Psychological hunger is quite a tricky phenomenon. Still, it’s occurring with increasing frequency, which causes manifold problems. It’s not that easy to satisfy the hunger of the soul — a usual cake won’t do, as in emotional fatigue. How can you understand there comes that very hunger and how can you combat it?
A certain interaction with other people
Communication is important for a person regardless of their age, gender, and social position. When a person actively communicates, they understand that they are needed, loved, respected, that other people want to see and hear them.
Psychologists say it is a need on the subconscious level — to be heard, approved, needed. If a person doesn’t get such emotions, they get psychological hunger. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an introvert or extravert. I say it as an extravert who typically behaves like an introvert. 🙂
If you appear to feel the sense of uselessness, you should immediately fight it. For this, you need to meet with people who are always glad to see you and will be happy to spend an evening with you. These may be close friends, relatives, fellow-students. It’s important that the thoughts about uselessness pass away, or else if the situation grows worse, you’re likely to need the help of a psychiatrist.
People of structured type
People tend to feel inclined to move with the times, not understanding that they stand in their own light. It concerns people of a structured type, who are used to living according to timetables, living in a light and cheerful way, but on schedule.
A person who works at the office understands with time that their body clearly knows when to be awake and when to prepare for rest. They don’t have to clock-watch, their inner clock perfectly reacts to everything. Usually, when the schedule is 5/2, it’s difficult for people to make good use of their spare time. If a weekend drags on, they get bored and don’t know how to organize themselves.
In such cases, you shouldn’t take up freelance or any other work without the schedule, because it’ll be difficult to keep control, get a grip and be productive. It’ll only result in hunger, lack of communication, boredom, negative emotions, depression.
A need for emotions
When a person suffers emotional hunger, they’re anxious to appeal to everyone around. A lack of communication, emotions and feelings causes them to see a friend in an interlocutor and a potential partner in every member of the opposite sex.
As a result, their relations are built not on love but on a desire to fill themselves on the inside. Naturally, such relationships and friendship are both condemned to failure. Eventually it leads to a breakup, as to the suffering of both people, because it’s in the moments of parting that emotional hunger manifests itself especially strongly.
And most importantly: to get rid of emotional hunger, you should primarily admit to yourself that you feel it, and see advantages in your temporary loneliness.
Harmony within yourself will give you great relations in the future.