Feeling blue? Distraught? Don’t know what your life goals are and where you are headed? You don’t know what to do or how to feel? And to top it all? Your favorite jeans don’t fit you anymore.
Here are 5 general/ unrealistically optimistic ways to solve all your problems so you will never be sad again! All you have to do is read this article -which should be titled something preppy with the number 5 (because everyone likes articles with numbers on them)- and read it while you gorge on something sweet or drink your 4th cup of coffee, while simultaneously scouring food delivery sites because good food for lunch now seems to be the highlight of your day. And of course, reading verbose articles on how to make your life oh-so much better. Did I mention sitting on a chair while you complain on how much weight you have gained? Or how about the awaited countdown to the weekend, till you realize, it’s just Monday!
Excuse me while I whack something to regain composure.
Ahem. *re-adjusts glasses*
Let’s put it this way, at one point in your life, presently or otherwise, you must have hit a rock bottom in terms of guidance.
You whine so much, you feel like your friends are obligatorily listening to you. You hate your job and can’t think of quitting till you find something to replace it. You don’t know whether to do masters or not, especially since now, you don’t even know the field you want to get into anymore.
And that’s just the start.
In other words, you don’t know what to do with yourself or how to feel.
Your days are a hazy blend of hours joined together with activities that grimly let time fly by. And your weekends? Ha. They now turn into days where you do life hygiene things like laundry and cleaning. They no longer have a purpose of anticipation. The bright side to that is you just don’t have to go to work, and that’s about it.
If you had read something I wrote a while ago, which talks about how you can feel something similar for the lack of creativity and artistic purpose, I mentioned how you tend to feel upset for the lack of having something to do.
But what I mentioned above is something which tends to happen when you lack a sense of purpose.
Motivation, in short.
Say what now?
You complain about how much weight you have gained, but still continue to add that extra spoon of sugar into your coffee.
You hate your current job, but you have either, no option to suck it up and complete your term, or be on a stringent lookout for another.
You don’t like how you feel about a certain situation, and you whine to your friends about it, instead of discussing solutions to sort them out.
You fear what your future may compose of, but you don’t map out the desirable directions.
In other words, you lack the motivation to fix something that’s upsetting you.
Why? Will power, effort, time, mood, uneventful situation, displeasure or opportunity? What word will you pick?
You don’t understand it Niki, it’s not that simple. It’s easier said than done. There is nothing to action it. To get it started. Unfavorable situations are more common than you think.
Well, that may be true. But here is an idea:
How about you hunt down motivation?
Learn what fuels you and how you can use it to propel you further.
Does having some quiet time to yourself help you think clearly? Does an ideal outfit help you stay motivated to fit into it? Does a book by your favorite author remind you of your personal goals? How about that picture of your dream work space, inching you towards the possibilities of its existence?
Go hunt for inspiration. Try to absorb everything that comes your way and find ways on how you can take advantage of the chord it strikes within you. Aggressively find what makes you happy, where your purpose lies, what you want to do, and what you can use to start doing it.
The effort is almost accessible in all forms and ways. All you have to do is be aware of how to take it in.
Because let me tell you, it’s not going to come sit into your lap. Unless it’s a puppy.
But the power of motivation is almost life-changing. And because it’s so powerful, the hunt must be vigilant, un-ending and most importantly, relentless.
I am not going to give you lists of: What You Can Do To Reach Your Dreams And Have A Positive Outlook On Life.
I want to hopefully remind you to motivate yourself to find what you are looking for by making a daily effort towards achieving it.
Or better yet, growing towards it. So there won’t be an end to a goal, but a nurturing of self. Which is always positively endless.
I want to tell you to STOP!
Hammer Time your way into feeling much better about life.
Good things are just a tip-toe away, get up and take that big step,
P.s. And by writing this piece, I think I have done just that.