Feeling lost? How to find yourself again

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It would be no big surprise if you were feeling a little lost right now. The world has changed dramatically over the last six months, and your life may have been completely turned upside down. Even if you haven’t lost your job or lost a loved one, it is still totally understandable if you’re feeling out of sorts and life doesn’t feel the same. Who knows if life will ever go back to normal? It’s important to adapt to the new normal, but it can also be really difficult, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re struggling. If you’re feeling lost, stuck in a rut, bored, fed up, angry or upset, it’s okay; you can have those feelings, however, if you don’t want to feel like this anymore then there are some little things you can do to help you to feel better. 

 

Start by grabbing a pen and some paper and write down what you are unhappy about, what has changed, what should have happened this year that hasn’t and what is making you feel so bad. Then write down all the things you are happy about, all the things you are grateful for and everything good in your life. Now it’s time to look at the other list, the bad one and think about what you can do to change these things. When you look at what you really want from life? What kinds of things do you really want to be doing? What is stopping you? And what could you start doing today? Pick out what’s most important to you and set yourself a goal so that you have something to work towards and action. It only has to be something small, just a step in the right direction. 

 

Working out what you want to do with your life is something that develops and changes over time, and that’s okay and what you wanted a few years ago may be completely different to what you want now. You have the power to create and to change your life even during these unprecedented times. It’s just a matter of being able to see it, take opportunities and to get started.

 

Don’t try to do this on your own either; there are places to turn. You can speak to friends and family about how you’re feeling and get their perspective; this sometimes helps to make you see things in a positive way. Then you could look further afield, perhaps read about signs of angels, get a psychic reading, or look at your star sign. Even if you don’t believe in these things, at times of worry and confusion, they can be very reassuring and help to give you some guidance and clarity. 

 

You could also read some great books; there are books like Chicken Soup for the Soul or an autobiography by someone you look up to and are inspired by. 

 

Look towards the future and think about what you will regret doing or not doing when you get to the end of your life? Or in five years time, you meet an old friend, and they ask you what you’ve been up to, what would you want your response to be?