Starting points for sorting out my life please?
August 26, 2010 9:45 AM Subscribe
My life has been running out of control for almost unimaginably long time. I am 'technically' a university student but I have been so unengaged and worried about my degree course and university the past year that that affiliation or 'student' label does not really apply. So in any other sense I am unemployed. Although I recognize the need for purpose, disciple and structure in day-to-day life, I fail to impose this upon myself.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
When I am not absorbed in some escapist outlet (which is a lot of the time) my life is so directionless, so meaningless and so empty it's beyond ridiculous. The trouble is I've spent so much time putting off actually trying to tackle what's wrong that I avoid doing so purely because I am so ashamed I've left it so long. I feel utterly paralyzed - the best way I could attempt to describe it is it is as though I a sane person living an insane person's life. Unfortunately, and without exaggeration, there is literally no-one I can explain my situation to that could ever possibly hope to understand in a helpful way (this especially applies to close family members). Could anyone offer any recommendations for self-help books, programmes or places to turn to dig myself out of this mess? Obviously the most immediate thing to do would be to take a job, any job, but I am terrified of falling into greater despair doing this.
(I know this may sound like depression, but from my understanding of the condition I don't think I am suffering with this - it is more like I understand what could constitute a happy, fulfilled life but the the current lack of fuel in the tank so to speak prevents me for working towards this)