If you’re feeling despondent in your life, it won’t be long before you start feeling desperate to make a change. Nobody likes to feel stuck or like they aren’t enjoying their life, but it’s usually something we all have to go through at some point. If you want that excitement and zest for life again, here are 12 ways you can start falling in love with your life:
- Do Something You’ve Always Wanted To Do
Perhaps there’s something you’ve always wanted to try. This may be something that occasionally pops into your head but you push aside thinking it’s not possible. Perhaps it’s something you think about at least once every day but think there’s no way you can do it. Whatever it is, start looking into your possibilities now. Whether you want to drive a fast car, go on a skydive, or do something else, there will be a way for you to do it. Show yourself you can do anything!
2. Start A New Hobby
When you’ve fallen out of love with your life, starting a new hobby can help to bring back that excitement and make you feel like you have a purpose. Don’t take the hobby too seriously or you’ll fall at the first hurdle. Instead, just have fun with it, take it one step at a time, and see how it goes. You could start knitting, baking, making earrings from clay, or doing pretty much anything else you want. Just remember that expecting a certain outcome will kill your productivity, so just take your time and see what happens.
3. Get Out Of Your House
How often do you actually get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors? We all need sunlight and fresh air from time to time! See if you can go for a walk for a short while each day, or even a longer walk a couple of times a week. Start noticing things that you may not have noticed before, such as the birds, the birdsong, the different smells and sights, and anything else that can help you to live more in the moment. Getting back to nature is a wonderful way to let go of stress and live in the moment.
3. Go Hard On Self Care
Taking care of yourself should not be a second thought! Go hard on self care and make sure you see it as a priority. Self care can encompass many things, but if you’re not used to it you should start with the basics and then build on it from there. For example, the basics could be a simple skincare routine, taking a longer bath with fancier products, and taking time to meditate.
You might also want to invest in things to make sure you’re getting a good quality of sleep, like a bed canopy that blocks emf. Your sleeping pattern and sleep quality can make a huge difference to your wellbeing, and you’ll be able to tell the difference. Try for 7-8 hours of quality sleep a night and you should wake up feeling ready to tackle the day ahead rather than dreading what’s to come.
4. Assess Your Day Job
For many, their day job is one of the things making them so unhappy. Now, it’s important to note that you don’t need to have the ‘perfect’ job or love every single aspect of your job to be happy. Some people are fine with their job being satisfying but with low pay, while others prefer the opposite. It’s all about what you can put up with personally, and what you feel you need from your role to be happy. You’re going to spend a large portion of your time working, so making sure you have what you need is essential to your overall wellbeing and happiness.
5. Do More Things With The People You Love
Try to do more things with the people you love. This can be difficult as friends age, families grow, and commitments get in the way, but even if you can just make a little time to catch up, it’ll make a difference. Plan a catch up over coffee, or even just a FaceTime call if you’re feeling devoid of human connection. You might not even realize that the lack of human connection is responsible for the way you feel, but we need it to thrive. Make more time for those you love and plan regular events so you have things to look forward to. If you don’t feel you have a close knit circle that you can do things with, then aim to make friends in other ways. Usually, once you start living your most authentic life and doing things you enjoy, you will naturally attract people who you get along with.
6. Stop Expecting Perfection
You put yourself under an untold amount of pressure when you expect perfection from yourself. You can only do what you can do, and you should assume that you’re always doing your best at any given time. You will usually procrastinate when you expect perfection, and this means you will get less done. Getting something done is better than getting nothing at all done! If you’re a bit of a perfectionist, practice being kinder to yourself, and notice when you expect the impossible. In any situation, consistency and effort is better than perfection.
7. Travel More Often
You don’t have to travel to far off, exotic countries to enjoy your life. Go to nearby cities, and even aim to explore your own city more thoroughly – there are all kinds of things you may not have seen. Take yourself on little trips, even if you go alone. You’ll also learn to enjoy your own company this way, which is very healthy!
8. Practice Gratitude Every Day
Every day, try to find at least 3 things to be grateful for in the morning, and 3 things to be grateful for at night. When you practice gratitude every day, you’ll quickly realize that you have so much to be grateful for, and you’ll spot amazing things more readily. It’s all about training your brain with consistency!
9. Dedicate Time To Self Improvement
Everyone could use a little self improvement. This doesn’t mean you should see yourself as a project that is never complete (this is unhealthy for obvious reasons), it simply means you should try to open your mind and learn to look at things differently. There are lots of free resources on YouTube, and so many great audiobooks so you don’t even need to read a physical book! Many of these books deal with relationships, self worth, and other important topics.
10. Learn To Live In The Moment
If you’re not loving your life, you could be thinking about the past and worrying about the future – this means you’re not living in the moment. When you find yourself drifting, whether in the middle of work or a conversation, try to bring yourself back. Doing this often enough can also help you to train your brain.
11. Surround Yourself With Positive People
If you spend time with people that don’t support you or make you feel good, you’re wasting precious time and energy. This doesn’t mean you should cut everybody out of your life, but you should be selective about who you spend the most time with and who you share your good news with.
12. Find Some Exercise That You Enjoy
Exercise is a great way to release happy hormones. You don’t need an aesthetic goal to do it, either. You can aim to get faster, stronger, or even just happier. Just enjoy what you do and you’ll love the short and long term benefits!