I have been dealing with existential anxiety for some time now and it seems to never end. Every day I ask myself the same questions: what is life all about? Why am I here? Is there any meaning to any of this?
At first, these questions used to consume me and fill my days with fear and worry. But lately, I have accept that part of the human condition is understanding that no one knows all the answers. Instead, each one of us has to find our own way in order to make sense out of life.
That being said, what helps me stay centered in moments of existential anxiety is to focus on being more present and mindful - while also not taking myself so seriously! No matter how complicated things may seem, at least I can try to accept that life’s mysteries will most likely remain unsolved.
I recently started meditating every morning before starting my day - it has truly changed my life! It allows me take a few moments each day for myself and let go of all the worries circling around in my head. It makes it easier for me to focus on being here now rather than looking too far into the future or worrying about things that are out of my control. Although it hasn’t completely cured my lack of contentment or stopped me from asking questions that don’t always have answer, it has certainly helped better manage my anxiety-filled moments.