Nothing matters anymore (5 ways to gain motivation) 

In this blog we will discover reasons for feeling like nothing matters anymore. These can range from depression, nihilism to apathy. This blog also provides 6 ways in which you can help yourself feel better by taking small steps. 

Do you feel as though nothing makes you happy any longer? Perhaps you’ve stopped doing activities you used to like, find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, or feel gloomy or bewildered about your future. 

It’s critical not to allow these sentiments to linger, whether they’re temporary or an indication of a larger underlying problem. What begins as situational depression may progress to long-term depression.

Feeling a loss of interest can be difficult, especially when you aren’t really sure if things are just slow or if the vacation you have planned in advance is what will help boost your spirit. With so much on your mind it’s hard to know when you need to take a step back. But when you’re feeling down in the dumps, doing things that speak to your heart can provide the inspiration required to find that next burst of energy required to power through whatever challenge might otherwise throw you off course.

There might be some other concepts that might resonate with you. Let’s explore Nihilism. 

Nihilism 

Nihilism is the notion that all values have no foundation and that nothing can be known or conveyed. It is frequently connected with profound pessimism and a fundamental cynicism about existence. A real nihilist believes in nothing, has no allegiance, and serves no purpose other than to destroy.

Nihilism is the view that nothing matters. It comes in two distinct forms. The first is evaluative nihilism, which Kahane describes like this: “Nothing is good or bad — or — All evaluative propositions are false.”

While nihilism is frequently considered in terms of severe scepticism and relativism, it has been connected with the notion that life is pointless for the majority of the twentieth century. The concept of existential nihilism begins with the belief that the world has no value or purpose. Given this situation, existence–all action, pain, and feeling–is ultimately meaningless and empty.

Another concept that might have more meaning than nihilism is apathy. 

Apathy 

Apathy is when you want to do nothing or you just don’t care about what’s going on around you. Apathy is a frequent side effect of mental health problems, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. It comes in feeling indifferent most of the time.

However, it is not the same as depression, despite the fact that the two disorders might be difficult to distinguish. Both illnesses are characterised by a sense of “blahness” about life. It’s not even despair or rage. You don’t feel much of anything instead of these emotions. Things that used to make you joyful no longer thrill you. You are no longer driven to reach your objectives.

The doctor might diagnose you with apathy if you’re no longer motivated and you:

  • Lack the effort or energy to do everyday things
  • Depend on other people to plan your activities
  • Have no desire to learn new things, meet new people, or have new experiences
  • Don’t care about your own problems
  • Feel no emotions when good or bad things happen

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6 ways to help yourself feel better 

Rest, rest and rest 

Sleep is important to your health. It actually plays a massive role in how you behave, feel, and think. Experts have long debated the relationship between sleep loss and mental health issues like depression, but it seems that the link between sleeplessness and depression is incredibly strong. 

Also, people who were having trouble sleeping were twice as likely to develop clinical depression compared to those that slept well. It’s very important for you to get quality rest each night so that you will be able to sit up front during your upcoming presentation!

Take each day at a time 

While it may not be possible to throw yourself into the activities you normally love with the same gusto as before, it can help to do little things each day. If there is a hobby that you normally love but have lost interest in, challenge yourself to learn something new about it. Or break up a larger project into much smaller steps and set aside a little time each day to tackle just one thing. Constantly challenging yourself in small ways keeps your mind active and healthy.

Plan tasks 

The best way to get inspired is to be proactive about it. For example, The Muse suggests using daily journaling to jot down all of your thoughts, ideas and actions that you want to accomplish throughout the day. In addition, do some research into the things that inspire others. Try switching things up in your routine by going for a walk in an unfamiliar nearby park, going out for a drink with friends or maybe even going on a road trip somewhere fun!

In summary, do what you used to love, on a daily basis (at minimum!), before you feel like it. Tune into the experience using your five senses, and bask in it, even if it doesn’t seem like much. Eventually, you’ll find yourself stepping out the door and back into a world of Technicolor.

Move and stay active 

When you lose interest in something for one reason or another, the first thing you have to ask yourself is why. Perhaps it’s because you’ve become jaded by your own expectations? The solution here may involve reconciling these expectations, but other times the solution could be as simple as refocusing on other pursuits. 

Make plans with friends to do things you enjoy other than exercise, play an instrument, have a hobby, develop your career – there are many engaging activities that can help improve your life. Whether or not they also help improve good health is entirely dependent upon your approach to them!

Yoga and meditation 

If you still feel like you ‘haven’t got it all together,’ try adding in a regular meditation and/or yoga practice into your life. And if that isn’t doing the trick, then remember to breathe! By focusing on calming your mind with deep breaths, you will be able to relax yourself. This will lead you towards finding clarity in your life because you’ll be better able to deal with negative emotions productively rather than acting out on them – which could potentially make things even worse for you. 

Find help 

When you’re feeling uninterested, it might be beneficial to seek assistance from friends and family. Inform them that you are battling with a lack of interest. If you feel like your interest in life is waning, it’s important to remember that there are ways to cope with this. 

You can talk to your doctor or someone close about what’s bothering you because it could be a sign of depression which is something that negatively affects thousands of people each year.

What would treatment look like? 

There’s a vast range of different treatment approaches that can be used to address you losing interest, including the less frequently discussed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). And in some cases it may start with simply taking an antidepressant medication in order to elevate your mood and get back into the swing of things. 

Unfortunately drugs won’t always begin working immediately, but when they do or when other approaches such as CBT take effect, it’s important to remember that sometimes depression comes in waves and life doesn’t always go according to plan which is okay.

Everyone endures periods of boredom from time to time. Sometimes it’s just because you’re feeling uninspired. In other circumstances, it might indicate that you’ve lost interest in some of your previous activities and need to find new ones. 

However, this sensation might be a symptom of a mental health issue such as depression. If a lack of interest is making it difficult to cope or interfering with your life, it is critical that you discuss your feelings with a doctor or mental health expert.

You might also want to try online counselling or a mental health app to help you deal with feelings of boredom. Mobile applications can help you create goals, get mental health advice, and measure your progress. Online therapy may put you in touch with a skilled therapist who can provide support and guidance via email, video chat, text message, or phone.

Conclusion 

Feeling depressed can make even the simplest tasks feel more difficult. It can be hard to get out of bed in the morning, or even get out of bed at all. You might have feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or guilt. You might also have thoughts of suicide, or be using alcohol or drugs to escape your feelings. If you are feeling this way, please talk with someone you trust, like a friend, family member, or school counselor.

This blog post will help you understand what depression is, and how to cope with it. We also hope that by reading this, you will be able to help someone else who may be suffering from depression. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, please reach out to someone. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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