Do you feel like life isn’t exciting enough? That maybe you’re missing out on something because you just can’t get motivated for anything? Turns out you’re not alone. Most people find it’s more difficult to feel motivated and be excited about life in uncertain times. Therefore, we came up with 3 helpful tips on how to get excited about life again! Read on!
How To Get Excited About Life Again?
When you go on social media you see all those digital influencers with clear goals and commitment to their development. They are highly motivated, inspired by their lives, and looking great. And you find yourself not motivated, not excited, not knowing where to go or what to do, feeling a certain awkwardness, and even guilt for not being like they are.
At such times, you either go into “a bunker of apathy” and turn away from the world or begin a state of overactive almost violent activity, just to justify yourself to others and to yourself.
What can you do if your “internal compass” is broken and no longer shows you what direction to move anymore? What can you do when you don’t know what you want? How do you get rid of apathy and lack of inspiration?
Here are 3 simple tips on how to get excited about life again, find your path, and bring the spark back into your relationship with life.
#1: Take a “vacation” from obligations
Sometimes your dreams and goals simply have no place in your life, because most of it is occupied by obligations.
Starting from school, we try to acquire “musts” and “shoulds”. Our parents, relatives, teachers set their expectations to meet, and gradually our own dreams disappear. You know what your husband/wife wants, what your children want, what your boss needs from you, but when it comes to you, all you remember is a long list of obligations.
Try for a while, at least for one day, to pause all the burdensome duties. Take a day off from work, order food delivery, turn off your phone, keep the TV off – to free yourself from all obligations and worries to simply be alone with yourself and your thoughts.
In peace and quiet, when you don’t have to do anything, listen to yourself. Dedicate this one day off to practicing mindfulness, meditating, pranayama, yoga, and relaxing. Keep your thoughts away from worries about the future. Focus on the present moment.
After such a “vacation” you will find that your mind is much more clear and your body is rested.
#2: Tune in to your own frequency
In our digital era, it often happens that we lose our bearings and go astray due to external noise. Under the influence of social networks and the opinions of others, it may seem like your personal goals are not big enough and unworthy of your time and energy.
Social media influencers form a collective opinion that goals like opening a multi-million dollar business or becoming famous are the goals that worth our time. But what if your goal is to learn a deep meditation, or improve your astral traveling skills or develop unconditional love or compassion? What if you want to become a librarian or elementary school teacher? What if you are more passionate about gardening than building a million-dollar company?
Unfortunately, it is a very common thing that unique and very talented people are wasting their time trying to chase false goals and building a false personality that doesn’t match their true selves.
Society tells us the trends we are supposed to follow though these trends can completely contradict our own passions.
Get 100,000 followers like fashion influencers, lose 30 pounds like workout coaches, visit 20 new countries like travel bloggers… You’re following all these people as motivation to become like them, to succeed like them, to be famous like them. But what if you’re just following the very wrong kind of people? What if your true inspiration is beyond social media?
Think about it! Do you feel frustrated with your personal achievements when you’re scrolling the feed? Do you feel a little (or maybe a lot) jealous about people on social media? Be honest! How do THEY make you feel?
Now try to scan through the people you follow. Find the ones that make you feel small or chase the goals that don’t really resonate with you and unfollow them. You don’t need this kind of influence!
Instead follow the people that resonate with your goals, the teachers that share really valuable information that educate you, the scientists that share innovations, the psychologists that help you to learn more about your blocks and emotions, the artists that share real art and show the highest levels of creativity, the nature pages that help you discover the beauty of the planet we live in, etc.
This, so-called, “social media detox” will help you to save your time and energy from chasing somebody else’s goals, free space for your own inspiration, and creativity.
#3: Expand your “menu”
It is likely that you do not have enough diverse experience and knowledge about the world to decide what you really want now. A simple example: you probably won’t want a butternut squash smoothie if you’ve never tried it. Similarly in life – it is unlikely that you will have a desire to do bungee jumping if you don’t know much about it.
It is really difficult to decide what you want when your “menu” does not have too many options. Try to expand your palette of life opportunities by trying something new. Think about trying a new hobby (like belly dancing, Zumba, aikido, singing lessons, landscape design, learning a foreign language, etc.) or even a profession.
Try to find activities that you’ve never been involved in before, something new, and that you’ve never thought of doing. It will totally change your energy, your consciousness will expand, and you will start seeing life from a much wider perspective.
The Bottom Line
In moments you lack inspiration, feel apathy, and a loss of purpose, it is important not only to dive into yourself in search of answers but also from time to time to look around – open up to new things and look for something that will respond to you. We hope our tips on how to get excited about life again will help you get out of any stagnation and re-discover your true goals and life purpose.