The New York Times: There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing
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Have you ever felt… stagnant? Not depressed, but aimless? Not burned out, but joyless? Not lonely, but empty?
This feeling has a name: languishing.
You don’t quite have all the symptoms of mental illness, but you’re not flourishing either.
Languishing manifests in the dulling of delight, in dampened motivation and scattered focus.
Research shows that languishing now has profound impacts on our mental health later.
A 2021 study of pandemic healthcare workers in Italy found that those languishing in the spring of 2020 were 3x more likely than their peers to be later diagnosed with PTSD.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was flow — not optimism or mindfulness — that best predicted well-being.
So how can we find our flow?
The more you achieve flow, the more satisfied you’ll feel with life as a whole. You’ll be happier and feel that the things you do in life are worthwhile.
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