Find Out What To Do With Your Life

Don’t know what to do with your life? Here are 3 websites that actually help. They are not self-help but actual tools to make you more aware of what you want.

    1. I came across this first one in a very simple way. About 1 year ago, I was really bored and desperate about my life so I went to google and typed “how to change my life”. The first result was this amazing article. This is the article that gave me the idea to start this blog because you have 20 minutes to write 100 things that you want to do and one of the things I wrote was to start a blog.
      http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-stuck-100-ways-to-change-your-life

    2.  The second website was a recommendation from my friend Camila (Camila in Sweden). It is a tool to find out what your values are and help you make decisions in the future. I think it’s very important to be aware of your values. If you make a decision that doesn’t prioritize them, you will feel unhappy.
      http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_85.htm#

    3. The last one is more career-related. It gives you steps to find out what you’d love to do based on your skills and interests.
      http://briankim.net/blog/2006/07/how-to-find-what-you-love-to-do/

Find Out What Makes You Happy And Sad

Sometimes we feel down for long periods of time and we feel that we don’t know the exact reason.

In this case, it is very useful to keep a record of what makes you happy and sad each day. When you have to write it down and think about your day, you will notice more clearly what is getting you down. You become more aware of yourself and your needs.

Write everything down. Don’t worry if they are silly things. They might seem silly at the time but they are obviously meaningful to you. Maybe you felt sad because of some news you read or because you missed the bus. Maybe you felt happy because you ate a cookie. When you are feeling depressed, some problems might look bigger than they are but how you felt at the moment is still real and you shouldn’t ignore it. You can gain deep insight into yourself. This record is for you not anyone else, so be honest.  What really made you happy today? What really made you unhappy?

After keeping this record for some time, you can read back and take notes of the recurrent things. You might notice there is a pattern and the same things are making you unhappy again and again. Then you can make changes and also try to do more of what makes you happy.