Everyone feels a little lost at some point, which is completely normal. What's important, are the steps you take to find yourself again. Finding yourself is all about opening up your mind and finding meaning in your day to day life. Although it may seem impossible to get out of this rut- it's certainly not! While losing yourself may seem scary, it's an extremely important part of everyone's life. If you never felt lost, then you'd never be able to truly find yourself. Keep reading for some of the best ways to help you find yourself and your own happiness.
Find your passion and seek meaning
It's important to fill your life with passion. Find what you are passionate about and let it consume you. Whether it be reading, writing, singing, traveling, cooking, etc; do what makes you happy and fills your life with purpose. This may mean doing more of things you are already love, or even trying something new to discover a new passion that you weren't even aware of.
Maybe you've always looked at life from the same point of view. This may even be the reason why you may have lost yourself along the way. Try changing your perspective and you will see great changes happen. This can be as simple as trying new things that you once thought were "weird" or "stupid". This will essentially force you to discover what you truly like and dislike. Who knows... maybe one of those "weird" things will turn out to be something you really enjoy. Another way to change your perspective and open your mind is to turn negatives into positives. Think about what you can learn and takeaway from every experience, good or bad.
Think about where you are and where you want to be
Start out by thinking about where you are now with your life and who you are. Is this where you ultimately want to be and who you want to be? If not, then it's time to make some changes. Have you ever had an aha moment? An aha moment, also known as an eureka moment, refers to experiencing a sudden understanding of a previous incomprehensible problem or even a concept. If you aren't too sure of what you want out of life try out these methods to help you feel inspired and get that "aha moment" you've been searching for.
- Draw or write
- Take in new experiences
- Think about opportunities that you can create for yourself
- Ask yourself- "How do I measure my life" and "What inspires me?"
Step out of your comfort zone
Now's the time to step out of your comfort zone! This doesn't always mean doing something crazy like skydiving or bungee jumping. It could be something simple, like trying a new food or maybe even public speaking if that's something you get nervous doing. This will really allow you to figure out what you like and dislike. And who knows...you may even overcome some of your fears.