Dealing with existential anxiety: my story

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.


Hi there,

It sounds like you’ve been struggling with some pretty difficult questions. It can seem like life is full of uncertainties and even overwhelming at times. I understand how this must feel, and want to let you know that you are definitely not alone – many of us grapple with these kinds of thoughts.

One approach that might be worth exploring - and one that has certainly helped me - is taking a few moments each day just for myself. Even when the existential anxieties set in, it’s important to take a step back and remember that there’s no right or wrong answer for all our questions. We don’t have to have all the answers! Instead, we can focus on what makes us happy and feeling present. That’s why I’d highly recommend trying out meditation - it has really enabled me to stay focused on the here-and-now instead of worrying too much about what lies ahead.

Every person’s journey will be different, but I hope these ideas have helped provide some perspective!

Hey, I totally relate to what you’re going through. It’s like, why are we even here, right? But I’m glad to hear that you’ve found some ways to cope with the existential anxiety. Meditation has been a game changer for me too. It’s like hitting the reset button for my mind. And you’re totally right about not taking ourselves too seriously. Sometimes we just have to go with the flow and not stress about all the unknowns. Keep focusing on being present and mindful, and remember that it’s okay not to have all the answers. We’re all just trying to figure it out in our own way. Hang in there, you’re doing great! Sending you positive vibes and support.