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Feeling Drained? 2 Ways to Know if You're Suffering from the "Why Bother?" Syndrome

Feeling Drained? 2 Ways to Know if You're Suffering from the "Why Bother?" Syndrome

So how do you know if you’ve come down with the “Why Bother
Syndrome?”


Here’s 2 ways you can tell immediately:

1.) Listen to your thoughts. What do they sound like?


Do you notice yourself thinking things like, “Why would I try
that again? Look what happened the other times! It was a
disaster!” or “I’ve lost 100 pounds over my lifetime so far and
gained 125 back. If I drop the weight, I’ll just gain it back
and hate myself all over again. WHY BOTHER!”

Are you trying to improve or heal a relationship only to notice
yourself thinking “I’m tired of trying, the more I try, the
worse it gets. We’ve gone to therapists, and it doesn’t help!
It too painful to open myself up just to be hurt. I’m tired of
being disappointed.”

Are you struggling with a chronic health condition and hearing
yourself thinking these kinds of thoughts: “So many people have
said they could help me and none of them have. I’m not putting
myself through that again. It’s just too disappointing. Also,
it’s starting to feel like all I do is keep throwing my money
away to all these different therapies and medications.”

Are you trying to heal your finances and noticed thoughts like
“This is the worst economy ever. I don’t have the money I
should have had by now. I should have more things in order.
I’ll never get ahead, WHY BOTHER!”
 

2.) How much energy do you have?

When it comes to making the changes you want to in your life, do
you have lots of energy or motivation or do you notice yourself
feeling drained just thinking about it?

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Feeling Drained? 2 Ways to Know if You're Suffering from the "Why Bother?" Syndrome

Feeling Drained? 2 Ways to Know if You're Suffering from the "Why Bother?" Syndrome

So how do you know if you’ve come down with the “Why Bother
Syndrome?”


Here’s 2 ways you can tell immediately:

1.) Listen to your thoughts. What do they sound like?


Do you notice yourself thinking things like, “Why would I try
that again? Look what happened the other times! It was a
disaster!” or “I’ve lost 100 pounds over my lifetime so far and
gained 125 back. If I drop the weight, I’ll just gain it back
and hate myself all over again. WHY BOTHER!”

Are you trying to improve or heal a relationship only to notice
yourself thinking “I’m tired of trying, the more I try, the
worse it gets. We’ve gone to therapists, and it doesn’t help!
It too painful to open myself up just to be hurt. I’m tired of
being disappointed.”

Are you struggling with a chronic health condition and hearing
yourself thinking these kinds of thoughts: “So many people have
said they could help me and none of them have. I’m not putting
myself through that again. It’s just too disappointing. Also,
it’s starting to feel like all I do is keep throwing my money
away to all these different therapies and medications.”

Are you trying to heal your finances and noticed thoughts like
“This is the worst economy ever. I don’t have the money I
should have had by now. I should have more things in order.
I’ll never get ahead, WHY BOTHER!”
 

2.) How much energy do you have?

When it comes to making the changes you want to in your life, do
you have lots of energy or motivation or do you notice yourself
feeling drained just thinking about it?

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Dealing with the Inner Critic

Dealing with the Inner Critic

Do you have a way of expressing your creativity? I don’t mean that you have to be an artist. (unless you are) What I mean is, do you have a way of expressing your passion or a deep desire to explore and learn more about the things that you enjoy?  

Imagine that your heart, perhaps your spirit, really wants to teach or take some art classes, yet as soon as you decide to act on that nudge you hear a voice in the back of your mind saying, “Are you crazy? Who do you think you are? Everyone else is so much better than you are. Why would you even try that? What’s the point? How will that pay the bills? etc. etc.” It goes on and on and on.

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Turn a Breakdown into a Breakthrough!

Turn a Breakdown into a Breakthrough!

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A few weeks ago I was with a dear friend and she was going through a difficult time in her life. She introduced me to one of her business colleagues who told us both the coolest thing.

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