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Languishing: what to do if you're feeling restless, apathetic or empty

By Jolanta Burke, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
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If you’ve been feeling restless, apathetic or even emotionally empty since the pandemic began, you may be “languishing”. Languishing is described as an emotional state of limbo, aimlessness and low mood, which can last for a long time. But while languishing isn’t itself considered a mental health disorder, it could ultimately lead to anxiety or depression.

Many people may even have experienced – or may still be experiencing – languishing without really even know what it is or why they’re feeling that way. In…The Conversation


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