Want to Feel Excited About Life Again?

Sometimes is lasts for a day or two. Sometimes it lasts for weeks, or even months. That dull malaise which kills our motivation. That greyness which hangs over everything. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. When nothing is exciting, or inspiring, any more.

But despite how we feel, there are things that we can do to help us get unstuck, and to love our lives again. These include:

1.Travel, or go somewhere different or new – It’s amazing how a change of scenery can reignite our passion, and our love for life. Somehow, changing our environments shakes up our brain as well. We get in touch with our old self – and we feel re-energized.

2. Get out and meet new people; go and socialize again – We keep thinking the same thoughts, and we get stuck in the same grooves when we do the same things, with the same friends, all the time. 

So, we also need new friends who bring a new outlook on life. They’re ambitious. They have plans. There are things they want to do. And as we spend more time with them, we absorb that energy.

3. Pick up a new hobby, or sign up for a course – This will push you outside your comfort zone. And as we start to learn new skills, we start to feel more confident. Also, you may find you’re inspired to try other things as well.

4. Fill you time with things that add value to your life. Wasting lots of time on empty, pointless, boring things will drain your motivation, and will leave you feeling down.

So, start by saying “yes” to any opportunity that gives you a small boost, and adds value to your life.

 5. Give yourself permission to wave a magic wand – Allow yourself to dream, and to think outside the box. Perhaps the following questions can hep you with this:

If you could wave a magic wand over your life right now, and have the life you would like to have, what would that life look like?

How would you look?

What would you be doing?

How would you be feeling?

How would other people describe you?

What would they see that is different from the way things are today?”

“Darling, you deserve it all. You deserve love and peace and magic and joy dancing in your eyes. You deserve hearty, deep-belly laughter and the right to let those tears fall and water the soil. You deserve freedom and goodness and company and days of bliss and quiet too. You deserve you happy and healed and content and open. So keep going, darling. Keep going. Go realise into being the life you deserve.” – Unknown

13 thoughts on “Want to Feel Excited About Life Again?

  1. These are all things that can be incredibly helpful DLH. I’m a huge fan of the restorative effects of travel, for example. One thing that goes along with #4 is also saying “no” more often. It’s hard and -I think – especially so for women because we’ve been trained to be self-sacrificing. I’ve found saying no more often to be incredibly freeing. It has literally given me time back in my life to take advantage of all of your other suggestions. ❤️

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    • Yes, that’s a really good point, blackacre. Part of saying “yes” to ourselves is saying “no” to others. I agree with you. It does seem to be especially hard for women. Society hands us a script which tells us we really ought to say yes!! Thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend!

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