Our twenties are an adventurous and exciting time in our lives. It is the time to take risks and explore new things, but also it is the time when we transition into adulthood. We already thought we were adults from the time we were eighteen, but now we actually have the responsibilities of adults. Yikes! That can be scary, especially when you are not ready for it. We start to feel lost and unsure because we get to a certain age, and we are not where we wanted to be.
Have you lost track of your goals? Do you feel lost or sidetracked from the vision you once had for your life.
Life goals can change, and many times they do. You might have had a concrete vision for your live at 18, but college can certainly change that. You go in with one major in mind and graduate with a totally different one. It’s okay to change your mind, but then you need to change your vision,
3 Simple Ways To Get Over Feeling Lost
Re-evaluate your life goals and write them down. They probably have changed since you were 18, but have you taken the time to write them down or create a vision board? It helps to visualize our goals and hold ourselves accountable of them. Holding ourselves accountable means that we should never settle for mediocrity. If you don’t like where we are in life or in your job, actively try to better the situation or leave it.
Sit down on a Sunday afternoon and really re-evaluate where you are in life and where you would like to be. Make a list of what things will help you get to your goals and what you need to be doing to get there. We can feel lost because we get so overwhelmed and stressed out with our daily lives that we don’t take a moment to re-access. You might be exhausted working day in and day out in jobs that you don’t care for to make ends meet, but in the midst of it all you lose sight on what you truly want to do. It’s okay to temporarily work menial jobs, but set out a time each day to actively work towards something else. It will help you stay in track.
2. Explore New Things
Maybe you feel lost because you just don’t love what you do anymore. You were once passionate about it, but now it doesn’t bring you happiness like it once did. We grow and change as we get older so this is possible, but that doesn’t mean we should settle with doing what does not make us happy. We are still so young and full of possibilities in our twenties, so find something else!
- Read- Read print, physical books, and read online. There is so much information out there and it only does us a disservice to not indulge in it. Some of my favorite books are Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, and I want to read Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.
- Volunteer- A huge part of the beauty of humanity is giving. Most of us are so privileged here in the US because we have a plethora of resources here at our disposal that sometimes we take for granted ( I can only speak for the residents of the US). It’s so important to volunteer, and you might find something that you are deeply passionate about.
- Travel- Take risks and explore a new place besides your home town. It’s important to get out of this bubble we live in, and go to different countries, see different cultures and hear different languages. We can get lost because we get caught in the monotony of our environment. Change it up! Seeing life from a different perspective might give you a refreshed vision for your own life.
- Blog- Blogging is a great way to meet new people from all over the world. It’s a chance to create an online presence for yourself and express your ideas. Whether you want to make a business out of it or do it for fun it’s a way of expression, which is always important. As a young person it is an amazing creative outlet, and I think it is worth exploring.
Success does not get handed to you in a pretty package. That package is usually tainted with hard work, dedication, commitment, and focus. You have to hustle to make it happen, and trust me the path might be strenuous but the end result will feel magnificent. Do you feel yourself getting lazy or unmotivated? Re-evaluate and get out of that. Mediocrity in my book will not make you successful or set you apart from the rest. You have to be hungry. If you think you are working hard towards your goals then you are on the right track, but if you are in that lazy group then it’s time to hustle.
My solution to get out of feeling lost in your twenties is to allow yourself to reevaluate and redefine your passions in life, so you can indulge in a career that brings you happiness.
Written by Shaina McGregor
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