How To Get Excited About Life Again (Bye Bye Slump!)
This post was originally published on my InspiringMomLife.com website
How to get excited about life again…
Hey my friend
If you find yourself in the middle of a slump I know what you must be thinking:
Me feel excited about life again?
Is that EVEN POSSIBLE?
This is where I step in to say that absolutely yes.
No matter where you are in life or whatever road you are travelling down, YOU CAN STOP, take the time to reassess and have a deep breath, and think about where you want to go next from here.
If you want to know how to get excited about life again, yes, it is possible and this is the post for you.
If you are looking to feel hopeful about making changes, that too is possible my friend.
Well here are 10 secret tips to help back on track and feeling EXCITED about life and the year ahead again.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 1:
FOCUS ON THE PRESENT
So many of us get lost in our thoughts, worried about things that may or may not happen in the future, dwelling on things that can’t be changed from the past.
Have you ever stopped to LET GO of all that other crap and focus ONLY on the moment you have right in front of you.
This exact second, then the following second and the next second, right here, right now, as it comes to you.
This is it my friend!
Life is happening to you now.
Get excited about the one moment you can actually do something about which is RIGHT NOW.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 2:
GO FOR IT WITH ALL THE GUSTO YOU’VE GOT
“If you are going to do something, at least make the effort to do it well” my dad used to say and he honestly was/still is a super smart man.
Don’t be half-assed about chasing dreams or taking action.
What have all got to lose if you give 100% effort to the actions you KNOW you need to take?
Regret usually comes from all the actions you didn’t take, all the things you didn’t say and all the dreams you let flail and then die a slow death in the wind.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 3:
They say in life there are two types of people: those who look at the glass as half full and those who look at it as half empty?
Which one are you?
Can you see how looking at life with optimism will lead you to feeling more excited about life?
Optimism = hope and potential.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 4:
To achieve anything in life you need to be prepared to not just talk the talk but walk the walk.
As Tony Robbins once so wisely said, the path to success is to take massive, determined actions.
You need to be prepared to do something rather than just THINK about doing something in life.
Dale Carnegie was right when he said action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and THINK about it. Go out and get busy! Inaction on the other hand breeds doubt and fear.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 5:
LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY
Knowledge is power they say but really, knowledge isn’t power until you APPLY IT
Knowledge only gives you a sneak peek of your potential power. Action is the real power.
Never stop learning in life. There is no end to learning in life.
It is a lifelong process and some of that knowledge has the power to set you free (when you apply it to your life).
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 6:
STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Here are a few things you need to know about your comfort zone.
Everything you have ever wanted in life is one step outside your comfort zone.
So ask yourself now: what is stopping you from taking those steps?
If you want something you have never had before you need to be prepared to DO something you have never done before.
The magic happens only when you step outside your comfort zone. Step outside your comfort zone and your comfort zone will expand.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 7:
Where do I begin with this? You should recognize your blessings and give thanks every day.
Give thanks for all the opportunities that even our struggles bring.
Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted. There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
I want you to also give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way – trust that they are already coming into your life.
As Douglas Wood once said the heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 8:
FIND A CAREER THAT EXCITES YOU
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
These wise words by Buddha remind us that the only way we will never feel truly satisfied about our work is when we ENJOY doing it.
When you feel inspired and useful and feel like your contribution makes a DIFFERENCE that will help you to feel more excited about life in general without a doubt – as that happiness will consequently seep into every other area of your life, just like unhappiness will.
HOW TO GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE STRATEGY 9:
SHOW YOUR LOVE
In the end love is not what you say, Love is what you do (have you noticed yet that DOING is a recurring theme in this post?)
If you love someone you need to show it before it’s too late. Otherwise you may not get another chance to do something.
Love something as though you realise it may be lost. Never, ever miss an opportunity to show your love. Show love to the people who have always been there for you.
Love is not just a noun – it is a VERB. Do something today to show your appreciation, your gratitude, your feelings and the truth you feel inside, a truth you should not hide.
DREAM BIG DREAMS
I named this website Dream Big My Friend for a good reason.
The future really does belong to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
As Christopher Reeve once said so many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
You can’t achieve anything special without DREAMING it first. You need to dream big before those dreams come true. Think big, dream big, believe big, and the results will be big.
That is how you make things happen.
Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.
Today is the beginning of anything you want – a life you love and a life you can feel excited about!
Before you go…
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Until next time, dream big my friend xx
With a degree in psychology, Frances Vidakovic is a certified life coach for goal getters, author of 20+ books, host of the Dream Big My Friend podcast and course creator. Her superpower: transforming moms from dreamers into doers. Frances has been featured on various platforms, including Scary Mommy, Thrive Global, Medium and SBS Radio.