Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Do you feel as if life is chaotic around you? Is your home filled with televisions that are blaring, computers and smartphones notifying you of emails when they are received, and children running around being, well, children? At work, are you constantly bombarded with co-workers and colleagues coming into your work area, ringing phones, humming copiers, and all sorts of other distractions too numerous to mention?
Unfortunately, most of us live in this type of world. In fact, has become rather commonplace to be engaged in several things at once, pulled in all sorts of directions, and never quite feeling like something has your complete attention. Especially when it comes to yourself.
Constantly living in this type of environment can take its toll on you. It can make you feel harried and stressed, barely able to hear yourself think. This has the ability to not only affect your quality of life, but it can also affect your health.
Stress manifests itself in everyone differently. Some people get upset stomachs and are unable to eat, others reach for food for comfort, gaining more and more weight as their external struggles continue to grow. Some get high blood pressure and heart palpitations and others feel an achiness in their neck and shoulders since that is where they tend to carry their stress when they are way too tense and don’t adequately relieve the pressure.
Living in chaos can also stop you from knowing who you are and what you want because you are so busy with everything and everyone else around you that you don’t take the time to assess your own situation. For example, you may realize that you are unhappy or unfulfilled but you don’t know why. Maybe you’ve lost your passion for work or your relationships have seemed to be emotionless lately, making you wonder what you’re doing with your life.
Luckily, there are things you can do to learn how to be calm and introspective despite what all that is going on around you. With a little bit of practice, you can effectively drown out the world that you live in, at least long enough to get to know yourself and what you want out of life.
Here are some steps you can follow in order to achieve this goal:
Follow these six steps and you will find yourself and discover what you want out of life. And you will make it happen. What do you say? Are you ready to go?