I am pretty sure no one is a stranger to this weird feeling, the feeling of being ‘lost’…
This can occur when we know what it is we want to do and what we want to achieve, but the path before us seems foggy. We don’t have a clear vision on how we are going to get there, and therefore it can seem a little overwhelming. We all experience this feeling for different reasons, and it is something that I am really experiencing today, so rather than letting the world come crashing down around me (so I would truly be lost), I decided to do something different. I grabbed my laptop, grabbed my journal, and lit a candle, so I could sit down and write this post that will hopefully help make some sense of it all. It will hopefully give us all some ideas on what we can do about that ‘lost’ feeling…
Feeling lost can often come across as a negative term, but I acutally believe it is something that can be truly positive. Feeling lost can mean that you are about to take on an exciting and thrilling journey. Feeling lost is realising that you are searching for a higher meaning in your life, you are searching for your purpose. Maybe it means you are pursuing a better career or opening your own business, or maybe you are searching for the love you deserve – the love you should be showing to yourself. You are someone who is trying to become, you are trying to be better than the person you were yesterday. And realising that you are having these feelings mean you are awake, you are self aware, so don’t hide the fact that you are feeling lost, embrace it and give yourself a pat on the back. The trick is that we don’t want to stay in this battle ground for too long, so below I have shared 4 things with you that I am going to do to get out of this funk, to get back on track with those awesome goals and dreams.
The Journal Dump This is not the type of dump you need toilet paper for, haha all jokes aside, this is a serious matter from this point on. Grab your journal, find a nice quiet spot, and get ready to put your pen to paper. Don’t think about what you are going to write, literally let the words flow out and write about anything and everything; how you are feeling, the thoughts that are racing through your mind, and so on. Once you feel there is nothing else you need to get out on paper then sit back and relax. You may feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, because you have more than likely just identified exactly why you are feeling lost, and now you can do something about it.
Connect With Your Goals One of the reasons you may be feeling lost is because you have become disconnected with your goals, or the goals you have set are massive (go you! Reach for the stars), and you are feeling slightly overwhelmed, so take some time out to really reconnect with your goals. Once you reconnect with your goals I am sure that lsot feeling will have f***ed off and found a new home. So once again grab your journal out and do some soul searching, ask yourself what your ideal life would look like and start setting goals. If your goals are massive and long term then don’t let them overwhelm you again, instead break them down into smaller goals and maybe set yourself one of the smalled goals each month, this way you feel like you really are getting closer to achieving them.
The Stress List Let’s face it, the world we live in today seems to have us all stressed out, and this can definitely be a factor that is causing us to feel lost. Make a short list, no more than 10 items, on things that are currently causing you stress. These could be financial, career, home orientated, absolutely anything. Sometimes just getting these things out of your head helps you to relax more, but let’s take it one step further. Once you have this list, take action and complete at least one thing that will help you eliminate one of your stresses.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Maybe what you really need is to feel alive again! When was the last time you did something that scared you? When was the last time you did something for the first time? Whatever it is that makes you nervous, go out and do it. It could be jumping out of a plane, it could be talking in front of a large auidence, it could just be going to a movie by yourself. Whatever it is do it, and then do more things like it. Our greatest moments happen outside our comfort zone. I have no idea what I am going to do for this one yet, but I am excited to make it happen.