For most of us, work takes up most of our time – and it’s easy to see why. With bills, rent and everything else to pay for, we need to work as much as we can to live. It’s not great, but unfortunately, that is the way the world works. However, many of us can get into a routine of getting in from work, having dinner, watching TV, sleeping and repeating. And what else are we doing with our lives? Soon, we’ll begin resenting our jobs and society and feel utterly unfulfilled. But there is a way to change that.
Create your own goals
As we progress further into adulthood, it’s easy to forget all of the hobbies or talents we had as kids. And when you start to think about it, you begin to really miss it. So why not start it up again? For most people, the standard answer will be ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I can’t do that anymore.’ Says who? If you want to play the guitar and reignite your love for music, create a goal. You could tell yourself that you’re going to take a musical examination in six months, or that you’re going to start your own band next month. If you set yourself goals, you are more likely to get into a habit of going it – and you’ll soon wonder why you gave it up in the first place.
Stop comparing yourself, other people, your past, and your present. If you’re the kind of person that finds negatives in every aspect of your life by comparing your current situation to others or even yourself, you’re never going to be happy. To be fulfilled, you need to accept your current situation and work on how you want to change it, or what you want to do more of.
Make time for yourself
Most people believe that they spend all of their time working, with no time for themselves. But when you work out the maths – they’re wrong. Basing time on a standard week, you have 168 hours. Let’s say you spend 40 of those at work, and 56 hours asleep – that leaves 72 hours a week of ‘you’ time. Naturally, that is not just ‘free time, ’ and there are other chores to do, but with 72 hours to play with you have more than enough time to learn a new skill, relax your mind and body, reignite a new passion or hang out with friends. All of these little extras will leave you feeling more fulfilled, and less work-obsessed!
It is the old cliche that traveling will allow you to ‘find yourself,’ but for most people – it will! Traveling is one of the most fulfilling experiences in anyone’s life, and will allow you to explore new cultures, find new places, make new friends and explore nature, most of which you can’t do in an office! Traveling completely changes your perspective of life and makes you realize the importance of happiness – and how our own lives compare to that.
Give back to the world
One of the most valuable lessons to learn is to give back to the world. Not only can you drastically help other peoples lives, but you can also learn a lot yourself and make your own life more fulfilling. Being generous, charitable and helpful doesn’t have to involve major life changes – and you can start from the bottom. It may be helping an elderly neighbor, or it may be traveling to a poverty-stricken country to help out those who have less than you.
If you’re feeling unfulfilled in your daily life, try changing your lifestyle to fit in some of these tips! You will find that just making a few changes will make a drastic difference to your life. Spend more time doing you, and less time worrying about work, money and other people. You will love it, we promise!