4. You don’t have any passions to pursue
“Life is empty and meaningless because life is empty and meaningless.” – Werner Erhard
When you don’t have any dreams in life that you want to follow with determination and achieve, your life can lack meaning and purpose. Your goals, ambitions, and dreams define who you are. Your passion drives you forward in life and the sense of achievement makes you feel fulfilled. Even when you fail, you learn from the experience and try a different approach to move ahead. But when you lack the dream, you don’t have any drive to move forward. You don’t have any purpose. You don’t have any reason to wake up in the morning and make a difference in your life.
How to fill your inner void
“Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths.” – Kamand Kojouri
Once you know what exactly is making you feel empty, you can understand how to fight and overcome it. Here are a few suggestions you can follow to get started and live your best life.
1. Practice self-love
“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Proske
Your feelings will tell you everything you need to know about how you treat yourself. The first step to get rid of this emptiness inside starts with loving yourself. Be mindful and aware of your thoughts, emotions, and body. Instead of engaging in self-abandoning behavior, talk to yourself with compassion and kindness like you would with a friend. Remember, you are your own best friend. So treat yourself accordingly. It means paying attention to what your thoughts and emotions are telling you and taking responsibility for doing what’s necessary.
2. Acknowledge your emotions
Self-love also means opening up to uncomfortable feelings like loneliness, heartbreak, pain and allowing them to heal simply by letting them pass naturally, instead of holding on to them. Learn to embrace your emotions and yourself. Your feelings are a reflection of you at this moment. The more you pay attention to your feelings and emotions, whether positive or negative, the better you will be able to connect with your authentic self. So allow yourself to grieve and mourn if you need to as it will help these difficult emotions to pass. Be compassionate with your feelings without judging them.
3. Spend time with yourself
“Become totally empty. Quiet the restlessness of the mind. Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness.” – Laozi
Instead of investing in unproductive activities and unhealthy addictions like TV, computer games, alcohol and drugs, look inside and just spend some quality time with yourself. Focus on what makes you feel excited about life. What your passions, dreams, and desires are. What you are afraid of. Sit with yourself and identify what needs you have how you can fulfill them. Do things that you enjoy or used to enjoy when you were younger. Write, paint, exercise, cook or whatever you may find interesting. Meditating can also help you understand your needs and refocus on yourself. This will help you find more meaning in your everyday life.
4. Appreciate your life
Another excellent way to overcome your emptiness is by practicing gratitude. Psychological studies have revealed that practicing gratitude can help you imbibe positive emotions and feel a lot more satisfied and happier in life. It allows you to develop better social skills and build stronger relationships. By appreciating who you are, what you have & being thankful for your life, you will gain a whole new perspective in life. You will stop taking good things for granted and shift your mentality from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset. You will start focusing more on what greatness is already present in your life instead of all that you don’t have. Gratitude will help to reduce your stress and anxiety, enable you to enjoy the little things in life and make you more open to receiving blessings from the universe.