Read this when feeling lost

Covid 19 has created many challenges for people. Some are easy to accept and others can throw you out of balance. I was feeling lost and it was not only because of side effects of Covid rather I went through the phase of self doubt and disappointment. All I could think of was the mistakes I did last year or in last few year, all the steps I did not take because of which I am at a situation where I have no sense of anything.

Hey, it will pass.

That’s what you say to someone who is facing challenges in life but when its us then a synchronized wave length in mind sings constantly – “NO, its not gonna pass and even if it does then some thing else will come up”. You end up feeling like you have no idea of the physical surrounding and you just eat bunch of junk , drink enormous amount of chai and do absolutely nothing mindful. But, even during the most hopeless of times, you will eventually get bored of all emo-ness.

I google when I reach this stage and ask life changing questions that I can’t ask anyone to google ” what to do when you feel lost”. But one time when I was searching, Google answered. An article came up from Forbes and I decided to share that with you all.

Complete Article – 8 Reasons Why People Feel Lost in Their Lives

In this series of articles, I’ve covered hallmarks of highly respected achieversten reasons why we fail, and reasons why some of us love what we do. Now I’m going to veer a bit existential and examine eight reasons why so many of us feel lost in our lives, with a few suggestions peppered in along the way to help get our oars back into the water.

1. Drift Syndrome.

When we can’t figure out why we’re doing what we’re doing, or how we ended up working the job we’re working, a sense of “drift” settles in.  It seems that instead of planning out our career, we just drifted along the tides  and eventually found ourselves here. Or perhaps we had a plan, but lack of follow-through and/or a few of life’s hard knocks changed it, and we just drifted along.  The truth is, most of us drifted to some extent into whatever it is we’re doing. I know precious few people who planned out every step and were able to remain untouched by the chaos of living to go precisely where they wanted to go.  Nonetheless, feeling the “drift” is an emotional trigger for feeling lost.

2. Too Busy for Passion. 

If you’re passionate about your main job, that’s great. But for many people, their job is a means to pay the bills, not an outlet for their deeply felt passions. But if we always think we’re too busy with our jobs and other parts of our daily routines to pursue anything we’re passionate about, then feeling incredibly bland, if not lost, is inevitable. I’m a firm believer that every schedule needs some time carved away for passionate pursuits, whatever they may be (music, art, writing, movies, volunteering, etc).  If you’re always too busy for passion, the proverbial “rut” awaits you. (Great TED video here on this topic.)

3. Can’t Locate a Purpose.

Right alongside passion is the necessity of perceiving that what you do has a purpose, a meaningful reason for being. One of the side effects of the knowledge worker revolution has been that many people work on discreet tasks that appear detached from a larger sense of purpose, and their supervisors feel no obligation to connect the dots (if they even know where all of the dots are and what they mean themselves).  It’s hard to get motivated about the meaningfulness of your position when you have only a shallow sense of why what you’re doing contributes to the big picture.  This may be one more reason to seek out a passionate sidebar, because it may also offer the sense of purpose you’re missing.

4. Social Support is Vacant.

How many of us are plugged into social networks that offer real, substantial support?  More frequently we’re socially organized around hobbies and sports.  Those networks may be great for talking over the specifics of our pass times, but they don’t offer vital connections between people who come to rely on one another.  We live our lives largely untethered from others except for very specific needs, and this is contributing to a sense of isolation — one that’s ironically growing at the same time online social networks are exploding.Today In: Pharma & Healthcare

5. Cognitive Overload.

This is probably the easiest on the list to describe, because it affects all of us, and with increasing intensity. We simply have too much on our mental plates day-in and day-out to manage effectively. Without a quality external system for helping to manage it all, we can’t help but feel overloaded, and that contributes to a feeling of being out of sorts with the responsibilities and demands we face endlessly. Our brains didn’t evolve for nonstop information-driven, consumerism-driven, technology-laden societies, so we have to find tools to offload our cognitive load, or sink.

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