Monday, November 15, 2010

8 Ways To Stop Feeling Indifferent


Have you ever fallen to sleep at night wondering if you’ve made any difference to the world around you? Have you ever risen in the morning wondering if you even matter at all?
The key to living a happy, healthy and productive life is feeling purpose, passion and genuine joy for the way you spend your days. Without purpose, passion is merely a silent suggestion. Yet when you know your actions truly make a difference, joy and productivity follow as naturally as sunset after sunrise.
Use any of these 8 ideas to evaporate your indifference once and for all.
1)  Travel. Few things can fuel your inner fire like discovering fresh people, adventure, and experience. The sights, scents and sounds of a new spot on the map can help you see your old world with fresh eyes. Whether you’re heading to a new spot within your old city limits or swapping hemispheres for six months of backpacking, feeling lost can be one of the best ways to find yourself again.
2)  Teach. By passing your knowledge to another, you will not only illuminate the possibilities for another’s life, you will crystalize some of the skills that make you unique. Teaching another will help you to nurture a deeper sense of self and a more powerful sense of purpose overall. Explain, demonstrate, inspire. Be the teacher you always wished you had and you will move closer to the person you have always wanted to be.
3)  Create. Make something beautiful where there was nothing before and you might feel a purity of passion you never expected. Whatever your art – painting, poetry or even polka, producing tangible evidence of your individuality will help you discover your true self.
4)  Connect. An internal sense of belonging is a core human need that must be nurtured and should never be ignored. Because everyone shares this essential need, the people in your life are looking to connect. No one wants to feel isolated or lonely – the key lies in discovering your common intersections and celebrating your collective interests.
5)  Help. It is easier to tap into your purpose when you are genuinely helping others in need. This isn’t hard, and you don’t have to wait to get started. Improving the world an inch or two at a time is as easy as stepping outside yourself and getting started today. Keep your eyes open for anyone with less than you, or anyone who might benefit from your benevolence.
6)  Ask. Who knows you better than your closest friends; the people who have seen you during both your highs and lows, and listened to your same stories over and over again? Don’t take their word as gospel, but do ask what they think your special power or true purpose might be. Chances are, you’ll be surprised by what they say.
7)  Read. Perhaps you can’t go continent hopping, but you can conquer space and time by turning the pages of any good book. Literature opens your ears to the language of life and opens your heart to your inner whispers. Make time to read, then reflect on what you read, and you may find yourself with a deeper connection to the life you truly want to live.
8)  Write. If you really want to know what makes you tick, start writing. Writing forces you to organize your ideas and bring your emotions to the surface. Spend a day with nothing but a fresh notebook and plenty of ink – you might just stumble onto a powerful passion you didn’t know you had.
If your life has little purpose, then you are only living a little life. Find what drives you, then step on the gas and speed toward the life you’ve always wanted.

32 comments:

  1. Nice, insightful info here. I'll have to try some of these the next time I'm feeling down

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  2. Once again you provide a great deal of pertinent information and good recommendations who are feeling a little blue. I very much approve of this and hope that many people take this to heart.

    I personally found a great way to cure my indifference is...well...to try and make a difference. Thus why I try and inform people. :D

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  3. Great tips again.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I've start writing and it really helps ! thanks for all these tips ;)

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  5. Wow.
    I've saved this post as a bookmark.
    I've no time to read it all now, but I'll do it surely in a next future.

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  6. awesome post , very interesting , liked it alot , thanks , ima try some of em.

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  7. tnx for the tips

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  8. these are cool tips

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  9. I agree, doing the same thing over and over again makes life dull and depressing, we need to switch it up sometimes.

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  10. I think traveling is the best way, you see a lot and learn a lot!

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  11. interesting post...

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  12. wow thanks for the tips

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  13. Great post, great suggestions, as always! Even if in the grand scheme of things our lives are "meaningless," that can't stop us from doing things we find rewarding.

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  14. well, i personally never had/never will have that feeling...
    i think you don't need to be special or change the world... after 100 years ypu finally die and after 1000 years you will be forgotten - so just enjoy your life...at least that is waht i do!

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  15. ooh, she has nice hands

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  16. Very nice post, I needed this. I feel like that a lot :O

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  17. awesome, I visit you everyday

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  18. I found this one the most interesting

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  19. good post, can't wait for more

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  20. hehe lulz, thanks :)

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  21. interesting, I'll check back tomorrow

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  22. Words of Wisdom right there. Have used some of those guidelines (if I can call them that) in my life and they have really helped.

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  23. Damn, she has a big hand! Anyway, good ideas.

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  24. reading is very important

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  25. Interesting post! Thanks! :D

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