Following passions that aren't based in reality can be really demotivating. Try ikigai!
Ikigai is a Japanese way of living that believes everyone has a purpose in life that motivates them to get out of bed in the morning.
Ikigai encourages you to ask these questions about yourself:
What am I good at?
What do I love to do?
What does the world need?
Answering these questions can help you regain a sense of self-control in your life.
So what's the first step to finding your ikigai? The answer lies in taking small steps that can help improve your well-being.
Start by creating a routine, whether it's waking up early and enjoying your first cup of coffee, or taking the time to write in your gratitude journal at the end of your day.
It might sound silly, but these small steps can really help you have a better day.
Accept who you are....period!
We all have flaws and imperfections and you don't need to impress anyone. As soon as we accept all of ourselves, we feel happier.
Which thought will help you with self-acceptance when you feel anxious?
Rely On Others
We're all connected! Everything we do has an impact on our lives.
Create harmony in your relationships and friendships as they can help you grow and become stronger.
Reach out to people to share stories that brighten your day, to share advice, to have fun, to dream, etc.
The Joy Of Little Things
There's joy in waking up and making a hearty breakfast or taking a morning walk before jumping into the day. Caring for yourself at the beginning of the day can help boost your mood.
What are your favorite things to do for yourself? Write them down and make a habit of doing them first thing in the morning.
What are some toxic thoughts about self-care?
Be In The Here And Now
The man in the viral video below captured people's attention by enjoying a simple moment: skateboarding down a road while enjoying a bottle of cranberry juice.
Being present isn't always easy but try it with small steps:
When walking, slow down your steps and notice your surroundings. Pay attention to sounds, colors, smells, etc).
When eating food, focus on the flavors and sensations in your mouth.
These exercises can help you get out of autopilot mode and bring more awareness to the rest of your day.
What do you plan to do differently this week to find your ikigai?