If you’ve ever woken up in the morning and dreaded going to work, this post is for you.
In America, a large number of the population is dealing with anxiety and depression. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 18% of people are dealing with one or both of these illnesses.
As someone who has dealt with both of these conditions since I was a child, I believe many people develop them due to living an unfulfilling life. Allow me to explain:
For me, I developed most of my anxiety due to hating my every day life, and not wanting to attend it. I hated my job, my financial situation, my school situation, and many other things. I dreaded getting up so strongly I would always end up being late even after waking up on time. I needed to reset my life.
For me that was by traveling. But now I’ll tell you how to let go of your old life and live one that fulfills you deep in your soul.
1) Let Go Of Expectations
Many people struggle with the pressure from society, family, and self. This pressure can impact every decision we make whether it’s a career path, buying a house, or even getting married. Now ask yourself if you would still be living the same life if you hadn’t incorporated these expectations into your decisions. When you let go of this kind of pressure you feel completely free to make decisions true to your heart. Are you living a life that you dreamt for yourself? Or did others build it for you?
If you’re unsatisfied with the life that you’re living, find a different one. There are so many different ways to live life which I discovered through travel. When you visit all different countries and cultures you get a well-rounded perspective of life itself which helps you understand how you dream of living your own. If you’re not looking for a drastic change-maybe just a career-then research different opportunities. You could even just bring up job search websites and look through the first options in the list and choose one. Trying new things and exploring will lead to new discoveries and possibilities.
Now that you’ve let go of heavy expectations, looked at your options and explored, find your passion. Think about things you loved doing as a child or things you’ve never tried before. Once you find things you’re passionate about, let go of your fear and go for it! If you’ve already been living an unfulfilling life, than taking a risk couldn’t hurt your situation. Going after your passion will always lead to possibility as long as you put the effort into it and do your research.
I hope these 3 steps brought some insight and even hope. I remember not being passionate about the life I was living and I never want to go back. I have faith that everyone has the chance to build a life they love. Let go, find your passion, and take a risk.
Comment below about a time you’ve taken a risk or wanted to make a change in your life.