These past few weeks I’ve questioned the essence of my existence as a person. This is what I call an existential crisis. Existential crisis are moments where individuals doubt whether their lives have significance, intent, or importance.
Although existential crises is somewhat similar to anxiety and depression, they are not the same things.
At first, I didn’t know how to shake the feeling. I’d usually struggle to make myself feel better so I decided to read more about it and I found a few tips that helped me to deal with this crisis. I’m going to share these tips with you
TALK TO YOURSELF
Take some time and tell yourself why your life has meaning. Remind yourself of the good in yourself and your positive qualities. If you find it difficult to remind yourself, talk to your family and friends. Ask them what they think about and how you’re important to them. Let them tell you the positive impacts you’ve had on them. Sometimes, all you need to hear is how important you are to the people around you and how their lives would’ve been different without you.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR THOUGHTS
At this point, you’re having negative thoughts like “what’s the point of being alive” “I’m not important to anyone so why am I here”. Try to overwrite these negative thoughts with positive ones. Tell yourself your life is meaningful and promise to do more to make your life even more meaningful than it already is. Pursue your dreams, and work towards your set goals.
TALK TO A FRIEND
Friends and relationships are a very important part of our lives. Anytime you’re experiencing an existential crisis, talk to a friend. Talk to someone with whom you’re comfortable. You can also reach out to people who have been in similar situations. They can be very helpful in times like this
LISTEN TO MUSIC
This is my personal remedy for almost anything. Music is soothing. Listen to some music, sing along if you can, and move your body to the sound. It works like magic. It makes you feel relieved and also relaxes your mind.
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