Episode #114:

Apathy: Why you feel "Blah" and another way fear shows up

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Episode #114: Apathy: Why you feel "Blah" and another way fear shows up


About the Episode:

We are continuing our exploration of fear and its various manifestations. If you haven't listened to Episode 112 yet, I highly recommend you go back and check it out—it sets the stage for today's discussion on apathy and its intriguing relationship with fear.

Now, let me clarify upfront that when I refer to apathy in this episode, I'm talking about those moments when we feel unmotivated, indifferent, or just downright blah. This is different from cases involving depression or recent traumatic events. So, if you've ever experienced thoughts like "who cares" or "it doesn't matter," then this episode is a must-listen for you.

We delve into the apathy cycle and how it subtly influences our actions, from avoiding tasks on our to-do lists to indulging in endless Netflix binges, apathy can seep into various aspects of our lives.

But here's the kicker: apathy is fear in disguise.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How fear manifests as apathy
  • How your brain processes apathy and uses it as a protective mechanism
  • How the apathy cycle keeps you trapped and sabotages your progress.
  • How to recognize fear's disguise as apathy and break the apathy cycle.


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