Have you ever felt like the days were going by without any real meaning or purpose being fulfilled? I think it's something we all experience and while it doesn't feel good, it's completely normal. I really believe there's so much more to life than working and paying bills yet that's the majority of what I see. There's nothing wrong with working, but I see so many people going to jobs they hate only to come home and complain then do the same thing tomorrow. While the desire to make a change is there, so is the fear of losing security that many jobs bring.
If you want to see a change in your life, you have to do things differently. I'm not saying drop everything and start over (I would actually advise against this) but even making small changes will push you much closer to your dream life. So where do you even begin? How do you start to make a change?
First thing, write out a goal statement and place it where you'll see it every single day. Some study somewhere (I know helpful right!) said one is more likely to accomplish something if he/she writes it down. Be specific about what you want, but I wouldn't stress the amount of time it takes. Just try to be reasonable.
Second, talk about it. Call up people you trust and let them know you're up to something amazing. You'll need a strong support system through this journey. Please be careful about who you share your heart and dreams with. I can't stress this enough. Making a change can leave one feeling vulnerable and the last thing you need around are Debbie Downers.
Third, make a plan. You know what you want and now it's time to really map put how you're going to get there. Keep in mind life is unpredictable so this "plan" is more so a tentative outline. Whether you're going back to school, starting a business or moving away, a plan is a must.
Lastly, go for it! It will not be easy and there will be periods where you'll regret even trying. Do not give up when this happens. These are "growing pains". Cry, take a break, go on a vacation, but please don't quit. This is also the time where your support system should be really helpful.
Now it's time for you to apply these tips to your own life!
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Have a wonderful day!