As an anxiety suffer, if you’ve been avoiding life for a good while,
you can end up feeling kind of lost, not knowing what you want
or even who you are anymore.
You’ve been a certain way and did certain thing up until this point,
and you may be losing interest in those things or just feel different.
Yet you may not know what you’ve become, what you want for a career
or what you want in your life in general.
I know the feeling. Totally sucks to feel lost and have
no direction to go in.
I’ve been there before but please know that you shouldn’t give up hope.
Now some are only lost a bit, while others feel lost on every level.
It’s OK. However lost you are, the solution is the same.
Focus on what you know and see TODAY, and today only. Don’t get caught up thinking about tomorrow, or the next day or in a month or a years time.
Just think about today and go from there…
Today, ask yourself:
Based on the little I know today, and what I see available around me
(opportunities etc), what do I feel like doing or trying (and see if I like it) today?
Pick anything you can think of.
It doesn’t matter that you have no idea if you like it, or it’s completely
outside who you are and what you normally do.
You’ll come to know better what you like and don’t, what you want
and what you don’t want, and get a better and better sense of who you
are, what makes you tick, and what makes you happy.
When you’re passed a certain point of thinking
and you’re still not sure who you are and/or what you want,
whether it be for a career, for hobbies, for goals,
the types of friends you want etc…
… Screw thinking!
Only through doing can you figure that out.
So look what’s around you, pick something to do or go see,
and just do it. And see how you feel about it.
The more you do (instead of thinking), the more you will discover what
you like and don’t who you are, and what you wanna do next with your life.
P.S. Something that has had a tremendous effect on my life after writing this post was an anxiety program called Panic Away. I highly recommend you at least check it out as it’s helped me get out of my own anxiety and I’m now proud to say that I haven’t experienced true anxiety in 8 months. There’s a free audio too, which you might want to check-out if you currently need to take a few breaths.