Lately I have been feeling really detached from my day to da

Lately I have been feeling really detached from my day to day life. There are moments when I feel barely present in my day, like I am observing the world from someplace else. A place where none of what is going on around me really matters. I keep wondering what the point of any of this is. I get that I have to work for pure survival purposes, and like anyone else I have bills to pay, but I dont understand why lately it really does just feel like survival. I am having a hard time with feeling joy lately. My life is not bad, I lead a very quiet existence and I am aware that I really do have more comforts than most, but none of it seems to fill the void I am currently being swallowed by. I know that this will probably all pass and life will continue but as I sit here in my quiet little office, trying to do my job I find myself wondering if anyone else out there understands any of this. The best I got from the people I work with today was snark and sarcasm. I shouldn’t be surprised because that’s kind of the thing here, but today it’s really just hit me wrong and I am feeling more alone than I have in a very long time.

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jonthecomposer's picture

I've felt that way most of my life, so I know where you're coming from. Feeling like you are just surviving, have no hope, or are lonely can be really REALLY difficult. Hope your days start improving.

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May 26

Ya i think most of us here feel the same way from time to time. I sometimes think about my point of existence. Am i here just to work and pay bills or is there actually a purpose for me here. Our whole life is a struggle. Our worries never end. Right from childhood, we're pressurised to get good grades, jobs, a partner, a home, money and so on. We gotta try and focus on each day and just not think too much

May 27

I can relate. Unless you can get a job that is your passion, like LindaLindaEye3 with her writing, work feels like survival, imho. After many years, I left my first career that made me miserable, took a pay cut, and went into Ceramics. That was one of the greatest times in my life. Now I am disabled from an injury, almost 3 years. I can't do Ceramics, or my earlier career. I am limited in leaving the house. I've felt so lost for so long from my bad neck. I can't find direction or purpose. So my situation is different now, but I can still relate, and I have been where you are. Have you thought about looking for another job, even if it's in the same field? Your office environment doesn't sound very supportive. Finding a healthy and supportive work environment is easier said than done, I know that would be hard. But like you said, I believe with time you will come out the other side of this down period. Hopefully I will too. We just need to get through each day first.


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