Some individuals are going through the motions, completing basic tasks. They are eating, showering, and shopping. To an outsider, things may appear like all is well, but the struggle is on the inside.
Underneath the surface, the individual might be feeling emotionally empty, tired or bored, things feel lackluster or mediocre, and things that used to be semi-fulfilling are not anymore. Life may just be “blah.” Overall, they may be feeling unfulfilled.
This is a tricky situation because the individual can very well take care of themselves and get their basic needs met and, although they know there’s more to life than what they’re currently experiencing, they’re functioning on autopilot.
To get things done shows a lot of strength and resilience; however, there is importance in attending to the parts of yourself and your life that are unfulfilled. This feeling of unfulfillment might be making itself known to send you an alert that this is something important to pay attention to. It might be helpful to reflect on what you would like to be different, what you would like more or less of, what is missing from your life or how you would like to be, or what parts of yourself that you’re struggling with.
Next comes the doubt, criticism, and minimization. Your mind might automatically bring up how it may not work out, how you’re not deserving, or how it’s not a big deal because you’re getting by and functioning well compared to others. Pushing through these automatic thoughts, so that you can get to the core of what is unfulfilled might be helpful. If not, you may feel stuck and stunted with where you are and how you feel about yourself.
If you’ve tried this before or need assistance in pushing through these thoughts, support from a therapist might help.
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Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. The topics being discussed are meant as a self-help tool for you own use. It is not psychotherapy or counseling. This information is to be used based on your own judgment. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly.