Hey there,

Do you ever find yourself in a state of meh? You know, when you’re feeling apathetic and just don’t give a darn about anything? 

woman sad and apathetic

photo credit Liza Summer

Well, it turns out that science has a term for this – it’s called anhedonia. Fancy, right? But don’t worry, we don’t need a PhD to get our mojo back.

So, how do we break up with apathy? First things first, let’s admit that it’s okay to feel this way sometimes. Life can be overwhelming, and it’s normal to feel a little blah from time to time. But if you’re stuck in this state for too long, it’s time to take action.

Start by identifying what’s causing your apathy. Is it work, relationships, or just a lack of purpose? Once you know what’s weighing you down, you can start to take steps to lighten the load. Maybe it’s time to set some new goals, or perhaps you need to make some changes in your personal life.

energetic woman in social setting

photo credit Askar Abayev

But here’s the kicker – you don’t have to do it alone. Connecting with others who share your interests or passions can be a great way to get motivated again. Plus, science tells us that social support is a key factor in our emotional wellbeing. So, join a group or club, take a class, or attend an event that piques your interest.

And don’t forget about self-care! It may sound like a buzzword, but it’s important. Treat yourself to something you enjoy, whether it’s a long walk in the park or a delicious meal. When we take care of ourselves, we’re better able to tackle life’s challenges.

So, if you’re feeling a little meh, remember – it’s temporary. Break up with anhedonia and get your groove back. You got this!