Most of us feel lost at some point in our lives. Some of us lose our sense of selves at work, in a relationship, at home – or even everywhere at the same time.
Feeling lost is scary. Your orientation points have vanished, and you can no longer see the safety of the horizon. It’s akin to being tossed out of a boat during a storm. All of a sudden, there is no ground and nothing to grab a hold of. Your direction has gone askew.
Feeling lost in life is just a temporary feeling. It simply means you’re reaching a turning point. Yes, it can be a daunting time, but you’ve got the chance to discover your true purpose and tap into your creative energies.
There are ways out. Here are 10 inspirational tips for girls who feel lost in life right now.
Remember What It Is That You Love Doing
Often, we feel lost and disillusioned because we’ve lost touch with what it was we loved to do. Working too many hours and studying too much, we’re no longer having the fun we once had. We barely see our friends and can’t even remember the last time we let our hair down on a night out.
If this sounds like you, it’s time that you reconnected with what you love to do. Think back to what it was that you loved about life and what got your heart thumping whenever you thought about it.
What used to motivate you to get out of bed? What was it about the weekend that you looked forward to?
Rediscover your passions. Don’t make anymore excuses about time. You always have the time.
Sometimes we want the whole world and we want it now. If everything hasn’t gone to plan by the time we’ve reached a certain age, it’s easy to panic. We wanted the whole world, but it isn’t here. So now what happens?
Don’t rush. Take your time. Be patient. There are times when you just have to accept that these things sometimes take time.
Head Out On An Adventure
The grey four walls of your office might be dragging you down. They are likely what you see most of the time, and maybe it’s got to the point where you now dream about them.
If so, it’s time to get out of the confines of your office and head out on an adventure.
Exploring the world is a great way of finding yourself. It reconnects you with the things in life that matters, and opens up new possibilities and opportunities to you.
Moreover, adventures can fire your creativities and imagination and inspire you to find your niche.
Regular life sometimes traps us within its dusty wheels of monotony. Escape it.
Remember The Small Things
When we feel lost, it’s often because the big things in life have gone wrong. Maybe a relationship fell apart or we didn’t get a job we wanted.
In times like these, it’s important to remember the small things that really make life beautiful. This could be the smell of a sunflower on a summers morning or a cup of mid-afternoon hot chocolate.
Write Down Your Dreams
How do you find yourself when you feel lost? Writing down a list of your dreams can help.
When life gets so busy, our dreams get pushed onto the back burner. We no longer have the time to think about that business we wanted to start or that move to America we were planning. All we can think about is these emails we have to send off before shopping for groceries,
Grab yourself a pen and paper and write down your dreams and goals. Remind yourself of where it is you were heading before things sidetracked you. Get yourself back on the right path by setting up small goals that will help you achieve the big one.
Remember That You Are Still In Control
When we feel lost, it’s easy to assume that we’ve lost control. But this is a disabling mindset that just makes things worse.
The reality is that you’re still in control here. You’ve still got the power to make decisions that will improve your life.
Leave Your Comfort Zone
It’s funny. Our comfort zone is meant to offer us comfort. And it does – but only for a while. Eventually, our comfort zone begins to trap us suffocate us to the point where we actually feel lost inside it.
Why? Because our comfort zone gives us the illusion that this is what we want. When in reality, it suppresses our potential and therefore leaves us feeling disenchanted and unfulfilled.
It’s important that you leave your comfort zone regularly. Try new things, meet new people. Expand the borders of your mind. Leave familiarity behind and allow yourself to grow and evolve.
Stop What You’re Doing
You feel lost right now, and there is a reason for it. Find out what is bothering you and sidetracking you and stop doing it. Get away from negativity. If something – or someone – in your life has taken you on a detour, say goodbye and move on.
Reach Out For Help
Often, we forget that we can ask others for help. It’s as though we feel bad for feeling lost – as though this isn’t allowed. If we ask for help, we feel weak and vulnerable or – worse still – as though we don’t deserve it.
Everyone deserves help. And the thing is, it’s likely that you’re surrounded by people who have been in similar situations to the one you’re experiencing right now. So why not ask for their advice?
We all need a helping hand at some point. Don’t be too proud or afraid to ask someone to give you some guidance. It’s totally okay and will help you to get back on your feet quicker.
It might sound counter productive, but embracing uncertainty can work to your advantage. Certainty is linear and predictive. We always know what’s around the corner. While this offers us security, it doesn’t offer any kind of excitement.
Uncertainty can be breathtaking. You don’t know what’s to come, but the freedom can be empowering. It can give you an adrenaline rush that propels you forward into new and exciting places you never previously considered.
How you deal with uncertainty is also a good measure of your character. What you learn during this period will be invaluable.