What causes apathy?
An overview of what apathy is, why people experience it and how to deal with it:
By definition apathy is a the absence of passion, excitement and emotion or even a suppression of these feelings as well as a lack of interest for things that other people find thrilling. It is normal for people who are experiencing apathy to still have goals but it is very hard and things may not always work out. For each person the experience of apathy is different and the reasons as to why they are experiencing this feeling vary as well. The three main reasons that people can experience apathy are if you feel that the plans you have for yourself will not work out, if you have lost having faith in yourself and if you believe that you will not ever reach any of the goals that you have set for yourself in the first place.
With that being said it is very important to know that if someone has apathy then depression may be next; for those people who are experiencing true apathy than they need to be looked at and treated for a possible case of depression as well. The sooner you get treated than the faster you will feel better and the less you will have to go through that is negative, so when you first notice that something is different or off you should try to take care of things.
To best deal with apathy you need to know how the mind and body work especially the subconscious of both; think of the feeling of apathy as a friend saying that they don’t trust what is going on so you need to find something else. For example simply find another plan that you are more comfortable with, to arrive at a new plan you can talk with other people, talk to a doctor, learn new things, acquire new skills, read a book and more. You should also move away from your emotions, this simply means that once you have a new plan you won’t be comfortable for a bit of time until that plan works and until that plan works then your subconscious will be there for you to make sure that it works out; for the new plan to work out it will take a lot of hard work and sometime but in the end it is well worth it.
In the end the best thing that you can do for yourself if you have apathy is too straight up take control of your life and everything about it. Nothing will change or get better unless you make sure that it happens yourself. Saying things will get better may make you feel better for a few minutes but saying things and doing things are different, action needs to be taken in order for things to actually get done and for things to get better. Having solutions that are creative or making achievements that are very big are extremely helpful.