I am constantly sad in the evening. Everything is fine with me?

Depression is a serious condition characterized by mood swings, despondency, and unreasonable sadness. In 2016 alone,

more than 16 million

Americans at least once experienced these feelings. Even if a person does not suffer from ordinary depression, he probably notices how sometimes the mood deteriorates in the evening. Because of this, insomnia or trouble sleeping often occurs. He breaks down on relatives or, on the contrary, closes in himself and can sit for an entire hour and look at the wall.

There are several reasons for evening sadness. Firstly, banal fatigue. After a busy day, people sometimes feel overwhelmed and empty - and that's normal. The brain gives a signal that it is time to stop, lie down and rest. Secondly, fewer events take place in the evening.

All day a person works, chatting with colleagues, plans things, listens to podcasts while riding the subway. In general, there is no time to be sad. And in the evening there is free time to delve into yourself, think about problems and do other unpleasant things. Thirdly, a violated regime and bad habits greatly shake the nervous system. A glass of alcohol or coffee after work increases the likelihood that sadness will suddenly attack you at home.

Often, a rumination leads to bad mood in the evening. In psychology, this is called "chewing of mental chewing gum," that is, the endless scrolling in the head of past events. For example, a difficult situation that happened the day before, or an unpleasant dialogue that ended in defeat for you. You can overcome rumination only with the help of awareness. Allow yourself to feel, but do not dwell on emotions.

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