You wake up. You go to work. Go Home. Hang around. Go to sleep. Throw in going to the Pub, and you have most peoples lives.
Thats fine for a while, but if you’re anything like me, it gets to the point where that gets you down. Personally I found myself feeling unfulfilled with what I was doing, and scrabbling around for a purpose in life. I do occasionally still feel that way, if you’re anything like that, here’s a few things I’m finding that helps.
1. Learning skills you want to learn. Dont learn something that might help your career.
I need to be motivated to learn something new, I also need to to be excited by it or I’m not going to bother. I tried going over the cisco CCNA course… to be honest it was the best way to go to sleep. So I quit that, and did a course in something I actually want to do (Adobe Dreamweaver / Flash).
2. Getting more involved.
I got more involved with the youth club at church, when the guy who was leading it admitted to struggling with the commitment needed. I find that as well as focusing my time, it gives me an identity away from the world of 9 – 5 .
3. Look for your chance.
I’ve looked for other opportunities in work that expand upon or are different to what I already do. (Technical support for a local company).
4. What ever happens – look for positive input.
If I could remember it – I’d tell you where I first read this, but cut down the amount of News that you watch. I find it far to easy to channel hop all the way to BBC News and stay there. The danger of this, is that you get fed a diet of death, disaster, and tragedy. Dont get me wrong I do feel its good to be in touch with whats going on in the world around us, but if we let ourselves become satuated in bad news, that bad news can seep down and affect our attitudes.
You can take the same idea and apply it to the music we listen to, and the books we read.
For a lot more on this subject please check out Scott Goulds’ Blog