Most people at some time or another can feel a sense of unhappiness about their lives. They will often have a good idea why they feel the way they do, but not always.
This can be described as a feeling of discontentment. It’s when there seems to be something missing or just not quite right. Life can feel boring or meaningless. It can be a sign that you need to take stock and perhaps begin to implement change.
A Change of perspective
Discontentment can force you into evaluating what is actually important to you in your life. Have you perhaps forgotten your own dreams and ambitions along the way, too busy putting the needs of other first. Are you unfulfilled in your current line of work/relationship?
This could be your opportunity to examine your priorities from a different perspective. If you reframe a situation in a positive light you may begin to experience a shift in your attitude. This action could lead you toward a life with greater meaning and purpose.
Where to Start
You don’t need to live a life without significance or value. A good place to start finding direction is by appreciating what you already have. Try to see the good, or at the very least, the lesson in everything.
Celebrating what you do have and focusing on what’s going well, has the power to block out negative emotions. To be successful and do more in life, you need to develop good habits.
Routines often shape your existence and can play an important role in building a sense of fulfilment. This process can help you to find your motivation and regain a sense of control.
Taking some form of positive action will help you to believe you can start to change things. Lets take financial discontentment as an example. Most people have money worries, always thinking they’ll be happier when they have more.
If you begin by trying to find some satisfaction where you are now, you will be starting the process of financial change with a better mindset.
Now taking the initiative to improve things, to create a better life for yourself, can lead to amazing results. So ask yourself what can you do now to get your finances on the right track.
Any action you take can help to make your financial goals a reality. You may begin by building a budget, taking on a side hustle, spending less – or if you need to spend anyway you could try using a cash back app, it’s whatever works for you. Do your research, this in itself is a positive productive action.
Celebrate Who You Are
If you commit yourself to being deeply grateful for what’s good in your life, you’ll be far less vulnerable to comparison and envy. The feeling of negative comparison is linked to discontentment, insecurity and fear.
It is important to remember we are all a little different and that’s to be celebrated. Every person has unique abilities and qualities. When you fully embrace who you are and start to develop a healthy self-image, you are at last starting to focus on the right thing.
So dream big and set your goals but remember to enjoy the journey.