Many of us are used to the rat race, where the pressure doesn’t cease. Keep up or get left behind. This can be stressful and lead to mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, burnout and much more. It’s inevitable this will all take its toll which makes it harder to stay positive when you’re feeling fed up.
It’s important to look after yourself regardless of what others will say or think. Figuring out how is key though as it can be difficult when you’re trying to deal with a demanding job, demanding personal life, or both.
However, there are a few things you can do to help yourself if you’re feeling fed up right now. Every now and then, life gets harder and it becomes more difficult to see the wood for the trees. So if you can apply some of these tips as part of your daily lifestyle, you can help yourself be less fed up and find it easier to bounce back.
Life can get very boring, very quickly especially if you don’t have a strong foundation to lead from. Having a great morning routine will help this. Being in a state of gratitude daily will also help. But I know how tricky this can be when you’re just drained and can’t take it anymore.
Usually, it’s when life feels mundane. Like all you do is go to work, eat and sleep then blow it all on a weekend of boozing. This isn’t your fault, this is the way society has been designed. So if you want things to change, you have to be willing to change the way you do things.
You need to have purpose in your life. Put simply, just knowing why you’re here and how you’re going to do it. You don’t need to change the world, you need to know that there is a reason you work. That there is a reason you spend your downtime the way you do. If you do a quick review of those two things right now, you’ll probably see that improvements could be made. Just knowing why you are doing the job you do will be enough to give you some purpose to lead from each day. This fills up the positivity cup and makes it easier to be less fed up.
We can get so used to living a certain way and fall into denial that it actually works for us. However, be honest with yourself. Do your current habits contribute to positivity? Do they make you feel good? We all have habits that could be improved. Once you have purpose, your habits will need to change so that both are aligned. This provides you with the right action towards what makes you happy.
If you just rolled your eyes, then THIS is what you need in your life. As adults we’re too quick to dismiss hobbies because our association with hobbies isn’t glamourous. However, hobbies can be anything you want and I can’t stress enough how powerful they will be in making you happy. We often seek people and things to make us happy but this is a lie. Happiness lies within. Contentment and peace lie within. When you’re living a life with purpose, you know why you do what you do, you know why you’re doing everything, that’s when you find happiness.
Stop being a product of the social construct you live in and take charge of the life you think you’re supposed to be living.
Spoiler: It exists.
You have to break through complacency, fear and self-doubt in order to get there.
So be brave, be honest with yourself and you too can stay positive when you’re feeling fed up.
Puja McClymont – certified coach, wisdom teacher, speaker and host of the SELF Care 101 podcast.
As a life and leadership coach, I help mission-driven individuals who are seeking direction, to gain clarity, by expanding their inner awareness through the ancient wisdom teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga; so that they can lead more purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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