What on earth is “Giving up on Life”?
What does Giving up on Life mean to us – the general public?
WHY do we need to know about this?
Have we ever had the thought that life is simply just too much?
Have we ever felt overwhelmed about anything and everything?
How many of us are ready to Give up on Life?
How many of us feel like we have been Giving up on Life?
How many of us want to end these Giving up on Life feelings?
How many of us already have Given up on Life but don’t know it?
How many of us are aware that our body may have Given up on Life?
How many of us are dragging our bodies around as we have Given up?
How many of us walk around with a daily tension that we just want to Give up?
How many of us are having non-stop crazy thoughts and have Given up?
How many of us think of new things to distract us but inside we have Given up?
How many of us find ways to motivate us and ra ra, but we feel like Giving up?
How many of us wake up and just want to turn over as we have Given up on Life?
How many of us are aware of the constant exhaustion we feel and want to Give up?
How many of us have overwhelming feelings about Giving up on Life?
How many of us simply cannot see a way out of the daily stress of life?
How many of us have lost trust in this world of ours and have Given up on Life?
How many of us can sense a falseness in our world and we just want to Give up?
How many of us look out into the world and see most have Given up on Life?
How many of us witness others in our community who have Given up on Life?
How many of us get caught up in other people’s stuff and we want to Give up?
How many of us spend our time comparing with others and that is why we Give up?
How many of us take on work pressures and coping is so hard, we want to Give up?
How many of us keep on going, but deep down we know we have Given up?
How many of us bop along in life knowing we have Given up a long time ago?
How many of us are totally dishonest and make out we have not Given up on Life?
How many of us find solutions to function because we have Given up on Life?
How many of us become lonely inside, because we have Given up on Life?
How many of us are honest to say we take drugs, because we have Given up?
How many of us seek false relationships because we have Given up on Life?
How many of us don’t like our daily choices, so we want to Give up on Life?
How many of us just can’t stop blaming others and that makes us want to Give up?
How many of us spend loads of time looking at others on social media, as we have Given up on our own life a long time ago?
How many of us want to get out of this ‘Giving up on Life’ syndrome but have no idea where to start?
How many of us wish we could knock out these ‘Giving up on Life’ feelings, but have no clue how to do it?
How many of us, if we are really honest, feel that there is simply no point to life and have made a choice to Give up on Life, the world and its brothers?
How many of us just dream about ‘happy days’ as life sucks in every area and we simply cannot shake off these ‘Giving up on Life’ feelings?
How many of us have compartments of life that feel like we have Given up on, like relationships or work?
Giving up on Life may not be obvious to most of us but what if the signs are there and we are simply not aware of it?
What if the following real life examples are signs of Giving up on Life?
Feeling lost inside
Feeling empty inside every single day
Feeling like something is missing
Feeling dis-connected from everyone
Feeling dis-connected from our body
Not wanting to wake up
Nothing to look forward to
Struggling to get to sleep
Sleepless nights most days
Sleeping through alarm clocks
Needing coffee first thing
Needing something with sugar all day
Bopping along in life feeling exhausted
Using substances like alcohol and drugs
Eating crap food and ignoring how it feels
Being out of context with our eating habits
Not able to cope with daily simple tasks
Overwhelmed by the smallest thing
Moods going up and down fast
Making a mountain out of any issue
Super sensitive to what others say
Indulging in the drama and not dealing with it
Always distracting from the real problems
Reading nonsense on Internet
Blaming everyone for life
Ugly thoughts all the time
Convincing thoughts that are not true
Feeling like a victim of circumstances
Pretending to be nice to family
Hating parents for childhood hurts
Playing the part by showing up at every family event
Putting up with the arrangements in our relationships
Keeping up with the neighbours to look good
Having a mask at work to hide
Fired at work for no good reason
Lost the promotion
Suddenly lost the job
Talking about retirement in our 30’s
Forced to take early retirement after years of work
Living on state welfare with no exit plan
No motivation to work now or in the future
Struggling with money and the responsibility
More debt than money coming in each month
Having plenty of money and ignoring the world
Running marathons when our body is on the floor
Signing up for the latest fitness craze to look popular
Making the gym the biggest priority in life
Mind hanging out in a very dark place
Finding ways to self-harm everyday
Plotting and planning how to self-harm
Self-harming to the point where it overtakes life
Ignoring close friends
Sabotaging any offers of support
No eye contact with humans
Scared to go out on public transport
Making sure no engaging in social life
Dreading visits to seek medical help
Crying for no reason
Spending hours feeling sorry for self
Making up stuff to cover up feelings of sadness
Day dreaming and staring into space for days
Doing the new age spiritual stuff to escape life
Travelling the world to escape real life stuff
Using hobbies to keep the mind busy
Making out we are doing things for charity
Staying busy with anything and everything
Following others in a congregation, like sheep
Jumping on the bandwagon of what others are up to
Unable to say No to others even when it hurts
Allowing others to abuse us when we know it is wrong
Zero focus on any task in hand
Lack the energy to deal with life
Pointless contributing to life as it sucks
Finding daily chores Boring
Having no purpose in life
Totally lost with no direction
Having repetitive thoughts of ending life
No role models to confirm there is another way
Accepting that a hard life, full of struggle is ok
What if we start Giving up on Life at a young age as we never felt truly met by those who raised us?
What if we had feelings of Giving up as a child because we could not sense any real role models?
What if the Giving up on Life seed was planted a long long time ago and we have never been able to move from that?
What if our life force started draining at a young age but it goes undetected as those around us are too exhausted to notice?
What if the draining is because we had to numb our feelings and become something we are truly not?
What if we tried to become something we are not because we wanted to please our parents?
What if the lack of connection we felt as a young child, left a void – an emptiness and we started filling it up with all the distractions the world offers us?
What if this void leads us to ill behaviours that are un-natural but they fill up the gap – the empty feeling that lives inside us every single day?
What if Giving up on Life is because we have a lack of Commitment to Life?
What if taking Responsibility and making a choice to Commit to Life is the answer to the Giving up on Life syndrome?
What if the Simple Living blog “Commitment to Life” has the answer to Giving up on Life?
Could it be that Simple?
If you are feeling suicidal, contact your GP for support or the Suicide Helplines.
In a crisis contact your emergency services.
UK – Samaritans available 24 hours
Tel: 116 123
Childline – for children and young people
Tel: 0800 1111
USA – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Check International Association for Suicide Prevention Resources on Crisis Centers