Have you ever felt “meh” but struggled to describe it?
Well, turns out there’s an actual word for it: languishing. In his TEDx talk, Adam Grant explains why we feel this way, and how it’s not unique to COVID times. It should come as no surprise that languishing, that feeling of 'meh-ness' is a complete drain on focus and motivation. But, what makes it particularly difficult to combat is that you may not even notice that you're languishing. To put it another way, you're indifferent to your own indifference. Naming emotions and how we feel is the first step in managing them. So, ask yourself: "Am I feeling 'meh'"?
"Am I languishing"? And guess what? If you are, you are not alone.