Have you ever felt that feeling in the center of your chest that something isn’t right? You feel a sense of anxiety, restlessness, and loss of directions. You do all these menial tasks that don’t really amount to anything but a false sense of accomplishment. I know this sounds pretty dark, but that is the truth of ignoring all of your problems. Think of the alcoholic who has issues in their relationship but never confronts the situation with their significant other. Think of the guy who wants to write a great novel, but is too busy in watching movies and reading novels for “inspiration” or the person who binge watches television series to avoid doing their assignments.
These distractions are therapeutic in nature, but the type of therapy that acts as an emotional band-aid, not fixing the problem entirely. The thing is, the longer someone allows these distractions to inhibit the right habits, the more these distractions become the norm. We forget that they are a distraction and think of them more as the everyday deed. This starts with having that feeling when we know we have to get something done. There’s that feeling that we want to run away from, but it never alleviates until that one this is taken care of.
If you ever feel lost or anxious then take some time alone to think about the problems that you may be facing in your current situation in life, whether they are big or small. A definite action is a right cure for all of this turmoil. Spend some time alone if necessary to really consider the things you want. It appears selfish, but nothing else in life is more important than this. Beleive it or not, your well-being does comes first. Think about all the things that you have been doing up to this point because you felt you had to or to please others. There is a way to get out of this trap. Think about your goals and break them up into small everyday tasks to take away its overwhelming venture. Then once you’re done with those tasks, it is easier for you to go about your day without feeling bad for doing other things that you enjoy doing. There is a great scene from the David Fincher movie, Fight Club, that sums up how our choices can damage us or heal us.