Why am I unhappy? 3 ways to be happier

Do you feel like your life is shrouded in a shade of gray — like there’s no way that sunshine can come and brighten your day? Are you having a sad day or are you unhappy with your life? Have you taken stock of your life and left wondering, “why am I unhappy?”

Signs you are unhappy

When life gets hard and tragedy seems to strike again and again, finding happiness can prove to be difficult. Overtime, the search for happiness can raise many questions. Are you unhappy or is it something else? How do you know if you’re unhappy? Here are some signs: 

  • You feel there is a lack of meaning in your life. 

  • You are disappointed with how your life has turned out. 

  • You find it easy to harshly criticize yourself and others. 

  • You feel like you don’t fit in or belong somewhere. 

  • You frequently question if you’re good enough.

  • You feel like you don’t measure up to those around you

 

Typically, feelings of unhappiness creep in because of the following reasons: 

  • You worry too much.

  • You’ve got a grudge or two.

  • You yearn for control.

  • You play the comparison game.

 

Unhappiness doesn’t have to be permanent. You can find your happiness again — or for the first time.

What is happiness and how to be happier

Many people characterize happiness as an emotion that includes feelings related to joy, contentment and fulfillment. But, happiness isn’t a state of being, but rather a choice. How can you choose to release your unhappiness and find joy? Here are some ideas to help you take control of your happiness: 

 
  • Find meaning in your life. Those who find meaning in their lives are happier than those who do not. 

  • Improve your mental and physical health. Those who focus on improving their physical and mental health report more than a 50 percent increase in happiness. 

  • Focus on your relationships. Harvard studied happiness for 80 years, and “The clearest message we get… is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

You’ve worked too hard to be unhappy

Life is complicated and messy. When it comes to mental health, we believe there’s no one-size-fits all. At Halcyon Therapy Group, we understand just how important you and your unique situation and perspectives are. That’s why we offer a suite of services tailored specifically to you and your needs. You deserve better, and we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation today and start living the life you’ve always dreamed of. 

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