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Feeling “Meh? Have Zero Motivation? You’re Not Alone. Here’s How I’m Actively Combating Languishing

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article from The New York Times being shared by enough people that I follow on Instagram to make me click through and read it, and it felt like it was written directly for me.

The piece was about something called “languishing,” which they described as “a sense of stagnation and emptiness.” It isn’t hopeless like depression, but rather feeling aimless throughout your days.

As we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, it felt wrong that I was feeling like this—wasn’t this what we’ve been waiting for for the past 15 months?—but it brought me solace knowing that I wasn’t alone, and that there was a word to describe the overall lack of motivation I was feeling day in and day out.

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