6 Things To Do If You Still Have No Direction

“Life is like a steering wheel. It only takes one small move to change your entire direction.” -Kellie Elmore.

It’s easy to feel confused about your life’s direction and yourself. There comes a time in everyone’s life where they are not sure about why they’ve come to this world. It comes with being human, and people often experience such a feeling when they first start taking their lives seriously, usually on the onset of maturity. But that doesn’t mean a person can’t experience the same feeling later in life. People have often been known to rethink their lives after momentous events or when they’ve reached an important crossroad in their lives.

In order to help you along, we’ve decided to write down a few steps that you should take if you feel like you are lacking direction.

6. Go back to your roots:

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“I strongly believe that if you go back to your roots, if you mine that inner territory, you can bring out something that is undeniably you and authentic – like your thumbprint. It’s going to be your style because there is no one like you.” -Joyce Jenneson.

We all come from somewhere and whether we like it or not, we can never escape from who we are no matter how far we run from it. If you feel like your life has lost direction or you have no idea where you are going in life you should strengthen your roots.

5. Sit down and talk to a person who knows you, like a parent:

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If you have parents you can trust, then you don’t have to go anywhere else. If they are living far away take the flight and meet with them, and even if you see them on a daily basis sit down with them and discuss your feelings and problems honestly and openly. Having a good parent is like having shelter, you can always run to them when things get tough and it doesn’t matter how old you are. As you grow older you start seeing your parents for the heroes they are, it’s essentially like being a child again. So, if your life is lacking direction, talk to someone who knows you the best, it doesn’t even have to be a parent, it can simply be a childhood friend or someone you trust. Sit down and discuss the things that are bothering you.

4. Find out where this feeling of directionlessness has stemmed from:

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Even the feeling of sadness stems from something. It may be that you’ve seen something life altering and it has changed the way you perceive life, maybe you’ve been told an uncomfortable truth and its forced you to look over your life and rethink it, the point is you’ve become directionless because of something that has happened in your life. A little soul searching can help you feel differently, sit down with someone you trust and write down the events that have brought you to this standstill, after that think of a way to overcome it and device a plan to move forward.

3. Give yourself some time off to reflect:

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Take some time off from your job or your work and think over your life. You don’t have to go out and travel the world, (even though a change of scenery can put things in perspective) just take some time and do your favorite things at home, even if your favorite pastime is sleeping, do it! Stay mindful of the tasks that bring you happiness. Inside of it all, you’ll find your direction.

2. Watch your favorite movie:

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Sometimes, when I feel down and angry at the world, I open up my laptop and watch Harry Potter and the sorcerers stone, it helps remind me that a person’s circumstances don’t matter, and anyone, no matter what shape or size or color, can be touched by magic. I’m not asking you to sit down and watch Harry Potter, you can do the same with your favorite movie. It’ll put things in perspective and will bring you back to a simpler time, where you were sure about who you were and what you wanted.

1. List out the things you’re good at:

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Make a list of your achievements (no matter how many they are) and the significant things you’ve done in life, also write down the activities that make you happy, and the tasks that you believe you perform better than others. After your done, look down at it all and reflect, because inside of all of these subconsciously done tasks, is you. And that is where your direction is.

Article by Born Realist