When you feel lost and have no idea how to deal with itHave you ever feel so lost that you cannot even comprehend what you are doing with your life?
Have you ever felt like the world is speeding around you but you have come to a standstill?
Most people whether they are students, employees, or even actors (with emphasis to what is happening now) feel like this at least once in their lives.
From my personal experience, I recently started feeling like this, after I got admitted to college.
Initially, I didn't understand why I was feeling so depressed all the time. I got good grades, went to a prestigious college, had friends, participated in many campus activities, and even talked to everyone. Then slowly, I started finding faults in everything happening. All of a sudden my friends started mixing with others and I became separated from them. Then all my activities went on as usual but I didn't find any fun in doing them. and lastly, my pride for the fact that I had worked hard to get admission to a well, reputed college dissipated.
In the end, I became just a shell of a person I used to be- with no ambition, no wish to make any new college memories, and no joy to what I had started to like.
Just like any average person in this generation, I took to google - and was surprised to find that what I was feeling actually has a medical term.
It is known as 'Social Withdrawal'.
the internet definition for this is - when you slowly start avoiding activities and people you usually enjoy. It might arise due to what's happening around you, or might be because you cannot connect with anyone. in my case, it was the latter.
My financial background caused a huge virtual rift between me and my college(including my friends). And it happened totally in my head. No matter how welcoming everyone was , and how fun my college days were, to me my mind kept chanting 'I didn't belong here'. that's when everything went downhill.
If this condition is not treated this can lead to major mental problems like depression.
So I dealt with it the only way I knew how to- I talked to my parents, then I talked to my closest friends, and then ultimately I took a step back and reviewed my life.
I can't say I've completely healed, but I'm in a better position and I know I have people to take my back. In an extreme case, I would have visited a therapist or talked to one of my college therapists.
If you've ever felt like this at some point in your life, I humbly request you all to share your story in this thread.