As parents, we can feel that we don’t practice enough self-care. When we are doing everything for everyone else we start to place ourselves further down the pecking order. And as a result, we may feel the need to preserve ourselves in some way. But the big problem is that we may not do it in the healthiest of manners. We could feel withdrawn even though there are people all around us. But if you are starting to feel like this or someone has pointed out that you are appearing somewhat isolated, it could be one of the following reasons…
One of the most obvious reasons that we begin to withdraw is that we start to avoid something that we may feel is inevitable. If we think that we can stay away from it won’t harm us. It’s not necessarily something that can impact us in an emotional sense; it may be due to a health issue. A very good example is succumbing to certain health-related ailments as we get older. We may be very well avoiding communicating with people because we are losing our hearing. When we’re avoiding people due to a health-related issue do it’s always important to remember that we can get help, just as long as we ask for it. Many people, as they get older, feel isolated because they struggle to see or to hear. But now because of hearing aids and advanced technology, there is no reason to feel withdrawn or isolated.
Feelings Of Depression
It’s one of the most common associations of withdrawal. You may not be depressed in the most literal of senses but would rather spend time in bed sleeping or binge-watching a series. You may very well start to turn down invitations to go out because you don’t have the ability to cope with being around people. If you start to feel like this you may believe it will pass. Sometimes we can have those days where we don’t want to do anything. We may very well want to preserve ourselves because we’ve given too much. But we have to remember that if we feel depressed and it goes on for a long period of time that we address the issue.
Being Burnt Out
It can feel like withdrawal but it may very well be the fact that you are exhausted. There are people who are constantly on the go and as soon as they stop they realize just how exhausted they are. Burnout is common among all walks of life now due to modern-day pressures. If you have a very demanding job, you may feel that you just can’t go into work one day. Or you may be doing too much. If you feel burnout you need to take the opportunity to recharge and truly admit yourself that you need a break. If this is something that happens all the time, it’s important to set up another plan. You may feel that you have no opportunity to create a Plan B but if you are feeling burnt out all of the time then you must address this head-on.
Going Through A Period Of Change
If we have gone through a lot over the last few years and that feeling that the ground is moving beneath our feet is coming up all too much this may very well be the real reason that we are withdrawing. Taking that time to reflect on the situation is crucial because you need to be by yourself. Being withdrawn in this respect is a healthy thing because you have that opportunity to concentrate. Embrace what questions you need to ask yourself. Go on long walks and start to think about the bigger picture as well as your life goals.
Feeling withdrawn can be seen as a negative thing from the outside but if you can’t necessarily pinpoint the reasons why, it’s important to address a few of these aspects. Being withdrawn can yield positive and negative results. We are trying to preserve ourselves for a specific reason. But we have to remember that when we withdraw it’s because our lives are trying to teach us a lesson. Everything can seem too much and when we are retreating to our bedroom or slowly withdrawing from social functions we have got to ask ourselves why. Preserving ourselves is a natural human instinct but when it gets to the point that it’s seriously impacting our ability to function this is when we’ve got to take matters into our own hands.