The stars want you to feel happy.
No one wants to be unhappy. It’s not like people wake up in the morning and say, “Today my life is going to suck. Yippee!” However, some people may have come to terms with what they think is the impossibility of ever being happy and have found a way to live in their constant state of happiness.
You can even say that there are those people who thrive on being unhappy, as if it’s a trend that only the coolest people can pull off. But even people who may look horribly unhappy — like the Goth and emo kids of days gone by — were happy at least some of the time.
There’s a difference between depression and being unhappy. Depression is a serious mental illness and one that affects the way we think, feel, behave, and our perceptions of the world. We all have moments of unhappiness but we can usually see our way out of. Depression doesn’t last for a day or two and then go away — it can make the depressed person feel hopeless and as if things will never be better for long stretches of time.
No matter how unhappy you are, you know somewhere in the back of your mind that things will get better.
The things that make us feel unhappy can be small and may only require tiny changes. You might be surprised at the ease of what you can do to feel better. People who are suffering from depression aren’t that lucky for they may need medication, therapy or both.
The first thing to do when you know that you aren’t depressed and that what you’re feeling is unhappiness is to try to narrow it down to what the reason for your unhappiness might be. It may surprise you that all you need is a small fix or a simple adjustment.
Here’s the secret reason why you’re unhappy, based on your zodiac sign
You're unhappy because you're playing it too safe. You've settled down into a routine and you're trying to convince yourself that you're okay with it, but the truth is you're not okay. If you don't do something about the dissatisfaction, weariness, and apathy that you're feeling, it will get worse. You need to shake things up and take a big step because staying in your comfort zone is boring the hell out of you.
You're not feeling great because you're focusing too much energy and brain power trying to control the things you have no control over, especially other people. You can't make people act or think the way that you would. You're only responsible for your own thoughts and behavior. You need to stop being so controlling of yourself and others, and just relax and enjoy what you've already got.
You're running yourself ragged with all your social events. Being social is great but not when you don't allow yourself any time to just chill, decompress, and re-group. You have a fear of missing out and it's making you not get enough sleep or take good care of yourself. You've got to stay home and not party for a couple of days a week. You'll not only feel happier, you'll have an increased enjoyment of your socializing.
You're too empathetic and you take on everyone's problems as your own, so it's not surprising that you're completely overwhelmed. If you give all you have to give to others, then you'll have nothing for yourself and you'll be left with an empty shell. You must to put yourself on the list and make sure you handle your own issues and challenges first, and then you can help other people. But not everybody — you're not a saint, just a human being.
You're too concerned about what other people think about you. It doesn't matter. When you're so hung up on making a good impression or being what you think other people want you to be, it puts an incredible amount of pressure on yourself and it doesn't allow you to be who you are, and who you are right now is amazing. Be yourself and accept yourself and you'll be surprised at how much happier you'll feel.
You're unhappy because you won't share your problems and feelings with others. You say you don't want to burden other people with your problems, but the truth is because you're such a perfectionist, you're ashamed that everything isn't going perfectly for you. You'd rather put on a show that everything is great rather than be open, honest, and vulnerable.
People love you no matter what and want to help you for a change (you're always doing things for other people). You need to let them in so that you have some help in dealing with the issues that are making you unhappy.
You take things way too personally and it screws up your whole outlook on life. People aren't going to like you, and rather than trying to force them to change their minds, let it go. You're putting unbelievable amounts of pressure on yourself and making yourself unnecessarily unhappy. Focus on loving and accepting yourself and you'll feel better.
You're unhappy because you've been focusing on that half emptiness of the glass, not the half full. You tend to get sucked down into your well of unhappiness and, once there, every little thing that goes wrong pushes you further down. On the plus side, you don't do anything half-assed, but unfortunately, that includes being unhappy.
You need to call on that inner strength you've got and focus on the positive things about your life and everything that you have. Once you've got yourself mentally on the positivity train, go out to the gym or take a run to help get your endorphins going. This one-two punch of positivity will help to make you feel happier.
You're not living your truth. You're trying to be what other people want you to be, settle down and be a grown up, but you're feeling unhappy and like the walls are closing down on you. You've got to have stimulation and nothing gets you more excited than change and new experiences.
You can be committed without feeling caged and beaten down. You need a change of scenery... like, yesterday. So, go plan a weekend getaway with your partner and get back on the road to happiness.
You're unhappy because you're scared to break out of your routine and do something that may not have an immediate payoff. If you don't make any money at something, is it worth doing? The answer is yes. You have no way of knowing what may come of it down the road and even if the most you get out if it is the pleasure of doing something different — exploring an idea or taking a chance — then it was worth it.
You're miserable because you have to answer to someone else and you aren't your own boss right now. You're not doing the things you want to do nor are you having the freedom to do them.
You thrive on independence in all areas of your life and when you're told what to do by someone that you may or may not have any respect for, it bums you out. You need to figure out a new plan so you can strike out on your own and work exclusively for yourself.
Sometimes you do things for others that you don't really want to do because you want things to be easy and you want them to like you. And honestly, you can be easily led by others. You need to stand up for yourself and be your own advocate.
When you make strong choices and love yourself, you're happier. If you don't want to do something for someone, you don't have to do it. You're stronger than you think.