Sometimes, as a result of stress, overwork, emotional shock, or prolonged psychological discomfort, a person may develop apathy. What is apathy?
How is it manifested?
What does the term "apathy" mean?
Apathy, which in Greek means"Dispassion, indifference," originally meant freedom from passions, a detached worldview. In modern understanding, apathy is an unnatural state of a person, which can become a serious psychological problem, and sometimes testify to mental illnesses - depression, schizophrenia. A person renounces reality, becomes indifferent, ceases to react emotionally to surrounding events, take part in life, will power is absent or very weakly expressed.
Why does apathy arise?
Apathy can arise as a back reaction toStrong emotional upheavals and experiences. Insensitivity in this case serves as an anesthetic. Involuntability also arises in some people as a result of acute unsolvable problems - personal, financial, social. About this state they say that "hands have fallen."
If a person falls into a desperate situation -Apathy arises from impotence. But it is apathy that often keeps a person's mind in a situation when it is real "to go crazy" from the possible consequences of a hopeless situation. A person simply abstracts from the relation to consequences, ceases to evaluate them in connection with the damage that these consequences can bring to his life.
Another kind of apathy is the reaction to loss(For example, close people, successful business), on a life tragedy, so many psychologists say that such apathy is "unfinished grief" when a person did not cry, did not burn out, but froze in frozen feelings. In any case, apathy is a reaction to the excess of the pain threshold, a prolonged emotional shock.
Signs of apathy
Signs of apathy are diverse. The lowered corners of the lips, the dull look, the habit of looking past the interlocutor. Many people seem to "hibernate". A person becomes invincible laziness, such people are told that a man "waved his hand". He does not feel either desires or emotions. He does not have the strength to solve problems. A person under the influence of apathy often neglects normal nutrition, hygiene, it can be messy in an apartment. In more severe cases, apathy causes a person to withdraw from contact, to secede, to "fall out" of society. He loses interest in what he loved before: hobbies, art, work, personal life, children - everything can be out of his attention and interest.
How to deal with apathy?
In a state of apathy, a person experiences a deficitEnergy. Do not make an effort and force yourself to move, solve problems, do what you do not have the strength to do. It's better to switch to something else. Remember about your hobbies, do reading. Do not force events. If you do not interfere with yourself - apathy will pass. The main thing is not to reproach yourself for inaction and remember that apathy is the time that is released for rest of the body and nervous system. Do not spend precious forces on creating the appearance that you are all right. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing your strength and will not be able to recover them for a long time.
It is necessary that you have reliablePeople who will provide you peace, comfortable surroundings. Take a bath, walk in beautiful places, listen to good music. Have a rest! Turn off the phone, get rid of the need to communicate with people who remind you of your problems or sympathize. It is best to change the situation, go on vacation, surround yourself with strangers. Apathy will pass. And if it deepens - do not be shy about this ailment, contact a professional psychologist.
Flip the page of your life
Sometimes circumstances add up to a nodeUnresolved problems. Do not despair. Desperate situations do not exist. In the worst case, you can lose what you can not save (business, relationships, or something else). It is difficult to change the point of view on this, but it is possible. Reconcile with the fact that you can not influence the situation can help faith in God, in "higher forces", which is more visible, what should happen in your life.
In such cases, it is better to move away from acuteSituations, take on the role of an observer and remain calm, even seeing that important things are falling for you. Destruction is the beginning of a new creation. And changes in life do not mean that life has ended. Examine this "movie" to the end and say goodbye to the problems, leaving them in the past. It's like how you flip through the page in the book - there, in front, is still a lot of interesting! You just need to understand that life has changed, some stage of life has come to an end, and new opportunities will open up before you. By letting the "wind of change" into your life, you also let in a new energy that will give you strength for a new period of life.