Disenchantment is a feeling of disappointment in the world. It can be caused by many different things, but it often comes from disillusionment, which is when goals that were once important to you are no longer meaningful. This may lead you to feel like the things you care about don’t matter anymore. Disenchantment can make you feel lonely and isolated; it’s not something anyone wants to experience. Here are seven tips for overcoming disenchantment!
The Causes of Disenchantment
What do you see when you look at the world? Your emotions tell you what you think, but your mind is also a powerful tool that can give you insights into the world around you. The following are common sources of disappointment in the world:
The obvious causes are difficult or no-win situations. This is sometimes caused by trying to fit within a restrictive system that seems to work against you. For example, if you’re an animal-lover, the next day you see a fox being mistreated by people. You may feel very disappointed in the world, thinking that this is how things always are, because there are still so many harmful people in the world.
What did I expect to happen?
This may not be easy, especially because we often carry our emotions with us when we do this. Take time to gather your thoughts and then keep your mind clear of past emotions. Ask yourself: What have I seen in my life that I think might be bothering me? What did I expect to happen? What did I hope for? How did I feel when I realized it didn’t happen? Is there anything I can do to change things? Make a list of issues and actions that keep you from being happy. Talk through your list with a trusted person, like a therapist, and go from there. You may even find that what you want, which was to feel better, isn’t the problem.
Having faith in yourself is critical to overcoming disenchantment. Finding your source of self-worth can be difficult when the outside world doesn’t seem to value what you do. Try journaling; the act of reflecting can help you to see yourself as you truly are and even bring forth a renewed sense of self-esteem. Rekindle your passion for what you do.
Invest in Yourself
Setting aside a small amount of money that you’ll use only for yourself will help you to see value in yourself and give you the power to change your perspective. At first, you may be a little nervous to spend it, but when you see how much it costs you, you will begin to associate self-worth with the money you spend on yourself.
Meeting New Perspectives
The thing about fantasy is that it’s like magic. Disenchantment can hit you when you notice that the world around you doesn’t work quite the way you want it to. However, there are several new viewpoints you can embrace that will help you look at the world in a different way and give you a new way of looking at things. You could meet people who have different ideas about the world around them or maybe there is something else out there that will replace the things you’re unhappy about. Try reading a book or listening to a podcast that will help you see things from a new perspective.
Start Over With A New Project
Maybe you feel like you’ve been doing the same thing for so long that you’ve lost your passion for it.
Making New Connections
The first step to overcoming disenchantment is connecting with new people. Even if you do have supportive friends or family, you may feel completely cut off from meaningful connections with others. By going out and making new friends, you’re going to meet new people, and this can give you new perspectives and ideas that can help you overcome disenchantment.
Another way to overcome disenchantment is to give back. Not only will doing this help you feel like you have something positive to give to the world, but it can also help you to overcome your sense of loneliness and isolation. If you volunteer, you’ll get to interact with other people and give back in a meaningful way.
Pursuing Your Dreams
A good way to overcome disenchantment is to pursue your dreams.
Cutting the Cord to the Past
Everyone has some past experience that has left a lasting impression, good and bad. Sometimes, these experiences have affected your decisions in your life, and disenchantment can be caused by feelings of anger, bitterness, or resentment. Whether you have been dumped, cheated on, or fought with someone, it’s important to remember that they are not worth your anger or frustration. You can either carry on with the bitterness, or find ways to make the past mean something to you again. Do you still speak to your ex? If so, maybe send him/her a message. If you don’t feel like you can connect with them, find some other way to keep them in your life.
Try Doing Something You Care About
Have you always dreamed of being a writer or artist? If so, try to do something that you are passionate about.
Though it is difficult to avoid feeling disenchanted, the more you do something to change this, the better. To truly overcome disenchantment, you need to look at your values and beliefs and make a decision that aligns with them. It can help to focus on what truly makes you feel good about life. What are the things that make you smile? It’s more than just looking for happiness through material goods, as material goods will fade away in the end anyway. Make sure you are doing what makes you feel good about yourself and about your life! It might not seem like it now, but everything really does end up having a meaning.
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