Last update: 12 March, 2022
Everyone has experienced a strange apathy, a sadness that has no explanation. The body reacts more slowly and any stimulus, such as the sun's rays or even very loud sounds, is unbearable. What's going on?
Something inside us tells us that we are sad, we feel a pang that oppresses us and that fills our mind with an indefinable feeling that we are unable to explain.
Those are the days when when someone looks at our expression and asks us what's wrong, we say "Well, I don't know, I have a bad day today."
The truth is that the brain and the body are a collection of chemical reactions that sometimes generate sensations in us that we are not aware of. And although there are times when sadness can have an exogenous origin, il more often than not this emotion has a very clear origin.
Although the brain sends us warning signals, we tend to put the "autopilot" in our life to keep working, not to see what happens.
The sadness that has no explanation why is it due?
It has happened to many people: sadness envelops us and suddenly seizes us, weighs down the body, transmitting an almost extreme fatigue and indefinable apathy.
But let's see in the following lines the possible causes of sadness that has no explanation, at least in appearance.
1. External factors
An improper diet can be one of the reasons. It occurs when we go on extreme diets where we stop eating the nutrients our body needs.
A diet low in protein, vitamins, minerals such as iron, magnesium or phosphorus can cause the weakening of many basic functions. When the body is not well fed, the mood drops and we feel weak.
Another factor is the seasonal depression, because time affects us. When winter comes, with fewer hours of light, more rain and humidity, many people feel a strange sadness that can very well lead to depression. Sleep cycles are altered, so fatigue and apathy appear.
2. Internal factors
On a nervous level we experience a drastic drop in neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and serotonin; this causes that feeling of pain or sadness that has no explanation for us. But what causes it? What makes us suffer from this sudden neurotransmitter deficit?
This is obviously due to external factors and personal facts are undoubtedly among the most common. Sadness does not come suddenly for no reason, it always has an origin.
We may lead a normal life, but suddenly we begin to notice strange symptoms: headache, fatigue, illnesses such as colds or the flu
The immune system has weakened and we suffer from so-called somatization. In other words, the body reacts to the concerns of the mind.
What happens biologically in the brain is that the hypothalamus responds to these concerns secreting corticotropin which, in turn, stimulates the secretion of cortisol in the blood.
All of this affects our behavior and feelings, which is why we feel more tired, more worried, more taciturn.
The sadness that has no explanation ... There is always a reason
The sadness that we believe "appears unexpectedly" always responds to a reason. Our body will be the first to send us the warning signal to warn us that we must stop. It invites us to think, analyze what happened, clarify our concerns.
Sometimes we deny the existence of problems because we cannot stop: there are many obligations, work, children, partners ... The rush of our daily lives is a well-oiled engine that sometimes prevents us from being people.
We have to sit and reflect, talk to ourselves to accept that maybe we're not as good as we think. That we are not invulnerable and that there is something that is hurting us and that we need to fix.
Let's take off the armor. Let's look for the end of that skein that is in our mind and find out what's behind it.
We must take care of ourselves, protect ourselves and always keep in mind that inner world that actually moves every aspect of our life.