help for any mental or physical issues you might have. They probably won't just disappear, so you need to handle them or they'll grow in size and severity. When you're feeling good in both body and mind, it will lift your mood as well.
You want to feel happy and joyful but you're too hung up on past failures and relationships to move on. Being stuck in the past is making you unhappy and constantly going over how you've been wronged and mistreated doesn't bring you happiness. It's easy to say let it go but that's exactly what you need to do. Make a fresh start and you'll feel much more optimistic and happy.
Most of the time you feel good but there are times when you're alone and you experience a dark night of the soul; your unhappiness reveals itself to you. You tend to shut people out when you're feeling blue and that's exactly when you need to open up. Reach out to people and release all those feelings you've been keeping bottled up.
The reason you're not as happy as you could be is because of your job. It's not stimulating or challenging enough for you but you won't quit. Maybe you think if you ride it out, it will get better, but that probably won't happen. You need to take a chance and take your career to the next level. You did your time, now you need to move on.
You're too wrapped up in what other people think about you. It doesn't matter if you have one friend or ten if you have one or two people who really care about you. You tend to overanalyze conversations you've had and ways you've acted, finding every fault and everything you've done wrong. Give yourself a break. No one is perfect, and so what if people are judging you? There are a lot of people who think you're amazing.
When you're feeling unhappy, it's intense and it's usually due to what you don't have, whether it's an ex or some kind of material item. You might not have the fanciest car or the most expensive house but you're doing well. You'll find the perfect love again. Focus on what you have because you know you have the potential of getting exactly what it is that you want if you don't get insane about it.
You have all the potential for being ridiculously happy all the time, but you have some negative friends who make you feel worse about yourself. It may not be obvious but your friends are toxic with their backhanded compliments and the subtle ways they put you down. You can walk to the corner grocery store and make three friends on the way there and three friends on the way back. You don't need anyone who isn't going to enrich your life.
You're too wrapped up in work and creating a financially stable future for yourself that you don't feel you have time to be happy. You're missing out on so many happy and fun things that you could be enjoying in your life right now. Yes, plan for the future but that doesn't mean to miss out on the present. Take vacations, do fun things, and they will make you feel lighter and happier.
You're unhappy because you focus on the negative. Yes, there's a lot of bad things going on in the world and life isn't easy or perfect, but you tend to dwell on everything that's gone wrong and could go wrong. You can't see the happiness that's right there in front of you. Try focusing on the positive things that are going around you and with you, and you'll see that your small moments of happiness will get larger.
You feel too deeply and take everything to heart. You can't see a stray dog without crying and anything about anyone in need can make you feel sad for a week. Compassion and empathy are great qualities to have, but for your own sake, you need to toughen up a little. You can't be wounded by everything, so you need to take care and protect yourself. Having a big heart is great, but not when it constantly puts you in emotional danger.