Feeling Unfulfilled? 4 Tips to Make Your Life AWESOME
Written by Malyka Cardwell, MFT
This article was originally published on PhiladelphiaMFT.com. Be sure to check out their site for professional relationship and sex advice.
Do you find yourself criticizing your accomplishments (or lack thereof)? Do you feel like you should be doing more? Is something missing in your life but you can’t pinpoint what it is? If any of these questions resonated with you, then it is likely you are lacking fulfilment in some area of your life. Below are some tips to help jump start your quest for fulfilment:
1. Discover your passion. Is there something you love to do? Is there something you’ve always wanted to try? Figure out the things that calm you or make you smile. Focus on the times when you were happiest. What were you doing?
2. Appreciate the smaller things. Observe small victories and celebrate them. Examine your daily routines and figure out what gives you a boost each day. Sometimes the things that affect you the most get overlooked..
3. Get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you have to shake up what your are doing in order to shake up how you are feeling. Embrace the changes in your life. What worked for you before might not work now.
4. Take charge of your life. It is easy to get bogged down in negativity if you are living for someone else. Are you doing things because you genuinely enjoy them or are you maintaining a facade? Once you figure out your desires, you will then be able to start eliminating outside influences.
5. Avoid replacing empty feelings with unhealthy habits. It is very easy for drugs, alcohol, and/or poor eating habits to fill any void you have. Deal with your feelings instead of using different tactics to suppress them.
Feeling unfulfilled is a common experience. The steps listed above will help you begin figuring out what motivates you.
Malyka Cardwell is a Couple and Family Therapist based in the Philadelphia. Malyka graduated with a BS in Psychology and a minor in English from Old Dominion University. She then went on to study at Thomas Jefferson University’s Couple and Family Therapy program with a specialization in Sex Therapy. To contact her for professional help email her here: MCardwell@PhiladelphiaMFT.com.