Thank you so much for your quick answer to my ongoing crisis of feeling unfulfilled and my desire to get out of here and start a new life by the sea. I do see that feeling ‘burned out’ and ‘unfulfilled’ are feelings that are caused by my thoughts.
I actually don’t know how to feel fulfilled at this job. How do you feel fulfilled when you’re doing something you don’t like? I guess it’s possible, there are enlightened garbage collectors I guess. I am definitely afraid I’ll quit, and I’ll still be unfulfilled, except I will also have no income.
So, how do I get fulfilled when I don’t feel fulfilled? I’m trying to wrap my brain around this. Fulfilled is a feeling. I see that. How on earth can I come up with thoughts that make me feel fulfilled when really I just feel exhausted and under so much pressure? What kind of thoughts create the feeling of fulfillment? That’s a good question. I’m not sure I’ve ever really felt fulfilled, further proving that it’s not just my job that is the issue here.
I don’t even have any idea what people who are fulfilled think. I certainly can’t surmise any thoughts that I believe. Is there a good way to come up with some bridge thoughts, or something?
I also feel like I don’t have any boundaries at work, and they have been violated so many times that I don’t even know how to begin making them.