Nathanael Garrett Novosel, July 7 2021

What to Do If You Don’t Want Anything in Life

When you can’t feel anything other than depression, loneliness, isolation, dread, or emptiness, getting back to normal can require a monumental amount of willpower and effort to push through the resistance and lack of motivation.  Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet or perfect solution to the problem because there are several different causes and, therefore, many options to address them.  Let’s go through a list of potential causes and talk about how to get you back on track for each.

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Negative Beliefs

So those are a few situations where you can get out of a “funk” and find new things to want and enjoy in life.  Remember that there are a multitude of potential causes for your lack of drive.  Explore all of the possibilities and come up with ideas for solutions.

Three final points to keep in mind:

If you’re still indecisive, remember that growth-enabling activities are what you’re looking for, so seek growth wherever you can.  If you’re not interested, move on.  If you are, you’ll have found that drive again.  The worst thing that can happen is that you regret wasting time feeling bad when you could’ve either taken action or allowed yourself to rest and get better so you could get out of it.  I wish you well, and best of luck on your journey.

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Nathanael Garrett Novosel


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