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Top 25 Feeling Numb Quotes

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This post contains some of the best feeling numb quotes.

Feeling Numb Quotes

1. “In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.” ― Carl Sagan

2. “Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.” ― Maxwell Maltz

3. “I look at you and my heart pounds, when for years, I don’t think it beat at all. You fill the cracks and crevices, take away the emptiness. And when you’re not by my side, the loss is unimaginable.” ― Kelly Moran, Exposure

4. “Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk

5. “I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.” ― Jessica Sorensen

6. “I’ve perfected the art of the fake smile. It’s not so difficult when you are completely numb.” ― Bethany Griffin

7. “Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.” ― Virginia Woolf

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8. “Some scars don’t hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again.” ― Joyce Rachelle

9. “There was no other way to say it. After being heartbroken for so long, I had made myself completely numb inside. Maybe not from physical pain, but anything emotional, yes. Sexual pleasure? Numb to that, too. I’d have been a great actress. After all, I had the perfect, mind-blowing orgasm down to an art. Suppose I deserve an Oscar for that.” ― Jennifer Salaiz

10. “Nothing else you want to do after all your dreams come true. You’ve become numb. You shouldn’t have ever stopped dreaming.” ― Toba Beta

11. “Detachment is not the absence of emotion, it is the process of becoming one with the Oneness that is the Universe. To be detached, is to realize that the fullness of all there is, is too much to react to with just one emotion, one thought, or any bias. To be detached, is to acknowledge all, without owning any of it. To be detached, is to summon forth the whole entirety of understanding, to the fragment that is the void.” ― Justin K. McFarlane Beau

12. “It’s like being numb most of the time,” she tried to explain, tried to calm herself down by putting words to feelings. “Everything feels gray, but when I do feel something, it’s like I feel it more than most people and it hurts—it hurts me, personally, like the pain was made for me in mind. And suddenly—numb doesn’t feel so bad.” ― Nenia Campbell

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13. “No, you’re not numb. In fact, you are quite the opposite. You feel things so extraordinarily with the very power of your imagination that by the time they occur in real life, the tangible event simply cannot compare to the feeling you made with your mind.” ― Ani Baker

14. “Sometimes we feel numb by the behavior of others but in reality, it can be our expectations or trust in them which can make us feel like paralyzed or demotivated. Stay calm & give time to yourself to heal from your mental peace loss.” ― Sonal Takalkar

15. “I felt like I had been numb most of my life, and now I craved being able to have real feelings: the joy, the sadness, and everything in between.” ― Olga Trujillo

16. “Shock is when language and emotion get overwritten by trauma’s numbing code.” ― Stewart Stafford

17. “It hurts until it doesn’t. You think it’s going to break you, but it won’t. You may not sleep as well at night, but you will be fine. Numb, but numb and fine are the same.” ― Nitya Prakash

18. “Pretending to be passionate when we are truly depressed doesn’t help. Numbing our feelings only makes things worse. Depression taught me to experience all of my feelings and not push them aside.” ― Yong Kang Chan

19. “Feeling must have rendered her numb.” ― Mary Lawson

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20. “Some days are a whisp of sadness and you can do nothing but feel it until it makes you go numb.” ― Nitya Prakash

21. “She has grown so numb that it no longer matters whether he might strike her or not. She does not care if he takes out his camera to push it in her face. She is not afraid of him anymore.” ― Maaza Mengiste

22. “The heart, which isn’t immune to anything, turns numb to all others, dumb as the muscle that it is,” ― Jill Alexander Essbaum

23. “I lived my grief; I slept mourning and ate sorrow and drank tears. I ignored all else.” ― Robin Hobb

24. “I don’t sleep. I just let my body lie itself into numbness and lie to myself that I can’t hear, see, or feel anything.” ― Will Advise

25. “Better to feel nothing, to be numb, than to lose control. It’s the only way I know to deal with it.” ― Julie Kagawa

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How to Cope with Feeling Numb?

Feeling numb, or experiencing emotional numbness, can be distressing and may indicate underlying emotional issues. Here are some scientifically supported coping strategies that you can try:

1. Practice self-care

Engage in activities that promote self-care, such as getting enough sleep, eating nutritious meals, and maintaining a regular exercise routine.

Taking care of your physical health can have a positive impact on your emotional well-being.

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2. Engage in pleasurable activities

Participate in activities that you typically enjoy and find pleasurable.

These activities can help you reconnect with positive emotions and bring back a sense of enjoyment and engagement in life.

3. Express your emotions

Find healthy outlets to express your emotions, such as journaling, talking to a trusted friend or family member, or seeking therapy.

Sometimes, the act of expressing your feelings can help you process and understand them better.

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4. Take breaks from stressors

If possible, take short breaks from situations or stressors that may be overwhelming or contributing to your numbness.

Stepping away from these triggers temporarily can give you a chance to recharge and regain your emotional energy.

5. Practice grounding techniques

Grounding techniques help you connect with your immediate surroundings and engage your senses.

For example, focus on the sensations of touch, notice the sights and sounds around you, or practice deep breathing exercises.

These techniques can help you become more present and connected to the present moment.

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6. Seek professional help

If your emotional numbness persists or is accompanied by other symptoms such as persistent sadness, withdrawal from activities, or difficulty functioning, it is important to reach out to a mental health professional.

They can provide you with appropriate support, guidance, and potential treatment options.

Remember, everyone’s experience is unique, so it’s important to find coping strategies that work best for you.

By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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