Hmm...since the OP doesn't really resonate with me, the short answer would be I can't really relate.
There are certainly times when I have been in what I call prolonged 'funks' and I just don't LIKE aspects of reality and/or my life, and often-times this is combined with my not having a plan anymore or not knowing what the hell I'm doing with my life or what I want to do with it. But it's more of a blah-grim feeling...just kinda hunkering down mentally, kind of gritting my teeth as I'm not pleased to be in this frame of mind, but still functioning in day-to-day life and doing things with people. It's certainly not pleasant for me, but the entire time my mind's analyzing things and trying to figure out my next step and trying to find my way out of the funk. Sometimes it might take a while for me to navigate through all of it. But thus far I've always been fairly proactive in trying to address everything and address whatever's causing me grief. Might just be a slow process depending on what I'm working through.
It's really hard to give a GOOD answer though when we're just talking in such vague terms without a specific example - but I guess this would be the general process/mindset when I'm struggling with some element of reality: trying to solve the 'problem' - whether it be a tangible/physical one, something to do with relationships, or an emotional problem.