Sooner or later, you have to accept an indisputable truth. Life is not always a beautiful and flowery path that you walk full of happiness and enthusiasm. It would be good to be like that, but unfortunately you can’t always be happy. You will go through sad and difficult moments when you lose your zest for life.
What does the future hold for me? Why bother for tomorrow, when today is so hard and deserted? Why does happiness bypass me? These are just some of the questions that can cross your mind at some point.
Many people have managed to unravel the key to these mysteries and find out the meaning of their own lives. But some are still struggling to understand these things and need a little help. We want to offer you this help.
Keep in mind that the ideas below are not valid for everyone. Read them and try to put them into practice. You will notice some extraordinary changes in your life.
1. Give up the burden you carry on your shoulders
All those tips like “Give up negative energy!” they may be well-intentioned, but most of the time they are useless.
No man who hasn’t been through what you are going through can change your perspective overnight. These people don’t understand what’s going on, and you don’t want to explain it to them.
There is only one way to get rid of the suffering and the burden you carry on your shoulders, even if it is not easy: you have to come to terms with it. It’s exactly as it sounds. You have to come to terms with the thing that made you lose your zest for life.
There can be several elements, but you don’t have to name them all. If you are able to forgive, forget or understand what is bothering you, you will feel much better. It’s a slow process, but it really helps.
2. Small things help you not to lose your zest for life
Movies like “Eat, Pray, Love” have an interesting premise, but they are not very realistic. Not everyone can let go of everything and go around the world when they encounter a problem. However, this film illustrates an important truth. You don’t have to travel for years or find out the prophecy of a guru. Only you can regain your happiness and take that first step. The evolution is slow and you can’t skip any stage.
If you do not want to lose your zest for life, do not move to another city, do not spend all your savings on travel, do not go far just to escape. Rediscover an old or a new passion, a simple and small thing that will distract you. Try it, enjoy it in small portions and in the company of other people. Fill your time with activities that you enjoy.
Do not do everything at once, but in small doses, until you feel that slowly, slowly you regain your zest for life. It’s a big and difficult step, but you can definitely do it yourself.
3. Independence is a good thing, but not loneliness
If you are in a bad mood, you probably don’t want to be surrounded by people who constantly ask you what you do or don’t give you time and space. But you don’t have to isolate yourself from the world, even if that’s what you want to do.
It’s a good idea to spend some time alone to find out who you are and to see things from a different perspective. But when you notice that you have sunk into a deep loneliness, you will face a bigger problem.
In order not to lose your zest for life, you do not need a partner or a friend to be permanently with you. Nomads or hikers may have an extraordinary zest for life, but they are not completely alone either.
It is necessary to share your time and have contact with other people. Find out what you like and dislike about them. You can learn, experiment and learn many more things when you interact with those around you.
4. There is no road to follow
Remember everything other people have told you over time that you need to do to be a good, happy, or fulfilled person. Ready? Now take all these memories and throw them out the window.
These “paths to happiness” do not exist. If life put a few paths ahead of us, it would be too simple. However, people want to feel that they are guided in a certain direction.
In reality, all you have to do is remember one very important rule: don’t hurt other people. Besides, you can do whatever you want.
Of course, some people will criticize you, judge you, or even try to humiliate you, but nothing is more important than your gratitude. In those moments, you realize that some people judge others because they themselves are not happy.
Now that you know what you need to do to regain your zest for life, only you can decide when to start.
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