Have you ever felt like you aren’t truly living? Feeling like you’re merely existing with little joy in your life is far more common than you might think, and actually, most people feel that way from time to time. The good news is, you can shake yourself out of it, live an exciting and meaningful life, and feel more alive.
Here are some ideas that will help you to feel the joy of living:
1. Tell someone you love them
If you want to feel more alive, you often need to be brave and this is particularly true when it comes to relationships. Taking that first step and confessing your love to someone can be terrifying, but if you do it, who knows what could happen. It could be the start of a beautiful new adventure, and if it isn’t… well at least you’ve taken control of your life and learned that you can be brave.
2. Travel the world
Whether you buy one of those cheap cars for sale and head off on a road trip around Europe or you fly first class in the lap of luxury, experiencing more of what the world has to offer is a great way to open up your life. You’ll experience new cultures and new ways of doing things. This will open your mind to new possibilities. Not only that, but you’ll learn more about yourself and who you truly are as a person. Travel is transformative.
3. Do something crazy
Jumping out of a plane, visiting Mount Kilimanjaro, quitting your boring office job to start your own passion project – these are just three examples of doing something crazy that could really change your life, make you feel alive with possibilities and potentially change you forever. If you stay in the safe lane and do what’s comfortable, you’ll never truly experience all of the highs and lows that mean you’re truly living and you will regret it.
4. Learn a new skill
Learning new skills is what stops us from stagnating. When you learn new things, you keep your brain healthy and you give yourself more opportunities to hit upon an activity that you truly love. Doing what you truly love gives you life, hence learning a new skill is more powerful than you ever thought.
5. Create something
Whether it’s a song, a story, or a piece of clothing, when you create things with your own hand; your own thoughts, you are doing something important. You’ll feel more alive than you ever did consume the stuff that other people have created for you. Not talented creatively? It doesn’t matter – the process is just as, if not more, important than the finished product and you know what? Everyone sucked at something before they got good at it.
6. Spend more time with the people you love
Spending quality time with people who love you and who you love in return is the best way to feel more alive. They will support you, build you up and make you laugh and that means everything.
Time to start truly living?