Ordinary life dictates that at some point you will feel as if you’re ‘stuck in a rut’ and need to desperately claw your way out of it. This can be achieved through various ways, each dependent on the individual and the resources that lie available to them. People get to this point due to different life events, changing feelings and emotions or just a simple, ‘I woke up one day and didn’t feel the same’.
For some, it’s time for a change of scenery and travelling the world is a great way to give yourself some self-perspective. Experience a selection of different cultures around the world and expand your mind with some much-needed time away. It’s a big decision as it’s likely you’ll be quitting jobs and moving away from loved ones. Mix it up and be spontaneous; it’s a perfect change to ‘find yourself’.
A slightly less radical idea is to read more. Books are a strong source of inspiration and creativity and can open your mind, perhaps even inspire you to write your own novel or autobiography. Self-help books are great ideas and are designed to target you, improve you and transform your life. For those that don’t fancy sitting around and reading, consider investing in an self-help audio book, a creative way of inspiring yourself, improving your capacity for knowledge and a time-efficient manner of getting things done.
It seems obvious to have it written down on a piece of paper but by changing your routine, you may be able to find a new outlook on life. This is a vague notion as it can incorporate a whole host of other points, such as using audio-books and going travelling. Consider changing the way you travel or the way you live, the food you buy or the day you do your weekly shop. Anything that can be changed should be changed.
In well-told narratives, it is a motivation that drives characters forwards to the end of the story. This is no different to real life and it’s vital that you always have a goal. Have a list of stuff to do that will change your life and ensure you strive harder, day by day, to achieve it. Consider doing something that usually scares you, such as sky-diving, or start yoga and morning jogs to lose weight. If you’re tired of the way you look, seek out a new image by changing your hairstyle and investing in a new wardrobe of clothes.
Essentially, life is the way you live it; it’s true that some things are beyond our control but at the end of the day, you’re responsible for how you live and if you feel your life isn’t going to plan, only one person can truly change that notion. Be active and passionate in the way you go about changing your life and make sure you live life to its full extent.