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Oliver LubinTriad Team
Chief Product & Technology Officer

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing

The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus — and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.


Fantastic article!

In the early, uncertain days of the pandemic, it’s likely that your brain’s threat detection system — called the amygdala — was on high alert for fight-or-flight. As you learned that masks helped protect us — but package-scrubbing didn’t — you probably developed routines that eased your sense of dread. But the pandemic has dragged on, and the acute state of anguish has given way to a chronic condition of languish.

In psychology, we think about mental health on a spectrum from depression to flourishing. Flourishing is the peak of well-being: You have a strong sense of meaning, mastery and mattering to others. Depression is the valley of ill-being: You feel despondent, drained and worthless.

Languishing is the neglected middle child of mental health. It’s the void between depression and flourishing — the absence of well-being. You don’t have symptoms of mental illness, but you’re not the picture of mental health either. You’re not functioning at full capacity. Languishing dulls your motivation, disrupts your ability to focus, and triples the odds that you’ll cut back on work. It appears to be more common than major depression — and in some ways it may be a bigger risk factor for mental illness.


Washington Psychological Wellness explores the many mental health benefits of engaging in daily self-care!

In this episode, Dr. Erin Elmore joins Dr. Graham Taylor in a discussion about treating anxiety. They talk about how to put anxiety into a proper perspective, respond to stress in manageable ways, and how to befriend anxiety and to listen to what it's telling us. The conversation continues with ways to manage our stress by deep breathing, meditation, physical exercise, eating, sleep, gratitude practice, pro social behaviors, and early morning routines. There’s are all tools we can use to keep our stress in a manageable place, and actually enhance our performance to benefit our lives.
Oliver LubinTriad Team
Chief Product & Technology Officer

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