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5 Tips for Overcoming That Feeling Your Life Is Going Nowhere

Updated on September 19, 2017
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Has your daily life started to feel boring, perhaps lacking the excitement you once had, and you aren’t sure why? Maybe you feel like you’ve been in the same routine for too long and need to mix it up a bit, but you just don’t know where to start - or what direction to go in. If you’re feeling like you need to take a leap and find a new zest for life, here are some things to start you off and get you inspired to break away from the mundane.

1. Change up Your Environment. Put on your rubber gloves and deep clean your house. Reorganize the linen closet or that cupboard in your kitchen that’s been driving you crazy. Rearrange your front room or go to your hardware store and pick out some new paint for the room you spend the most time in. Creating something new in your usual environment can put a whole new spin on your daily routine.


2. Volunteer. Joining a local volunteer effort can open up so many new doors. Not only will you meet new people and make new friends, but it can open your eyes to how you can be a part of something bigger than your day-to-day endeavors. Volunteering is also something you can do with your family and loved ones as a way to bond with each other or just spend some quality time helping others together.


3. Do Something Just for You. Don’t be afraid to be a little selfish sometimes. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut because you’re constantly doing things for others, take some time for yourself. Practice meditation. Go for a run. Pamper yourself with a massage or try out a new hair color or style.


4. Learn Something New. Sign up for a community education course through your local parks and recreation department. Learn a new language. Tackle a new cooking technique or recipe you’ve always wanted to try. Try out a new hobby that you've always been interested in. Find something to spark your creativity and empower yourself with a new skillset.


5. Reflect. Try getting to the bottom of why you’re stuck in this rut. Are you unhappy with your career or your relationships? What can you do to implement change in areas you’re most unhappy with? Try examining your role in your current situation and what you can do to put yourself on a more fulfilling course. If you aren’t sure what that is to you, talk to a trusted friend, or seek out professional counseling that can lead you to a real breakthrough and realization of what’s preventing you from leading the kind of life you want to live.

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