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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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November 6th, 2015 11:35am
My head feels empty because none of the thoughts in my head are worth noticing on these moments, which results in that empty feeling.
November 15th, 2015 2:37am
I feel empty not because I am lacking in specific areas of my life but because I am lacking positive self-esteem and self-love. I think if I was more secure in these areas then I wouldn't feel nearly as empty.
November 19th, 2015 8:53am
Because you're being negative, darling. If you choose to become an optimist, you won't feel that way. You are not empty. You are actually surrounded by so many beautiful things. You just gotta open your eyes and also your heart to see all of it.
November 21st, 2015 4:47pm
Feelings of emptiness, a lack of meaning or purpose are experienced by most people at some point in life. However, chronic feelings of emptiness, feelings of emotional numbness or despair, and similar experiences may have some mental health concerns, such as depression. An individual who experiences consistent and severe feelings of emptiness may find it helpful to speak to a therapist, especially if he or she finds it difficult to focus on other aspects of his or her life as a result.
November 26th, 2015 12:04am
feeling empty means that there are no strong emotions flowing inside you there for i recommend trying to achieve something first.
November 27th, 2015 12:47am
The empty feeling you're experiencing could be of numerous reasons! The underlying cause of it could be due to feeling as if you're missing something, which may be induced by feeling as if you have a lack of a person or an emotion in your life. It could also be representative of a lack of satisfaction in life or perhaps just a lack of fulfilness! The best way to overcome these feelings is to identify what might be causing them and then approach methods of combating the empty feeling. The lovely listeners on here or your family and friends may be able to help you explore the possibilites! At the end of the day, this emptiness could be caused by something as simple as boredom with life currently or something more complex. :)
November 28th, 2015 7:46pm
In my case I always felt empty because I didn't have the people around me and when I did I didn't appreciate them enough. Since I met this someone who's becoming a great friend to me and start showing who I am to them and just gave them my kindness and love I've felt really really better. It feels like I've found the person who's been missing in my life, who makes me a better person.
November 29th, 2015 12:28am
That is most likely a sign of depression. It's like falling into a deep, dark whole and you feel like you can't get out because the whole is inside of yourself. The cause is a chemical imbalance in your brain and/ or a consequence of something bad that happened to you.
November 30th, 2015 1:55pm
Sorry that you are feeling this way.Here on 7 cups of tea are here to help,listen,understand and support you in any possible
December 3rd, 2015 10:52am
It could stem from lack of excitement happening in your life. It's very natural to go through this type of feeling.
December 3rd, 2015 10:37pm
You need to fill a void that may be unavailable in your eyes, until you find what will. And you will.
December 4th, 2015 4:13pm
Probably because I've been though a lot of incidents that have taken pieces of me each time, so I became numb to my surroundings, and empty.
December 6th, 2015 9:08pm
You might have low self-esteem or low self-confidence, or something might have happened to you that's caused you to feel that way.
January 19th, 2016 6:40pm
The feeling can be hurtful, frustrating and unsatisfying. Feelings of emptiness can start with the loss of a loved one, missing physical connection, or not fulfilling your life purpose. Take time out of everyday to write down what your heart is telling you. There are many free activity sheets online to find your life pourpose. Start with all the strengths you and others see in yourself, and work off that list to find your pourpose and your life statement.
April 14th, 2016 8:40pm
Because your too hard on yourself. You think you have to be perfect everyone isn't perfect. People feel the same as you do. Your not alone.
July 11th, 2016 7:26pm
you feeel empty is because you might feel you are worthless and no one to talk to, but this is not true . yes once a while its ok to feel empty and tht is when your day just feel wrong in every way but its is extremly unhealthy and being not nice to yourself
July 13th, 2020 3:59am
Empty because your not sharing your stuff or emotion with others due to lack of trust. Sharing is the true way to fill your emptiness. You start to feel complete emotionally balanced. Right now you have alot to say but no one to share for real. You have to search a right person to know your emptiness. Being bold also help as u never have fear of being judged. You star to believe in yourself. This faith or belief help you to grow and remove emptiness from your life. You start to feel that you're no more alone someone is there at your back to hold you the way you wanted.
September 8th, 2020 8:37pm
The world right now is extremely confusing, so it's understandable to not know how to categorize your feelings. Taking a deep breath and a step away from your worries may seem like a waste of time, but it's worth it in the end. I've found that writing down my worries help organize my thoughts. Allow yourself to indulge in things that you love and take breaks. You know yourself the best, know your limits and adhere to them. You are not alone, explore yourself and identify what you think your feeling. Healing takes time, and you will get there.