No matter the cause of apathy, the resolution requires a targeted program of stress management/self-care that builds energy up from the inside out one step at a time. It is unrealistic to expect to move from a state of not caring to suddenly caring without experiencing anything in between. Realize that whatever you experience is OK. It is more important to accept how you are feeling and work with it vs. ignoring your feelings and suppressing them. When you suppress your feelings, you’re pushing them deeper inside making everything worse and blocking healing.
Successful resolution of apathy requires a multifaceted program of self-care. As the previous two blog posts illustrate stress and apathy affect our whole being and so need a whole person approach to resolving it. This begins with an honest self-appraisal of the root causes and then matching them with solutions.
The physical exhaustion that accompanies stress and apathy can be addressed with rest, nutrition, supplements and deep relaxation/meditation. Our recording Relaxation 101 was designed specifically for healing adrenal burnout and the accompanying symptoms.
The emotional issues involved are best targeted once some energy has returned to the system. Exploring the underlying thought patterns, emotions and beliefs that are attached to the behaviors that led to stress and burnout not only facilitate haling but set the stage for a new lifestyle/reality to emerge.
The spiritual facets that can be part of apathy are best addressed through adopting a spiritual practice that includes meditation and regular down time to listen to the quieter parts of your nature that can provide you with invaluable guidance, inspiration and insight for all parts of your life.