Why can’t I be happy?

Our happiness is an inner thing and does not entirely depend on external stimuli.

We like to believe the misconception that materialism equates to happiness. This is not always the case. A number of people have the best things life could offer them, but they’re in constant pursuit of happiness. When you are struggling to find joy in your life, there is a chance that you are facing an internal issue. Here are some of the reasons:

Depression

According to Mayo Clinic, depression is: “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest”. This mental illness is also referred to as a major depressive disorder or clinical depression. “It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems”, Mayo Clinic argues. It may be extremely hard to find joy and happiness when your mental state is not in a stable and healthy manner.

Your perception

When you focus too much on the negative, it will govern your mind and ultimately, your life. Try by all means to counter your negative thoughts with positive self-talk or mantras.

Your environment

There is a direct link between our environment, attitudes and behavior. These three factories create a feedback loop which is cyclical. If you are exposed to abuse of any kind in your primal space, there is a high chance that this will have detrimental consequences on your health and well-being. A change of scenery might help you start feeling better emotionally. If you lack the resources to change your current environment, reach out to organizations which specialise in your problem and find help.

You might be having a problem adapting to change

Being stuck in the old way of doing things is a trap. You might be going through grief and finding it hard to accept your losses. Your unhappiness could be a result of spending your time moping around.