Do you feel stuck or lost in your life right now? You aren’t alone, even if it feels that way. We all experience multiple periods of uncertainty in our lives. Even though you might be feeling lost and alone right now, these emotions can actually help propel you forward. Periods of stagnation often can give you some important clues about your next step.
15 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Lost in Life
#1. What don’t I want?
It can be a lot easier to rule out what you don’t want out of life if you’re struggling to figure out what you do want. There’s no point in running down a path if you aren’t interested in the destination.
#2. Is there anything I’m happy about in this moment?
It’s so, so easy to fall into that “everything sucks” mentality, especially if you feel stuck. But if you can identify what makes you feel alive and fulfilled, you will have an easier time finding the path that’s right for you. Cling to what makes you feel the happiest, and don’t let go.
#3. What am I good at?
If you can pinpoint what your strengths are, it can help give you a starting point of what to do next. It can also give you the confidence boost you need to start making moves. And if you ever start to doubt yourself, remind yourself of those strengths.
#4. What led me here?
How did you get yourself into your current situation in the first place? Did you think you were on the right path? Were you on the right path but took an unexpected turn? You ended up where you are now for a reason, even if that reason no longer suits your life.
#5. Where would I be if there were no limits?
Think about what your dream life looks like… what would you would be doing if nothing were holding you back? Take time to REALLY envision your dream life… what time are you waking up? Where do you live? What are your day-to-day activities? How is your living room decorated? Think about ALL those details and figure out how you can get there.
#6. Do I have a negative mindset?
Negative mindsets can keep us from seeing the opportunity right in front of our faces. It can also attract bad energy and toxic people into your life. If you work on detoxifying your mind, it can do wonders for your life!
#7. Have I been settling?
Are you settling for something, instead of going after what you REALLY want?
#8. Am I afraid?
Are you afraid of failure? Of looking silly? Of judgment? Let it go, it’s not serving you. Fear can be absolutely debilitating, but it’s so incredibly powerful if you’re able to overcome it.
#9. What does my intuition say?
Are you tapped into what your intuition is telling you? Our intuition often knows more than what our minds are consciously aware of. Take some time to listen to what your gut is saying– it’s usually right.
#10. Am I worried about people judging me?
Do you already know deep down what you want but are terrified of your friends or family reacting negatively? If you’re in a place where you’re not dependent on family to survive, remember that it’s your life and they can’t live it for you.
#11. Am I being kind to myself?
Stagnant periods often mean we’re on the verge of something big or exciting. You don’t need to beat yourself up for being in the middle of a life transition.
#12. Am I being rash?
Be careful you don’t end up making poor decisions because you’re bored or you feel like you need to be a catalyst for something.
#13. Do I just need a break?
Are you actually stuck, or are you just burnt out? If you’re working yourself to death at a job that makes you miserable, not allowing yourself time to recover from a stressful situation, or in general just constantly pushing yourself without stopping to take a break, you may want to slow down and see if you’re actually okay with where you are.
#14. Am I comparing myself to others?
It probably seems like everyone around you has their sh*t together, but I promise they most likely don’t! No one is sharing their failures or their “boring days” on social media.
#15. Do I believe in myself?
If you don’t believe that you can, you probably can’t. If you feel like you’ve failed at something, try to pick yourself back up and keep going. Believing in yourself feels so much better than expecting failure.
I know it’s hard in this moment, but you won’t feel lost forever. Life has this way of always moving forward.
Until next time,
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