Sadness has a way of crippling your soul and rendering you inactive. It can bring down your spirits, break your energy levels, and make you seek isolation. Intense sadness which is an elongated period of sadness of high intensity can make you feel horrible, physically too.
While sadness is an emotional thing, if it continues for a long period of time and at intense levels, then its effects start manifesting physically. It becomes clear, physically, that you are undergoing an emotional stress and the following signs define them clearly.
Sadness means that you are emotionally not ready to engage in complex topics and definitely not ready to humour trivial things. Your mind gets programmed in a way that the best you can do is discuss the most pressing matters.
This means that any topic which you find inconsequential would get to your nerves because your mind is spending a lot of time, fighting the sadness and talking about unimportant things puts a lot of burden on you.
Have you ever felt tired for long periods of time but were never able to explain the reason behind it? Have you felt that even though you are sleeping a lot and eating decently too, but your energy levels are never what they used to be?
Chances are that a sense of sadness may be creeping up on you. Sadness leads to setting in of fatigue which is quite difficult to fight. The fatigue would set in slowly but steadily and before you know it, your body would be feeling tired almost always.
#3 Slow speech
What happens when you are not in the mood to discuss something? What happens when you just don’t want to be a part of a conversation but you have no other way? You start speaking slowly and do not care how long it takes as you drag your speech.
Sadness affects the speech in a similar way. The fact that you are not interested in basically anything when you are sad, you hardly feel like speaking at all. Your speech becomes a drag and you feel like talking is just not worth the effort you put into it.
#4 Back pain
Your backbone is one which supports your entire body throughout the day and through the night. It is also one of the most affected parts of the body when you are under stress. The pressure of an emotional drain starts building pretty soon and the backbone usually bears the brunt of it.
The pain usually starts with at the lower back and expands throughout your back. No matter how much you try to relax your back, the effects remain as the pain is not really physical but emotional and the pain is just the manifestation of it.
#5 Sleeping disorders
Sleep is one of the most important factors in dealing with sadness. Sleeping deep and for the prescribed period of time helps you deal with the stress involved and also soothes the physical strains of the emotional burnout.
Intense sadness, therefore, affects the sleep patterns quite clearly. You would find yourself unable to sleep for long periods of time and when you do get some sleep, you would find waking up quite difficult. Further, you would also feel dead tired after waking up, not because your body isn’t rested but because it is under emotional turmoil.
#6 A constant headache
The first physical symptom of sadness is, however, manifested through a headache. The strain of thoughts and the prevalence of negativity in your mind would lead to a lot of pressure on your cognitive abilities, causing deep headaches.
The sense of pain usually builds from the nape, the back of your head, and may spread over your entire head. This may also lead to unusually greater hair fall and you would feel the pressure building steadily.
#7 Dragged walks
Have you observed the way you walk when you are lost in a negative thought? How do you walk when you feel sad? Chances are, you walk slowly, dragging your feet, not really wanting to go anywhere but walking just because you have to.
It is, therefore, one of the more clear indicators of sadness. A dragged and a lazy walk which seems to last forever, and which is not usually your regular way of walking should, therefore, indicate the presence of sadness and your need to deal with it, urgently.
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