Sometimes, we face setbacks no matter how carefully we plan our lives. Despite giving everything to reach our goals, we find ourselves stuck and being held back.
It’s all part of the process, and there’s always something we can do about it. When we finally decide that something needs to be done, the situation at hand will start looking small enough that we can conquer it.
Here are ways to face situations where you’re feeling lost:
Go on a soul-searching trip
You don’t have to break the bank to find yourself. May it be on the other side of the world, or just at a local beach, you can find some serenity within yourself. This trip is a way for you to reflect and be on your own, away from your normal life.
It’s believed that being surrounded by the bustling urban life can cause you to lose yourself. That amid the many signs bombarded unto you by advertisements, work, personal life, you are bound to lose touch of who you are.
By reflecting and taking time off these things, you can reclaim a self of self, and reassert your life. Besides, traveling–near or far–exposes you to new experiences, people, cultures, and perspectives. It broadens the horizons for your mind, and this might be what you need to be nudged in the right direction.
Find your anchor
An anchor can be family, friends, loved ones–anything that can help you in times of doubt. It’s the one thing you could hold on to when things are going south or when things are starting to get messy.
For some people, it’s therapy. Instead of dumping their feelings onto their friends and family, they seek a professional to help them uncover and understand their emotions. There have been 3,000 research cases that prove psychotherapy is effective and has great mental health benefits.
People also turn to God when they feel lost. Praying brings comfort to people and helps them cope with emotions and stressful situations. It can feel like an actual social interaction. Whether you in a church in Ahwatukee or a train in Japan, knowing that someone is there to listen to you anytime, anywhere, is comforting and keeps you at ease.
Re-evaluate your goals
Since success and life aren’t linear, it’s normal to stray from the path you’re supposed to take. Maybe, in the beginning, you knew exactly what you want to do and how you can get to your goal. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way.
Sometimes, you have to compromise and be creative to survive. Maybe at this point in your life, you’ve lost track of what you’re trying to do.
It’s necessary to slow down and take it all in. It is when you slow down that you see the bigger picture and carefully analyze the situation at hand. When you stop and think, you can generate more ways to address the situation and find the root cause of the problem.
Then, you can start the decision-making from there.
Feeling lost in life is normal. Most people–even parents–don’t always have a full grasp of what’s going on. It’s up to you to assess where you’re going and how you can get there.