At any time in your life, you can feel lost, unsure of what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and what you want to do. It’s normal, and everyone feels this way sometimes, but the problem is, is that when you are feeling it, it is hard to shake yourself out of it and see a way out. So, what can you do?
If you’re feeling stuck and don’t know which way to turn, start by grabbing a pen and some paper and imagine you have won the lottery and that money is no object. What does your dream life look like? Write down as much detail as you can think of, it doesn’t matter how silly it might sound or even outrageous, just write it down.
Think about where you would live, what you would do each day, how you feel, what your perfect day looks like, and who you spend time with. If you prefer you could have some fun drawing pictures instead or finding images and making a mood board full of inspiring images. Do whatever works for you. Then close your eyes and imagine how this life would feel if you were living it.
Now look again at your dream life. When it comes down to it, what do you really want from life? What kinds of things do you really want to be doing? What is stopping you? And what could you start doing today? Pick out what’s most important to you and set yourself a goal so that you have something to work towards and action. It only has to be something small, just a step in the right direction.
Working out what you want to do with your life is something that develops and changes over time. However, everyone has the power to create and to change in their lives; it’s just a matter of getting started.
It’s always good to try and get an outsider’s perspective too, speak to someone, someone close to you who knows you well, or it might be easier to talk to a stranger or someone you don’t know as well about what’s going on and what you’re feeling.
You could even go a little deeper and look for guidance by getting a free psychic reading, read some angel cards or look to your star sign. Even if you don’t believe in these things, at times of worry and confusion, they can be very reassuring and help to give you some guidance and clarity.
Another thing you could do is to read some books, think about Chicken Soup for the Soul or an autobiography by someone you look up to and are inspired by.
You should also look toward the future, think about what you will regret doing or not doing when you get to the end of your life? If you tried and things didn’t work out, would you feel at peace knowing that you had a go? Or imagine it’s five years from now and you run into an old friend, they ask you how you’re doing and what you’ve been up to. What would your response be? Or more importantly, what would you want your response to be?