“I Don’t Feel Well”, The Need To Understand In Order To Move Forward

Last updated by Lauren Hart

Fatigue, aches, and pains, loss of motivation, trouble sleeping... In short, so many little signs that you’re not feeling well. Identifying this suffering is already a big step, but we still need to understand why we’re in this state. Whatever the case, it’s important not to stay with this feeling, at the risk of it setting in or even worse. So let’s try to understand how to get out of this phase.

“I Don’t Feel Well”, The Need To Understand In Order To Move Forward

Why don’t I feel well?

There are two types of pain that we can experience: physical or psychological suffering. In the first case, you go to see a doctor to find out what the problem is. Everything goes smoothly: you have back pain, the doctor palpates you, sees where the pain is, makes hypotheses and suggests further tests such as an X-ray or MRI. The cause is confirmed and treatment is applied. Of course, it’s not all that simple, but that’s nothing compared to the difficulty of treating psychological suffering 😔.

When we don’t feel well, it affects our morale. To distinguish between low spirits and depression, you need to know that the former is a temporary feeling of unease. We can feel low after difficult events such as a failure at school or work, an argument in our relationship, etc. Sometimes this can even happen for no apparent reason. Sometimes it can even happen for no apparent reason, because of the season 😕. That’s right, in winter we get less sunshine, which lowers our serotonin, there’s even something called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Nevertheless, this phase where we don’t feel well eventually passes, which isn’t the case with depression.

An unhappiness that takes hold

If you notice that the feeling of unhappiness sets in overtime, that it deepens until it becomes disabling and that you tick off even one symptom of depression, it’s surely because you’ve got it. It’s an illness that prevents our brain’s neurotransmitters from properly circulating hormones that are essential to our well-being 👇:

Depression can be caused by a number of factors, and it’s difficult to list them all: a generalized anxiety disorder, a traumatic event, a complicated childhood, some form of harassment, the loss of a job, a serious illness, the birth of a child, etc. In short, there are many things that can trigger a state of depression that leads us to say “I don’t feel well”.

📌

The Health Barometer conducted in 2021 showed an unprecedented acceleration in depression between 2017 and 2021. It rose from 9.8% to 13.3% among adults aged 18 to 75...

👋 You might be interested in this article: I feel empty inside

What should you do when you don’t feel well?

Just like when you break your leg and go to A&E to get a cast and let the bones heal, you need to seek help when you’re feeling unwell. Admittedly, it’s not easy to talk to your doctor about depression, but it’s crucial to do so to prevent the suffering from getting worse 😥.

Putting your suffering into words

Of course, the point isn’t to come with your own self-diagnosis, but rather to talk about how you feel. You can even say the phrase “I don’t feel well”. You need to verbalize your feelings in this way: “I don’t feel well, I feel like crying all the time and nothing motivates me. I feel like I’m in the doldrums and that I won’t be able to feel happy”. In short, describe what’s going on inside of you, talk about it, even if it’s just the blues. In the long run, it can end up turning into depression.

You can also talk to those around you to explain a change in behavior. Talking to those close to you can also be a good way of understanding what’s at the root of this feeling. However, support from a healthcare professional is essential. Indeed, just like when you break a leg and leave it untreated, the after-effects remain. It works the same way with the brain 🧠.

Get therapy

Talking about it is all very well, it’s the first step towards recovery, but the real solution to feeling better is therapy. Following a consultation with a GP, you may be referred to a psychiatrist, particularly in the case of proven depression. Medication may be offered to restore the chemical imbalance in the brain ⚖️.

We may be referred directly to a psychologist, in order to understand more clearly the origins of this feeling of suffering. Whether it’s for the blues, depression, an anxiety disorder, a behavioral disorder, dissatisfaction with our lives – in short, any psychological condition – therapy is the real way out, so that we can stop saying “I don’t feel well”.

Editor’s note: Don’t let the feeling of unhappiness take hold

It’s important to realize and accept that you’re not well, either at the moment or for a long time. It’s the first step. It’s important not to underestimate this feeling of unhappiness, to put it into words, to verbalize what you’re feeling and to treat the cause. But to treat the cause... you need to know what it is and understand it... If you’re feeling unwell, if you get the impression that something’s wrong, if you’re feeling empty, don’t wait any longer to make an appointment with a psychologist.

🤗 Understanding yourself, accepting yourself, being happy... It’s here and now!

#BornToBeMe

Be sure to check out these articles too;

Article presented by Lauren Hart

Writing is a beautiful means of expression that I cannot do without. It has allowed me to channel my hypersensitivity, plus I love writing about psychology and personal development. For me, self-understanding is the best way to move forward!

Read our latest articles here:

Are Narcissists Born Or Made? - Let's Settle The Debate

There you have it, the nature vs nurture debate is back, only this time I want to focus it on those deviously manipulative personalities we refer to as narcissists. Now, evidently these folks get bad press and rightly so because they are often at the root of plenty of harm, but is it really their fault? Can they really be blamed for their terrifying and perhaps inherent traits, or are they simply just products and in this case victims of their environments? Let’s settle this debate once and for all and figure out how and when this disorder becomes apparent. So, are you born a narcissist or is it developed?

Do Narcissists Regret Hurting People?

From their lack of empathy to their scarily manipulative and controlling streak, narcissists arguably display despicable behavior that simply can’t be condoned. Once these people get their claws into a victim, they become ruthless and have absolutely no regard for the effects their behavior may have on their mental health. Now, as with many syndromes, nothing is black and white with these types of personality disorders. In fact, there are certainly many inaccurate theories regarding their relationship with remorse regarding their actions, and that’s why I’m here to set the record straight.

A Guide On How To Deal With Narcissist Silent Treatment Guide📕

If you've ever been involved with a narcissist, you'll know exactly how dangerous and vindictive they can be. Now, they won't use physical violence to break their victims down, although the tactics they use are just as painful and debilitating. These slippery characters operate under the shadow of darkness and use subtle mind games and tactics in order to exert a maximum amount of control and manipulation over their prey. You have no doubt already guessed it, but in case you haven't yet, the silent treatment is a narcissist's go-to tactic when it comes to punishing their victims and taking control of them. Find out here why these abusers use this method and how to deal with it.

8 Reasons Why Ghosters Always Come Back 👻

If you’ve ever given online dating a whirl, the chances are you’ve been ghosted by someone. Now, for those of you who are unaware of this practice, it involves putting a sudden end to a relationship without offering any form of explanation. If I had to estimate how many times this has happened to me, I’d say there are definitely over 10 guys out there who owe me an explanation as to why they suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth… However, all the confusion and short-lived heartbreak has taught me that ghosters always seem to reappear at one time or another.

Should You Really Confess Your Feelings?

Who hasn’t had a crush in their life? You know, it’s when you fall for someone and have feelings for them even though you don’t really know them. I’m one of those people who have had lots of crushes, and sometimes I’ve even admitted my feelings. In fact, a recent example was just before I started my relationship with my current partner. I offloaded what I was feeling all of a sudden… I’ll tell you why I did it and how to go about it.

How To Get Revenge On A Narcissist?

Narcissistic abuse is one of the most horrific challenges anyone can ever go through in life, but that’s not to say that their reign of terror will last forever. Evidently, breaking the cycle of abuse isn’t exactly straightforward, however, once the discard phase has been activated and victims realize that they can walk away with their heads held high, the revenge phase can commence 😈. Unsurprisingly, getting even with a raging egocentric narcissist needs to be carefully planned, but ironically, their self-centered personalities expose to many axes of revenge, which will evidently really get to them…

Are Narcissists Lonely?

Loneliness is one of society’s biggest enemies, and none of us are exempt from it, not even the most devilish of narcissists out there. In fact, throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, 36% of Americans claimed that they have never felt lonelier, which sets a scary benchmark for the wider population 😔. Now, lots of us would no doubt immediately assume that narcissists are too independent and strong-willed to feel alone, however, the truth is they are often the biggest victims of loneliness, yet simply have trouble expressing their inner malaise.

"Nobody Likes Me"

Never invited to parties, never listened to or solicited... It feels like you're just an ordinary person, who is pushed aside and has no value. If this is the case, we often end up coming to the sad conclusion that "nobody likes us! But, why do we think this? Now, this thought does not reflect reality, it hides deeper issues that need to be worked on to detach ourselves from this heavy feeling. Everyone deserves to be loved, including us!

6 Reasons Why Narcissists Never Apologize - They Hate Saying Sorry

I’ll be the first to admit that my stubbornness means I’m not exactly the most willing person when it comes to uttering the words ‘I’m sorry’, but I always push through my pride; although unfortunately, the same can’t be said for narcissists... Indeed, people who suffer from this personality disorder will simply never hold their hands up and accept responsibility for their actions, despite how deeply they’ve hurt your feelings. 😱 You know the idiom getting blood from a stone, right? Well, when it comes to apologies from these toxic personalities, nothing is more appropriate, and here are 6 reasons why!

Why Do I Feel Bad When People Don’t Message Me Back?

Friday night rolls around and after a hard week you were expecting to have a drink with a girlfriend, but she seems to have left you hanging on read... To make matters worse (and the humiliation?) you even saw the little typing sign appear, yet you never received a reply. Well, if that’s the case, obviously you or your "how about a drink tonight?" didn’t deserve an answer. Let’s take a look at why some people don't reply to messages, and why when someone doesn't reply to your text, this makes us feel so bad.



Wengood's favorite tunes 🎵

Wengood's playlist

wengood

  1. Only LoveBen Howard
    4:08
  2. Invalid date
  3. Fix YouColdplay
    4:55
  4. Beautiful DayU2
    4:08
  5. Thinking out LoudEd Sheeran
    4:41
  6. White FlagDido
    4:00
  7. Lay Me DownSam Smith
    4:13
  8. Nine Million BicyclesKatie Melua
    3:17
  9. Put Your Records OnCorinne Bailey Rae
    3:35
  10. Summertime SadnessLana Del Rey
    4:24
  11. Imagine - Remastered 2010John Lennon
    3:07
  12. Shake It OutFlorence + The Machine
    4:37
  13. Space Oddity - Love You Til Tuesday versionDavid Bowie
    3:46
  14. What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
    2:17
  15. With Or Without YouU2
    4:56
  16. HelloAdele
    4:55
  17. Don't Stop Me NowQueen
    3:29
  18. Skinny LoveBirdy
    3:21
  19. WingsBirdy
    4:12
  20. Californian SoilLondon Grammar
    3:41

How to detect a narcissist

How to detect a narcissist

How to soothe an anxiety attack

How to soothe an anxiety attack