Robyn used to be motivated. She used to care about her work. Her job used to be exciting, full of purpose and the promise of new opportunity. But for some reason, all the fire has faded.
On her desk is a half-finished budget report that is due tomorrow, but she can’t muster up the effort to get it done. And this morning’s performance review could have gone much better, but at this point, she doesn’t care. It’s just another bad day…
Have you ever lost your luster like Robyn? It can happen at home, at work, or even in the midst of your long-awaited vacation.
Ready for a change? Here’s a simple 3-step method to help you build a new life:
- Figure Out What You Want. If you spend most of your day feeling lifeless and stuck, it’s time for a change. Take an inventory of what matters to you. This could include doing an assessment that helps determine your greatest interests and passions. Or try answering this question: “If I could do anything and knew I would succeed, and that it would be everything that I imagined, what would I do?”
- Go For It. Now that you know what you want, pull out your calendar and block out at least 5 hours of your week to engage in that activity. This could include things like cooking classes, dancing, serving in your community, or searching for career options that excite you. Engage the life you want. Then CELEBRATE the fact that you’re doing something amazing! And of course, check back in to make sure you’re on track. You can always adjust.
- Build Your Support Structures. Creating new patterns is challenging. Knowing that, ask a friend for help. Maybe they hold you to your word, or maybe they come along for the first leg of your new adventure. Your fear will poke its head up to hold you back…don’t let it. Friends help friends live amazing lives. Friends support one another.
You’re not just burning time here on planet Earth. You have a LIFE to live. Your happiness is worth another look…a little extra effort…and you deserve to be happy. Do something meaningful and start enjoying your life right now. You’re worth it.