When you get older and you develop a mundane routine you start do things without realizing it. You become disconnected, just going through the motions.
You may not even know that you’re doing it or how you started until you have that random moment of awareness. The instance when you become intensely conscious of your environment or actions.
That’s what happened to me one day, I was just driving in the car and I became painfully aware that life was very blah. I couldn’t remember the last time I got really excited. I couldn’t think of anything I truly enjoyed.
If was like somewhere down the line my feelings were turned off. I didn’t know how it happened but I just realized I wasn’t feeling it anymore. It definitely felt like something was missing, I just couldn’t figure out what.
As I continued to think about simple things I used to enjoy, I realized that had faded too.
Food didn’t even have the same taste. Dishes that I once loved seemed like they had no flavor. Like, I had somehow become immune to it.
I couldn’t make simple decisions about things I wanted to do. I felt disconnected from myself.
I started to think something was wrong with me.
I was trying to spice things up in all aspects of life but nothing really seemed to take. It was like it didn’t matter, nothing was working.
I knew I had to figure it out. I definitely didn’t want the rest of my life to be like this or worse. I didn’t want to mope around forever or lead a dull feeling life. I realized this was just the beginning, things would get worse, making every day a challenge.
When you start to fall into one of these kinds of ruts it feels like it’s pointless to do anything. Especially when you tried a variety of things like I did with no immediate difference.
At the end of the day you need to feel something in your life to be satisfied, even if it’s small in the grand scheme of things.
All these feelings come about when you’re lacking fulfillment in your life. You aren’t happy with anything because there isn’t much for you to get excited about.
You have nothing to be passionate about. There’s nothing you love, your feeling about everything is eh, indifference.
In fact, subconsciously you’re constantly reminded of this which is why your feelings include distress.
Somewhere along the lines you let the things that were important to you fall by the wayside. You let go or forgot about them. You let the routine you develop distract you from your goals.
Now you’re constantly reminded that you don’t have anything meaningful around.
It’s amazing how the littlest things can make the biggest impact. You don’t have to overwhelm yourself with trying to change the world to feel fulfilled. There are 6 basic things that you can do that impact your daily life that can make all the difference.
Feeling a sense of satisfaction in life is part of everyone’s dream. Living the life you always imagined is fulfilling in itself because it’s your deepest dream and goals coming to life. It’s who you are or want to become.
These 6 basic rules will help you live the life you want with immense gratification.
1. Be true to yourself
Be honest with yourself. Don’t convince yourself that something is what it isn’t. That’s not going to make things any better. In fact it would make them worse for you. Take things for what they are and if you don’t like them change them.
Realistically evaluate what you’re doing with your life. Determine if it’s what you really want. If it’s not, figure out what would make you happy.
2. Get comfortable with your decisions
Don’t chose to do something that you know aren’t going to be happy with. Avoid going with the flow when you know it isn’t right.
Make decisions based on what works for you or makes you happy regardless of the opinions of others. At the end of the day you have to live with the results. Do it because you think it’s right for you at the moment.
Even if you’re wrong, you’ve learned about yourself and you’re still the one in control of your life. That’s much better than being at the mercy of someone else.
If you follow someone else’s orders all you will have learned is not to listen to that person again. And that won’t get you too much closer to your desires or happiness.
3. Get over your fears
Your fears are the result of your mind playing horrible tricks on you. For some reason it’s trying to make you think that the worse will always happen.
Even if things don’t go exactly according to plan, you’ll still be farther along than before and with powerful knowledge you couldn’t have gained any other way.
4. Drop the grudges
You were probably led to believe that holding a grudge against someone affected them more than you. Like it was a way to punish or remind them of something awful they did.
Grudges actually impact you more. You’re the one that’s focused on them and the negative outcome. You’re making all the extra effort, carrying the load. You’re harboring negativity.
Let it go and refocus on the things that make you happy.
5. Go for it
If you want something, go and get it. Stop wasting your time waiting for something to happen, instead make something happen.
Uncover your passions and pursue them. Start immediately knocking out your goals and living your dreams.
6. Give it your all
Once you figure out what you really want, go all in. Commit to it completely. Put all your effort in. Don’t stop until you get to the finish line.
It doesn’t take too much effort to inject more contentment into your life. You just have to be straightforward with yourself and sort out your goals.
Your goals mean something to you, once you’re living your dreams your life will mean so much more and be incredibly fulfilling.
What can you do today to make your life more fulfilling?