This kaleidoscope of mental, emotional, and physical processes is often described as one of the most unpleasant situations a person can experience. It’s like pressing the “pause” button on life and being suspended in a strange dimension where an absence of initiative and hope reigns. No one should be there longer than necessary.
So, let’s look at the causes of apathy and how to manage it.
Apathy literally means “a lack of feeling”.While that might sound a bit exaggerated, just remember the last time that apathy took over and thoughts like these swirled around in your mind: “Nothing catches my interest. Everything is meaningless. I don’t care what happens next. Nothing matters…”
This unbearable lethargy greatly impacts a person’s cognition. It distorts your focus. You’re unable to focus or retain information. However, the shadow of apathy impacts your emotions even more. So much so that you may wonder if you’re experiencing symptoms of depression.
Two things must be clarified here. While it’s true that depression sometimes presents with apathy, this may not always be the case. Apathy is not always there. Some people have been diagnosed with the depressive disorder without apathy, and vice versa.
That is, apathy by itself is not a direct indicator of depression. Therefore, whenever you perceive the presence of this uncomfortable companion, you must urge it to leave as soon as possible.
First, you need to know where it came from and why.
There is no one single origin of apathy. It may be due to multiple factors and you should certainly take all of them into consideration. They are as follows: