At one point or another, everyone feels empty inside. These people blame it on a lost lover, lack of purpose, boredom, or not enough friends. There are many reasons why people think that they feel empty, however, these issues are often not the real reason that they feel empty. These reasons just mask the true problem.
There is so much destruction and chaos in the world today. This is because people feel empty inside and they find places outside of themselves to fix it. Out of their frustration and loneliness, people often hurt each other to release their true feeling. Unfortunately, none of these methods will solve the problem. At the core, the emptiness is due to a lack of love for themselves.
Margaret Paul, PhD stated in a HuffingtonPost article, “There is only one good thing that truly fills the emptiness. Love. There is only one cause of inner emptiness: a lack of love. But is is not a lack of someone else’s love that causes your emptiness. Inner emptiness is caused by self-abandonment-by not loving yourself.
4 Ways To Fill The Emptiness In Your Life
1. Try to Understand Your Own Feelings:
Unless you can understand your problems, you won’t know how to solve them. You need to ask yourself, what stops you from committing to loving yourself. The reason that you feel so empty is because of your own feeling about yourself, therefore, you should try to figure out why you don’t feel happy and content with yourself, and why you need to seek fulfillment elsewhere. If you have lost someone you love or have gone through a traumatic experience, it warrants feelings of emptiness, however, if the feeling is constant, it indicates that there is something deeper going on.
It takes a great deal of courage to rip out your wounds, and learn to love your scars. While this is not something that happens over night, if you come face to face with your ego and show it love, you are taking the first step.
2. Give Yourself an Outlet For Your Emotions:
Keeping your feeling bottled up inside is unnatural. It is also unhealthy. We are complex beings with a
variety of emotions. To simply tuck them away because society looks down on us expressing them can only lead to problems. You should do something that you enjoy and that comes naturally, such as writing, drawing, painting, singing, dancing g, and art. Anything that makes you feel good while you are doing it.
3. Commit To Loving Yourself, No Matter What:
For most people, truly loving themselves is one of the most difficult tasks of their lifetimes. We have every reason to love ourselves, however, most people who try cannot not find reasons to. For absolutely no reason, we log onto social media and start comparing ourselves to others, and we come up short. We watch commercials on TV to try to sell us products to make us perfect. We listen to other people degrade and belittle us and we believe it. The best thing that you can do is stop this behavior and make the commitment to love ourselves unconditionally.
The best way to achieve this goal is to continue loving yourself regardless of what other people think of you, what mistakes you have made, or what paths you have taken. You need to learn to love the person that you spend most of your time with, yourself.
4. Get Involved in Activities That Make You Happy:
It is almost impossible to feel empty if you are filling your time doing things that bring you joy. Even if you are down for a bit, you can get back up. Rather than submit to the feelings that you have of worthlessness, you can get up and refuse to accept defeat. You can do anything that makes you happy, whether it is cooking, yoga, or just hanging out with friends. When you replace the empty feelings with love and joy, the emptiness will be full.
Momentum and action are the two biggest enemies of emptiness. If you remain in motion, always moving forward in your life, you can start feeling alive again. The more alive you feel, the more joy you experience, the less you will feel empty inside.