Why Do I Feel Like Shit All The Time?
We all experience down days and low moods from time to time. But if you feel like crap all the time, it’s time to take steps to figure out why.
- Physical Health: Chronic health conditions, such as depression, can affect how you feel. Check with your doctor to rule out any physical ailments and get an evaluation if necessary.
- Environmental Factors: Your daily environment can have a big impact on your mood. For example, feeling overwhelmed or stressed at work, living in a noisy or polluted area, and other environmental factors, such as people’s attitudes, can all lead to feelings of emotional distress.
- Psychological Factors: Negative thoughts and self-doubt can also lead to feeling like crap all the time. When we become more aware of our thought patterns, we can start to challenge and change them for the better.
What Can You Do?
If you’re feeling like crap all the time, it’s important to take steps to figure out why and take action to improve your situation. Here are some tips:
- Make small changes to your daily routine. Try to eat healthier, get more sleep, and exercise. This can help to give you more energy and improve your mood.
- Try to identify any negative thought patterns or beliefs that you may have and challenge them. Affirmations and self-reassurance can help to boost your confidence.
- Spend time in nature – take a walk in the park or sit near a tree. This can help to boost your mood and reduce stress levels.
- Seek help if you need it. Talking to a counsellor or therapist can help to identify the underlying causes of your low mood and help you to make positive changes. There are also support groups and self-help groups that you can join.
Feeling like crap all the time can be difficult and overwhelming. But with help and support, you can take steps to figure out the causes and make positive changes.
What causes chronic low mood?
Chronic low mood can be caused by many different factors, including biological factors such as changes in the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain (for example, serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline) and genetics, psychological factors such as social isolation, negative thinking patterns, stress, perfectionism, and traumatic life events, as well as certain medical conditions like chronic illnesses, hormonal imbalances, and side effects of certain medications.
In some cases, the cause of chronic low mood is unknown and may have to do with complex interactions between multiple factors.
In such cases, it is important to seek professional help in order to identify and address the underlying causes of your low mood and find ways to improve your overall well-being.
What are the symptoms of chronic low mood?
The symptoms of chronic low mood can vary, but can include:
1. Persistent sadness or hopelessness
2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
3. Feelings of guilt or helplessness
4. Lack of motivation
5. Problems concentrating
6. Weight and appetite changes
7. Sleep disturbances
8. Feelings of worthlessness
9. Fatigue or loss of energy
10. Thoughts of death or suicide