Do you ever feel like your life has gotten stuck? Every day feels just like the one before it, and months pass without you feeling any sort of growth. Over time, hope dwindles, and you find yourself going through the motions of daily monotony without any dreams or excitement. It’s not surprising that many people who experience depression also feel like their lives are going nowhere. If you don’t know what you want, what can you strive for?
If you feel in a rut, it’s time to change things up. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few ways to make that change.
Write Out Your Daily Routine
How you live your life each day affects everything from your physical health to your mental wellness. To figure out where you should go in life, it’s important to focus on how you’re living in the present. Write down your daily schedule, then identify the most dreaded aspects. What about them stands out? Which causes you the greatest sense of anxiety or stress? Then, focus on the positive elements. What makes these aspects enjoyable?
Strive to be specific. Do you enjoy working out? Reading? Walking your dog? The goal is to expand the number of positive things in your life so the negative doesn’t feel so overwhelming.
If you can’t find any real source of contentment, brainstorm one thing you could do each day to bring a little more joy into your life. It can be as simple as practicing yoga before bed, making a healthy dinner or discovering new music on Spotify.
Try One New Thing Every Week
Big-scale changes take time, and if you only strive for life-changing objectives, it’s easy to get discouraged. There are also many times that our dreams feel far-off and out-of-reach. Not everyone has the same opportunity to pursue their ambitions right away. Although you may have very real and disheartening barriers to your goals, it’s important to focus on what you can do right now.
The present moment is filled with as much opportunity as we choose. Each week, commit to trying something that breaks the tedium of your current routine. You may join a gym and go to one new workout class each week or start to meal plan and try new foods.
Seek Outside Advice
There are numerous people who can help you change your life. On the professional side, you might want to talk to a therapist. If you struggle to find any sense of meaning or even feel suicidal because of your current situation, it’s especially important to reach out and talk to someone. Therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental space to figure things out on your own terms. You won’t be told what to do, but you will guided toward positive and long-lasting solutions that work for you.
On the other end of the spectrum, you might decide to try out some psychic readings or practice tarot. Clairvoyants aren’t going to tell you your entire future. Instead, they can restore you with a sense of possibility. There are many different paths your life can take, and a psychic reading may awaken you to one you never considered.
Hanging on to Hope
No matter how stuck you may feel, there is always an opportunity for change. Unfortunately, transforming your life requires a great deal of personal growth. This growth doesn’t happen overnight, so you have to be willing to be patient and wait things out until you begin to see the fruits of your hard work.
Stay connected with your loved ones, and don’t be ashamed to seek professional help if you need it. No matter how permanent your current situation might feel, just know that there is always a possibility for change, and it is right inside of you.