It makes me sad to see how many people feel unfulfilled, frustrated, and stuck in life. They seem to lack motivation and purpose and are oftentimes not sure what they want to get out of life. That’s the place where many of my clients start working with me. If that sounds like your situation, trust me that it doesn’t have to stay that way!
Keep reading as I will share ‘5 Tips to Get Unstuck and Inspired in Life’. If you prefer watching a video of me sharing these same tips you may access the video here.
1. Figure out what really matters to you in life.
In other words, what are your core values? For me, values are like the foundation of a house: Everything you do (your life) is built on them and relies on the integrity and strength of the said foundation, i.e. your core values. For example, is it essential for you to include fun & laughter in your life, or do you value contribution to society, or how about self-development and personal growth? We all have different things that deeply matter to us. Figure out what are yours! It’s well worth your time and will help you make decisions as you start moving forward.
2. Explore your purpose
Your connection to purpose is important in life because it gives you a sense of direction. It pulls at your heart and keeps you moving forward, even when the going gets hard. And while the exploration of your purpose starts with contemplation in your mind, eventually, it has to involve your heart; it has to really come from a deep place inside of you. That place can help you become clear about why you are actually here and what your life is all about. What is it that your soul yearns to do? What is the legacy that you want to leave? What is it that brings joy and fulfillment into your life? Your purpose is generally not determined in one sitting: rather, it’s a journey of exploration. But if you give yourself the time to start that process, it will be worth your time, because it will offer you clarity and a sense of direction.
3. Choose something uplifting and engage in it daily
It can be as simple as making time every day to listen to an interesting podcast, reading a book that you find enjoyable, calling your friend and engaging in a heart-to-heart conversation, or doing 15 minutes of laughter yoga. Do something that uplifts you, that gets your positive energy moving and brings some joy and positivity into your life. The intention behind it is for you not to get stuck in focusing on the difficulties and challenges of your life. I understand that life can be tough and that you may be going through a rough patch right now. When you do your best to focus on and pick a few things that are still positive, even in the darkest of times, I trust that your efforts may create encouraging energy. And that positive energy and outlook may help you get unstuck and move forward.
4. Say goodbye to habits, possessions, and people that bog you down
When you are already finding yourself in a place of frustration, you don’t really need anything or anybody in your life that sucks even more energy out of you. So, I encourage you to spend a little bit of time every day tidying up your space and/or decluttering it. Material belongings, as nice as they are, may add heavy energy to your life and it may be helpful to let some of them go and make your space beautiful and enjoyable again. The same applies to habits: For example, are mad about yourself for pressing the snooze button too many times? Or do you tend to sit down on the couch after work rather than going for a walk? It may not be easy but, again, I encourage you to take baby steps towards replacing those habits that are consuming more of your beautiful energy than they are adding energy to your life. Last but not least, you may find it helpful to say goodbye to people in your life that are energy suckers and not adding value to your life any longer. Even if it’s not necessarily comfortable to do so it may actually be the best thing you can do for yourself: Let them go with love and cut them out of your life. When you feel frustrated and stuck, you probably don’t appreciate more negative influences or people that try to hold you down when you are finally getting ready to get moving again.
5. Consider getting some support
When you find yourself demotivated and stagnant, it can be so helpful to just have somebody to listen to you that you can just share from your heart what’s going on for you. So, reach out to a friend, family member, your community, or a professional, and ask them to support you. These people may be more than happy to help you and offer you an idea or a fresh perspective, and some accountability. When you openly share your goal with other people, that external declaration can really make all the difference for you to actually begin working towards that goal, which, in turn, creates a sense of success, progress, and momentum for you. So please, get yourself some support, be it from your personal connections or a professional.
If at any point of your journey you want some professional support, feel free to reach out. I offer you a complimentary and no-obligation Clarity Session that’s 45-60 minutes long. We will use it to take a close look at your specific situation and come up with a couple of action steps that you can take to move forward with greater clarity and enthusiasm into a more enjoyable life. Go here to fill out the short application form.
Even if you take on only one of these five tips, doing something different will help you break out of your standstill and lack of motivation.
Thanks so much for reading and all the best to you!