In the book Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl shares his terrifying experiences as a survivor of the holocaust. He shares his psychological approach of logotherapy during his times in Nazi concentration camps. Frankl insists that his key for survival was finding meaning in his life.
People were able to survive by being unconcerned about death. After arriving at the camp, all concentration camp inmates, according to Frankl, went through the various phases. This is what set him and a few of his surviving contemporaries apart from those who died, and it's a strange one. To survive, you have to be willing to die at any time. This attitude toward death, one of merely existing rather than living, permitted inmates to hide their brains from the horrors that surrounded them and do what was necessary to stay alive. In the concentration camps, all of the things we take for granted today were severely limited: food, clothing, sleep, and rest. Prisoners summoned the apathy they needed to take a key pair of shoes from a dead body or hide in a pile of dung to avoid being carried to the gas chambers by surrendering to the present and without worrying about the future for a single second.
Your life has its own purpose, and it is up to you to discover it at any time. There is no universal meaning to life, and there is no one, unique meaning to your own life. The meaning of your life is not only unique to you, but also dependent on your choices and circumstances. This is what logotherapy argues, and it turns the popular belief that you must first find your life's meaning before you can live your best life on its head. Instead, the extent of your experience of meaning in life is determined by how you act and how much responsibility you take for the decisions you make.
To get rid of your anxieties, try to make them come true. Another thing logotherapy does is give people a sense of control over their lives by focusing on their internal state of mind rather than external factors. If you're terrified of stuttering in front of your friends, for example, it may appear that your environment, like your friends, is to blame. However, you can take control by utilizing what Frankl refers to as paradoxical intention. In actuality, you begin stuttering solely because you are terrified of stuttering. Paradoxical purpose reverses this by encouraging you to try to make your fears come true. In this case, you should strive to do precisely what you're frightened of and stutter as much as possible around your pals. You'll see that forcing something to happen won't work, and you'll gradually shed your anxiety of stuttering in front of your friends.