Five Ways to Get Your Self Back
Sometimes, we get swept away with life. Circumstances get out of our control and before we know it, we’re feeling out of our depth. New situations and experiences are great, but sometimes people find they lose their sense of self in amongst all the newness. Everyone must grow and evolve, but we all have an essence that makes us who we are. To lose that would be worrying. So if you’re feeling like you’ve lost yourself, here’s a few tips to get you on the road back to you.
Change Your Routine
Perhaps you feel you’ve lost yourself through the monotony of a daily routine or your circumstances have changed dramatically – either way, a change of routine can do the world of good. This could be anything from changing your route to work every day to trying out different down time activities. Join a club, get active, if your strengths lie in organising, why not start an event? It doesn’t have to be something massive, just little baby steps to test the water. Slowly but surely you’ll find something you’ll like, that connects with who you really are and it’ll bring a much needed smile.
Know Your Power
Often, we feel overwhelmed by our circumstances, so much so, we feel we are powerless to change them. No so, amigos! Life is as easy or hard as we want to make it. There is always room to change or adapt. Don’t just throw your hands up and accept circumstances you aren’t happy with, feeling you can’t do anything about it. You always can, you may just need to get inventive with how. You have power – channel it and use it.
Call For Help
Too often we’re scared to tell people we want change, never mind that we’re taking action to try make it happen. Don’t be scared to ask people for help. Let a select group of people know you’re trying to reconnect with yourself and see if they’d be willing to be part of your journey. It may be they’ll come along with you to a class you’ve signed up to, or are able to support you in some other way, but you’ll be surprised how open people will be to lend a helping hand if you let them. You don’t need to struggle on your own.
Revisit the Joy of Yesteryear
What did you love to do when you were younger? Paint? Dance classes? Horse riding? Sign up for a class and revisit that activity that you know has brought you joy in the past. As an adult, you’ll be able to isolate which parts of that activity make you feel good and why – this will help you on your path figuring out who you are and what you like now.
You don’t have to get all ‘Dear Diary…’ but whatever your form of expression is, document your journey. Having something to refer to so you understand where you’re coming from and ultimately where you want to go can be really helpful. Also, if you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and distant from your self in future, you have something to look at that will help guide you back to where you want to be.