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Feeling lost at any age is normal and can happen at anytime. You can feel lost when it comes to: a work task, a career path and your next steps in your life. There are bigger changes and decisions you have to make throughout your life and sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn.
Feeling lost can have a negative impact on your mental health. Overthinking can creep in and so can self doubt, so it is important when you are feeling lost that you are creating positive mental health habits to allow you to gain perspective whilst keeping your mood high.
Here are 5 top tips to help you when you are feeling lost and will help you gain perspective:
Journaling Your Thoughts
Journaling is a very power positive habit that can help change your mindset and your life. Being able to write down your thoughts and feelings at the end of the day can help you clear your mind and work through your feelings or thoughts one at a time. Journaling at the end of the day can also help you sleep better as you clear your mind and can start a new day motivated. There are many forms of journaling, using a bullet journal or just a notebook and write daily affirmations to help you stay positive.
Do Something You Love To Do
Partaking in an activity that you are passionate about or enjoy doing can help you stay busy and stop your mind from wondering. Doing something that you love can make you feel good and build your self esteem and self love. Doing fun things individually or with loved ones can help you be present in the moment where you will gain the most joy. Having a break from what you have been thinking about can then help you gain perspective and come up with new ideas.
Being outside in nature can help ground you and taking in the fresh air can make you feel refreshed. Taking a walk can not only help you keep active but exercising releases endorphins that naturally make you feel good. If you are stuck with tasks or not sure what to do next taking a break can help you come back to the drawing board with fresh eyes and you may come up with other ideas. Going outside and using gentle exercise can help boost your mental health which is important in looking after yourself and rediscovering your path.
Do something productive
If you are struggling with what to do during difficult times or what your next steps are for work, taking time away and doing something productive can help you keep yourself and your mind healthy and active. If you are dealing with the opposite problem and you are overwhelmed by the amount of tasks you need to do and not sure where to turn, writing lists is a great way to get organised. Writing down your tasks for the day in list form and then once you have achieved that task you can cross it off. Not only do you get instant satisfaction from crossing off a task but it is also motivating to try and check off more tasks.
Ask for help
If feelings are getting you down and you feel you are struggling, that is okay! However it is important that you reach out, you can reach out to: your family members, your partner or even your doctor. Talking to someone about your feelings can help you work through your struggles but they also will be able to show that support or they may even have solutions that you may not have even thought about. There is something very therapeutic about talking out your feelings. Your mental health is the just as important as your physical health.
What do you do when you feel lost? I’d love to hear comments.