Apathy & Indifference

“Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern about something. Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, or passion.”⁣

Being in this state is what depression feels like for me. When I was depressed, it wasn’t so much that I was overly sad all the time, it was that I just didn’t care anymore. Like, I wondered why I was even still living. I started to think about ways that I could end it. This was before I learned about thought-management and life coaching. Once I learned that our thoughts create emotions and emotions drive actions, and actions create our results, or reality, I realized I didn’t have to feel like this forever. That maybe life could be worth living if I could decide how to feel. BOOM. Wonderful news!⁣

I learned how to process emotions on purpose and not avoid them. I learned how to sit with myself and be okay with not being okay. I learned to accept myself as I was instead of loathe myself and my whole life. I started to look at my thinking. I started to become very aware of the goings on in my head and was shocked at how ugly I was speaking to myself. I was making myself feel terrible! ⁣

They say the opposite of LOVE isn’t hate, but indifference, and I understand this at the deepest level. This state of apathy or indifference is a place I never want to revisit. I WANT to feel all the feelings life has to offer. The amazing, positive, mushy ones AND the hard, negative, ones because that is the human experience. Otherwise, there’s no point in living. When we can live from a grounded foundation of love, and we are willing to feel any emotion, we guard ourselves against apathy, indifference, and depression. We accept what is with love and grace. ⁣

If you’re feeling “meh” more often than not, if you’re feeling like you’re going through the motions and don’t really care, or worse, that maybe life isn’t worth living anymore, I urge you to reach out to someone and ask for help. I am forever grateful for my coach for pulling me out of this state with the empowering knowledge that my life experience is up to me. ⁣

Send me a message if this is you, I can help. ⁣