Organising and scheduling our life can be a tremendously handy thing. Putting our time into our work and our aspirations can be a good way to motivate ourselves, to prepare for our future and take care of ourselves and our families. However, focusing too much on what we do and what we aspire to become can have a real toll on the rest of our life. We can lose ourselves in the process and feel like life is just going from one work day to another.
Are you truly happy in life? Or just going through the motions? If you’re worried that you may be going down that path, read on. Hopefully, these tips will help inspire you to revitalise your life.
Make more real time for yourself
Active laziness is a term I learned from HuffPost writer Karen Salmansohn. The notion of cramming our lives with ‘have to’s and ‘to-do’s that we leave ourselves a little time just to be. We need to work on changing those to-do lists into a list of priorities by focusing on which habits and tasks are going to give us real happiness. That means recognising which tasks you need to let go.
Take a trip with some friends
So, what do you do with that new free time? Whatever makes you happy, of course. One thing that makes most people happy is finding that rare opportunity to travel. It doesn’t matter where more who’s there with you. Stop putting it off and drop some of that ‘to-do’ list so you can spend a weekend travelling with friends. Broaden your horizons and do it with great company.
Meet new people
Variety is the spice of life. Relationships, however, casual or meaningful, are what I find most fulfilling about life. Taking risks and meeting new people is a scary concept for a lot of individuals. However, mitigate that chance by meeting the people who want to make friends. There are all kinds of apps for those types of people. From dating to much more casual buddy-making apps.
Find a new passion
I sincerely doubt there isn’t one person who, at one time or another, had a passion. However, they tend to drop off us like leaves. Education and work mean that we’re funnelling efforts into building towards the position we’ve convinced ourselves we want. It’s not too late to reignite that old interest, whatever it is. Or even find a brand new one.
Think about a new career
One of the biggest questions you need to ask yourself is why you put so much energy into your job in the first place. Whether or not it’s an industry we’ve cared about before, we all have a right to do the kind of work that fits us as people. That engages us and pushes us. If your job is making you feel like you’re just going through the motions, maybe it isn’t the right career for you after all.