The start of a new year should bring with it feelings of excitement and motivation – but what if you’re just not feeling it?
What if you’re feeling underwhelmed, depressed and disillusioned with where your life is going? Well, the reality is that you’re not alone.
There are plenty of people who may feel the same, but because society says so, they put on a brave face and soldier on.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’re feeling lost in life and want to make a change, are you brave enough to do so? This blog should help…
If you have come to realize and accept that you’ve lost your way in life, this is half the battle won.
Many people tend to spend their lives in denial about how unhappy they really are and are not willing to take the leap of faith and make a change.
But how did you end up feeling this way in the first place? Much of the blame lies on the shoulders of society and day-to-day responsibility.
Yes, being a responsible adult is an important part of life. But when responsibility overshadows personal happiness, this is where an imbalance is born.
Here’s how to find your purpose in life and get back on track.
This is the time for you to sit down with yourself and do some introspection. Buy yourself a journal and jot down as many questions about yourself as possible.
You don’t need to write the questions down either- this exercise can be done in the car, while doing the dishes, in the bath etc.
Important questions to ask yourself include: Who am I? What do I really want out of life? What could I change in my life to make me feel happier or more accomplished? Where is my life going? What have I really achieved in life?
Some of these questions cannot be answered with one singular answer. Some cannot even be answered at all- because your life is still in progress.
But asking yourself these tough questions forces you to reassess your life’s path. It forces you to exit your comfort zone and face what is making you unhappy or dissatisfied with life.
How much time do you devote to yourself and the things you truly love – not what your partner or children want to do?
Ask yourself when was the last time you really had fun or felt satisfaction from something you did in the day. It’s time to reconnect with this part of yourself.
Life is often overshadowed by responsibility and mundane day-to-day tasks. But now is the time to rediscover what you love by taking time for yourself each day.
Make a commitment and set aside some time for yourself each day to do something that brings you joy and satisfaction. This one small act could change your outlook on life in a big way!
Experts believe that who you are as a person is shaped by the 5 people you spend the most time with. This means that you need to look at other people as a mirror and take note of the influence they have on you and your attitude.
If you are surrounded by toxic, negative people on a daily basis, it’s only natural that this energy will rub off on you. Being more aware of the energy others project will help you to read people and deflect bad energy where possible.
Ultimately, this helps to develop your own people skills and strengthen your portrayal of how others see you. If you need to change up your social group, do so with small steps.
Try and spend less time with negative people and take note of how you begin to feel about yourself and life.
Living a healthier lifestyle will help you to feel better about yourself- plain and simple.
The better you eat, the more you exercise and practice self-love can dramatically change your perception of life. Not-to-mention, exercise releases plenty of feel-good endorphins!
Personal vanity is an unshakable part of the human condition, so try not to see this as a negative thing. We all want to look good, but what’s most important is feeling good from the inside out.
If you live an unhealthy lifestyle, it’s time to admit that you need to make a change. Start with small changes such as regular exercise each week, cutting out sugary foods slowly but surely, drinking less heavily etc.
As you begin to implement these changes, you’ll notice your mood lighten and you’ll feel all-the-more inspired to keep taking positive steps.
No matter your age, you are capable of learning something new! Don’t be put off by your age or life circumstances.
Adopting a new hobby or skill can be completely life-changing and open you up to a world of new possibility.
By challenging yourself to learn a new sport you’ll meet new people and form new friendships. Adult evening classes can help you to advance in your career and feel more accomplished. Creative classes can help you embrace a creative side you never knew you had.
The only way to change your life is to actively do it!
As a responsible adult, you may feel trapped in a job you don’t enjoy, but need to “stick it out” because it pays the bills. This is where your career has become a means-to-an-end and it’s no wonder you may feel isolated and unhappy.
You’ll need to reassess your career choice and decide whether you can take the chance and make a change for the sake of your happiness.
Letting go of a job that is comfortable and “safe” is scary indeed. But if it’s affecting your happiness, then it’s probably time to make a change and move on.
Finally, if you have the opportunity to take a trip and clear your mind do it! Sure, it may not be possible with children or a partner, but even a weekend away to yourself can do wonders.
Spending some time alone will help you to reconnect with your true self. Away from the noise and responsibility of your life, you’ll be able to see the world and your future with a clearer mind.
If you have a spouse and children, set a weekend aside for yourself and explain to your family that you need the alone time. Any supportive family should allow you this!
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