Getting older isn’t always easy.
It is often said that with time, comes change, and change can be the very thing that causes you to lose a sense of who you are.
After I had my kids, I completely forgot who I was before I had them.
I forgot what kinds of things I liked to do, what made me happy, and I felt very lost for a long time.
And for the last six months I have been on a journey to finding who I am again and I want to help others do the same.
So here are 7 tips to help you find yourself again…
1. Make a list of things you truly enjoy doing.
It can be watching tv, hanging out with your friends and family, swimming, whatever activities you do that make you feel happy.
So make that list and start making some time to do those things more often. We can get so wrapped up in taking care of our families, working, and everything else, that we forget to do the things that we enjoy.
Doing this will open you up to remembering who you are or finding who you are based on the things that you love to do and make you happy.
2. Go out more often.
Do you stay in the house, work, or school a lot? If you do, then it’s time to start stepping out.
Make it a habit of going out at least 2 – 3 times a month and just enjoy yourself.
Go out with your friends, have a date night, take a walk in through the park.
The point is to change up your environment and allow yourself to have experiences that you wouldn’t have during a normal day.
Doing this will allow you to experience new things, and gives you the chance to be a little spontaneous. Who knows you might get introduced to something that you never would have thought you would enjoy doing.
3. Meet new people.
Sometimes we all just need people in our lives. When we have the right kinds of people around us, they can often bring out really good things in us, the best in us.
So go out to some social events, check out meetup.com, things like that and meet some new people.
4. Start journaling.
Many of us may not want to pour out all of our thoughts and feelings to the people that we know. And journaling is one of the best ways to express yourself without the fear of being judged.
It is a great way to get all of those racing thoughts out of your head and on to paper. And though a journal can not talk back to you, they will always be there for you when you need to vent.
Plus you can always reference back to past entries and see how you grow as the days, weeks, months, and years go on.
5. Read Books.
Reading can be a great escape when things in real life get a little intense for you.
I have found that I like reading self-help books to keep me motivated and inspired. I also like reading books on subjects that I am interested in, and new subjects that you may want to learn about.
So find something that you are interested in, and lose yourself in the words. Who knows, you may find a book that changes your whole outlook on life.
6. Spend time with family and friends.
There is nothing like spending time with friends and family, because who remembers more about who we used to be than the people closest to us.
Our family and friends have the ability to bring out certain things in us that no one else can.
Spend some quality time with your loved ones and you will be able to find yourself in no time.
One of the most exciting things in life can be traveling.
Experiencing different cultures, places, and environments can be just what you need in order to awaken a whole new person in yourself and even remind you of who you used to be.
Take some time off of work, and go experience what the world has to offer you!
Have you ever felt like you lost yourself? If so, let me know down in the comments, and tell me what you did/do to find yourself again.