“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” — Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes we feel lost in our work, family, simply lost in life in general. If you are one of those people don’t worry! You are not alone. It doesn’t mean your life is over and that you will never find yourself again. It simply means you are going through a transformation. The key is to find your power in creating a life you dream of and to move out from your current lost state quickly.
What would happen if you shifted your mindset around what lost means?
Feeling lost is actually a good thing. It’s a sign that you are ready for a change. You may not know what it will be, but something new is coming, in some shape or form.
Let’s explore 5 ways for how you can find yourself when you feel lost in life:
- DON’T FIGHT how you feel
Firstly, you can’t ever overcome any obstacle if you try to conquer your feelings. In order to get to know who you are again, you have to walk through the darkness and it is important to evaluate your feelings in order to get somewhere. Your emotions at any given time can tell you a lot about your current state and can help as the catalyst for change.
So, when you feel lost, you have to learn to listen to your feelings as your intuition will always serve your highest good – you just have to learn how to tune into it.
- TRUST YOURSELF
Secondly, the key to finding ourselves is to believe in ourselves and trust both yourself and the process of knowing yourself. Remember, the most important relationship you have in life is the one with yourself. So, learning how to trust your instinct will go a long way in discovering yourself once again.
- REMEMBER TO do what YOU ENJOY
There is no rule book to life, when you feel lost, it only make sense to use your time wisely and treat ourselves with compassion. Try to remember what truly makes you happy. Get outside and get fresh air, join a yoga studio, work in the garden, or any activity that brings a smile to your face. As humans, we feel lost because we’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere in life and we naturally worry about if we’re living “the right way,” but just keep in mind that everything is subjective. So, going down the wrong path can usually help us to find the right one eventually.
- TRY NEW THINGS
As contradicting as it sounds, you can easily lose yourself inside the familiar. When we stay inside our zone of comfort, we disconnect with what makes us come alive inside.
We all need some variety every once in a while. Is there a new activity that you’ve been wanting to do or a new skill that you want to learn? Switch it up and reinvent yourself! You may learn something about yourself that you never knew before.
Don’t be afraid to take some risks and do something that scares you. If you never try, you won’t ever know how powerful you can be.
Every opportunity that I’ve been given in life has come as a result of getting out of my comfort zone and stepping into my fear. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
- unplug from social media
Personally, this step is very important as we have seen technology has many good benefits, but it has also disconnected us from ourselves and others. If you are constantly trolling on social media and focusing on other people’s lives, you won’t be staying in your own lane, so to speak. Technology can drain our energy and send our inner critic spiraling. Try taking a weekend and unplugging from social media and technology. Tap into your creativity, do things that make you happy and connect with people on a deeper level. You will be surprised what a powerful impact this can have on your emotional and mental state.
Remember, the best thing that you can do is flow with life instead of against it. If you feel lost; remember that dark times don’t last, but strong people do. That is what you are.
Don’t ever forget, “Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.”