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Why do I feel so empty?

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Last Updated: 09/08/2020 at 8:37pm
Why do I feel so empty?
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Johanna Liasides, MSc


I work with youth and young adults to help them improve depressive symptoms and self-esteem as well as effectively address family, relationship and peer conflicts.

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October 25th, 2015 3:21am
Empty feelings can be caused by a variety of things, mostly by loneliness, depression or breakups..
August 23rd, 2015 9:10pm
Feeling empty is a feeling many people share. I feel empty when I feel alone and bored, so I try to focus on doing things that make me happy, like playing music, writing poetry, painting and hanging out with friends. The best way to avoid feeling empty is to occupy your time with things you enjoy doing. Watching movies and reading books is very nice because it drags you to a different reality! If feeling empty and depressed is occurring too often, check with a therapist, a counselor or a psychiatrist! It is important to get yourself help.
August 27th, 2015 6:15pm
Its not always an easy answer to give someone on why they "feel" a certain way. If you are having feelings of emptiness or other stressful or emotional feelings such as (lonliness,distress, depression) or anything that you don't fully understand, you may want to try seeking professional help such as therapy or counseling to help you sort out your feelings. If you are underage, you may want to first talk with your parents or a trusted adult to help you further.
August 30th, 2015 5:20pm
I think the real question is what can you do to stop feeling empty. First and foremost get professional help. But perhaps that isn't necessary for you . Maybe all you need to do is help others, mediate, go for a walk, have a good talk with a friend or trusted one, practice something, do your homework for once ;), try something new, exercise, listen to music or just go to sleep finally. It's been way too long since you have had a good night sleep hasn't it?
November 4th, 2015 3:51am
That can be a really hard question to answer. Have you been grieving a loss? Are you lonely? It can happen for a large variety of reasons.
August 29th, 2015 9:45am
The feeling of emptiness can happen to all kinds of people. You should make a list of life goals to work towards.
September 6th, 2015 4:56pm
You feel empty most probably because you haven't found the thing that flames your entire being-your passion. You should actively seek for your passion if you do not think you have one yet. If you don't think you have one, at all, that's okay too. Do not feel bad for yourself. Try to speak to your heart and feel what it directs you to do.
September 12th, 2015 11:57am
You might feel empty because you feel like you lack something in your life, or you feel like you have lost something.
October 31st, 2015 12:16am
It could be because you are experiencing something that upset you. This feeling will be temporary it does get better
November 15th, 2015 8:42am
feeling empty a sign of depression.may b ur depressed bcz of some trauma.something hurt u or let u down
November 27th, 2015 10:43pm
A feeling of emptiness could be caused by emotional distress or feeling as though nothing is going right for you, when i was thirteen i was completely empty inside, i would cry daily and have constant panic attacks inside of school as well as outside\at home. Eventually I asked for help, and I soon realised why i felt so empty, I highly recommend speaking out and asking for help from those around you. stay strong :)
March 6th, 2017 8:07pm
Sometimes I feel empty just because I don't know which way to turn or who to talk to. Life is never perfect however you have to set yourself on a path you have to understand why you feel empty and then you can do with an empty feeling.
September 10th, 2015 9:05am
I can't answer the why, you are the person who defines that initially. However, I can give advice on how to try and find ways out of it. Do things that you love, or that make you feel at peace. If you don't currently have anything that has this effect on you or it isn't working, try new things. The thrill and adrenaline tend to dull other thoughts and emotions as they are primarily the most prominent one. Also, make sure not to over-exert or stress yourself, as this may do more harm than good. I hope this little bit helped as much as you hoped it would.
September 17th, 2015 9:00pm
You haven't found anything to fill the void, be it something to do, love, appreciation, anything in between.
September 20th, 2015 10:27pm
There are many reasons that cause us to feel empty. Being alone can make you feel empty. You must have a friend or a pet by your side.
October 31st, 2015 1:27pm
Do you feel empty or do you feel nothingness? How does this emptiness show itself? Are there things you like doing?
November 1st, 2015 11:10pm
You are not fulfilling your potential. Go out and do stuff. Observe what you enjoy, what is your passion and pursue it. Set your life goal and go for it. Dream big and love what you do. Enjoy your path.
November 11th, 2015 4:36am
You may not just feel empty but you make just feel numb. I have felt like this before, sometimes it is due to life changes that we are not able to control, and at other times there may not be a solid reason that we can link to this feeling, but it is important to know that you are able to overcome this feeling, by talking here your making steps to change this feeling.
November 18th, 2015 2:48am
You are missing something that you have had or would like to have. but sometimes it isn't always what you think it is. Listen to your inner self, observe your behaviour and your reactions and then figure out what's missing and go find a way of filling that empty space!
November 19th, 2015 9:42pm
We all are not going to have great days. But just know people care and its natural to feel down at times.
November 20th, 2015 8:05am
You've probably fallen into the pits lately, you're lonely, tired, under-stimulated. You won't be stuck this way for long, just keep climbing and keep looking for answers.
November 21st, 2015 10:10pm
Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? If not, then start reading the will fill you from head to toe with the love He has for you. Rest in His loving arms.
August 21st, 2015 1:01am
becuse your sad for something and its oka to feel like that and its a thing that people feel like sometime
August 26th, 2015 6:12pm
It could be because you aren't doing something that you love, also it could be because of a recent breakup...but in most cases the best thing to do when feeling empty is to get yourself busy doing things that you enjoy.
September 19th, 2015 5:08am
Find something to fill your emptiness. A nice hobby or maybe a new friend or relationship. Love is a powerful feeling!!!f its a great way to fill that void
September 26th, 2015 2:22am
I think that sometimes you can feel empty as a result of you or someone else repressing a part of you. But other times it's because of depression, which is something you can talk to different professionals about and they can give you the proper care. Remember to do the things you love or used to love. Stay active and still take care of yourself.
October 30th, 2015 4:11pm
As I experienced, emptiness is the period which comes after being depressed or doing something regularly, so that we lose that joyful feeling when we do a thing or just finish it.
November 5th, 2015 12:12am
It could be caused by a number of things. A persons emotions are typically affected by their surroundings. Try to figure out your major stressors in life and address them somehow. Without speaking personally, I cannot give better advice to you. If your emptiness, or depression, worsens or is already unbearable, seek professional help immediately.
November 6th, 2015 11:20pm
Sometimes there is not an actual reason for feeling empty. It's a way of coping with overwhelming feelings.
November 8th, 2015 4:19pm
I understand how you feel, but it won't last forever. You will find meaning and happiness in life.:)