A LITTLE INSPIRATION FOR WHEN YOU’RE FEELING LOST
I honestly couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve felt stuck in a rut; unsure of what I wanted to do in my career, suffering from a severe lack of inspiration and in general, feeling a little confused about life.
Without a doubt, this is something that happens to each and every one of us, regardless of what stage of life we might currently be living.
Today, I want to share with you some of my favourite tips to turn your frown upside down and find the spark that you’re desperately needing!
Get out of the house
If you feel like you’re in a frump, it may seem desirable to lay in bed all day and drown in your sorrows, but I can absolutely guarantee that getting out of the house is the very best thing you can do.
Go for a walk, read a book in the park, take yourself for a coffee.
Get outdoors and do something you love – being stuck in the same surroundings is a terrible recipe for lack of inspiration!
Change is growth…
Think about how things may flourish if your habits, your lifestyle and mindset adapt. In everything you do, remember to always be open to learning.
Learn about new ideas, new ways of life and new ways of being. Educate yourself and your life will grow… Just as your inspiration will too!
Do some pruning
The same as pruning a plant – when you take off the parts of a plant that are starting to fade, the energy is shifted to the areas that are thriving.
Think of your life in the exact same way; if there is someone, something or somewhere that is bringing you down… Eliminate it.
Unfollow the people that make you feel bad, spend less time with the people that fail to lift you up, and focus your energy on the things that mean the most to you.
Pruning is a metaphor that I recently learnt… and I seriously love it!
Question your Intentions
Ask yourself why you might be feeling the way you do. Ask yourself why?
It’s a question that so many fear, but asking why is incredibly valid. Knowing what makes you feel the way you do is essentially what will solve your problem.
If you hate your job… Ask yourself why? If you’re upset with someone in your life… Ask yourself why?
Let yourself feel the emotions, but don’t make them something that will continue to stick around!
Set Reachable Goals
I always encourage others to set big goals, but being a dreamer isn’t always a good thing.
If you get stuck in a rut after “failing” to reach your goals, set some that are more reachable. Don’t stress yourself over something that could inevitably leave you feeling worse than when you started.
If you still don’t reach them, remember to proud of setting them in the first place.
Failing to achieve is much better than failing to try.
Discover your Passion
If you’re feeling lost, confused or with a lack of inspiration, I’m fearful to say that you are yet to have found your passion!
Find something you love, something that makes you feel motivated and alive, and run with it! Don’t go searching for it, because that’s not true passion…
So instead, try new things, explore new ideas, and see new places. And hey, when you find it, you can turn it into your career!
One of my favourite quotes is: “You work to live, you don’t live to work”.
Don’t be stuck doing something you don’t love. Wait for the thing that makes you feel happy, inspired and I can assure you that your love for life will start flowing in… Trust me on that!
Explore somewhere new
I know I’ve said this about 1000 times, but experiencing and exploring new places is the most beneficial thing you can do.
If you’re unsure about where life is heading, travel somewhere you’ve never been before. It doesn’t have to be far, but it has to be somewhere new. Fill your mind with new moments and memories…
It might just give you the motivation you’ve been searching for.
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Don’t ever forget that there is absolutely no pressure to sort out your life at any speed.
All throughout school I felt intensely pressured to discover what I wanted to do, what university course I wanted to take and what the rest of my life was going to look like.
I realised that there was no way that I could plan out my life after spending more than 3 quarters of my existence cooped up in education. It became pretty clear to me that if I wanted to sort out my life, it was going to be done on my own terms…
No pressure, no time frame and now I’m here!
Look at the positives
Although it can often seem like there are not many positives to share, don’t ever forget to look at how far you’ve come!
Look back at your incredible achievements, no matter how small they may be. Being truly proud of yourself is undoubtedly hard, but you can’t possibly expect to get out of a rut if your own mind doesn’t believe in you.
You can’t go forward if your head is 10 steps back…
Believe in yourself!
What advice do you have for someone that is feeling lost or stuck in a rut?
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