If you find that you are feeling empty, you are not alone. There are many people that feel empty for many different reasons. Some people feel that they are missing something out of their life such as a loved one passed away or a breakup.
Emptiness might come from not listening to what you want to do in life and abandon yourself and your goals. You might stop caring for who you are and what you wanted in life. You might not get enough sleep or workout enough.
When you are no longer taking care of yourself, this can cause anger, depression and emptiness to happen.
Some people feel empty and number when they do not have a strong relationship with someone else. Some feel depressed when they think about thing and they stop having any passions and stop finding things to do.
If you are feeling empty, you need to see someone that you can talk to such as a therapist or maybe even just a good friend. If you are feeling extremely empty and you get this feeling often, you can get screened to see if you have depression and find out what is causing your emptiness.
Admit Your Feelings
When you feel lonely, it is like you have a hole ion your heart. You are left feeling badly and empty and you feel like you are grieving. Do not let yourself dismiss these feelings. When things change over time and you begin to miss people in your life, you sometimes get a hole that makes you feel empty. This can be a loss of love that used to be there, and you need to treat yourself with care and deal with these emotions.
Do not just go around ignoring these feelings or trying to fill your emptiness with addictive things like drugs or alcohol, instead, try to find time to spend with yourself and figure out what you are missing.
Think about what you are wanting in life and what you are desiring. Figure out how you can put more meaning in your life. Different things will work for different people, so figure out what makes you happy and work towards those things.
Even if you are uncomfortable at first, give yourself time and work on filling yourself with positive things.
Set a timer for yourself and after a few minutes write down what you are feeling, what distracted you or what you were thinking about.
Pick one part of your body and see what you are feeling at the time in that body. Is your hand numb or full of feeling? Practice giving yourself a chance to notice what your body is feeling.
Ask yourself these questions when you are sitting down drinking coffee or tea:
- Who have I been comparing myself to?
- Am I positive with myself?
- Do I call myself dumb or ugly?
- Do I take care of my physical being?
- Do my relationships have anything to do with my feelings?
- Do I focus on other people’s needs?
- Do I try to win at something?
- Am I blaming myself for everything wrong?
- Do I respect my own opinions?
As a kid, you probably had people that would praise you for good things that you did. You wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time giving yourself credit because someone was there to do it for you. This was when you were very small and did not have much power.
Now, you need to take time to praise yourself. There is probably not someone around that can give you good feelings about yourself and if you choose not to do it, there is a chance that you will have feelings that lead to emptiness.
You might feel that your life isn’t worth anything and you might put your own feelings down. You need to find ways to be positive and it lift yourself up. Accept that you are feeling empty and figure out what you can do to make it better.