Emotional numbness is a process (mental and emotional) of disabling feelings in response to a traumatic event. EA can be a side effect of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety or one of the symptoms of depression.
In some cases, this condition may indicate that the person is not ready to deal with negative emotions, so it pushes them away to avoid the need to work on them. People who have experienced emotional numbness describe it as “inner emptiness”, “complete lack of emotion” and so on.
What to do if you are experiencing emotional numbness?
When you feel that you may have numbness, try to counteract it:
move (currently sensitive weather, so treat yourself to a walk in the fresh air, admire the spring);
do physical exercises (there is an opportunity to practice with coaches);
do the things you love (it will not only be distracting, but also return to normal life);
normalize your sleep (at least 8 hours of healthy sleep);
communicate with family and friends;
add plant foods to your diet.
If you can not cope on their own, it is better to seek the help of a specialist.