||[May. 20th, 2008|04:53 pm]
INFP Community v2: Lovers, Dreamers, and Me
coping skills for when you feel chronically alone, empty, dead inside, thoroughly uninspired and unaroused by life?|
agree with kidfear. When you can't even do that, go for a walk, go to an art museum, do something special for yourself. It doesn't always help a lot, but hopefully it helps a little.
Animal Crossing DS.
Seriously. There's a reason I have two copies. I get sucked in and "escape" into the game.
don't cope, go talk to a mental health professional who can give you the help you need to get back into a better place. i'm no psychiatrist, but those sound like classic symptoms of depression, and having been through it myself i can tell you that the doctors can help if you're willing to let them.
research suggests that exercise helps (if nothing else, you'll be too exhausted to think about things when you're done, although the burst of seratonin ["runner's high"] definitely helps). i find that for me, personally, keeping a journal (nice hard-bound volume which i use a fountain pen with) also helps.
I like listening to music that makes me really feel something...That honestly makes life more meaningful to me than anything else, heh...
I hope you feel better soon. ♥
I agree with notquitezeus... Depending on how long you've been dealing with this professional help might be able to really help.
go to some place you would normally really like going to. if you like the beach, go to the beach, and find a corner where you can be by yourself. take in the sensations: the smell of the water, the sounds of the water crashing against the shore, the feeling of sand between your toes...and think. I don't know, but when I feel like you say you do, being at the beach or by a lake, calms me.
Wow! I live in Cleveland, and since I posted this, I've discovered that going to Lake Erie -- especially during thunderstorms -- is the best thing ever. So I've been doing that, and it has helped.
So, right on. High five. ^^