Sometimes, in life, we face a phase where nothing seems to fit perfectly and our rational mind has become numb. Many people feel frustrated in life so much that they consider suicide an option, that might seem quite dark to you, but it is the sad reality of our society.
Having an existential crisis is normal, we all go through it once in a while. We feel as if our existence has no meaning and we weren’t supposed to do much in life.
For example, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, did something useful with his life. He became the president of the strongest country in this world. Then there are we, who have done nothing meaningful with our lives.
Well actually, that’s where you are wrong, everyday, we wake up and contribute to something which is bigger than all of us, we contribute to nature and serve a purpose in this world.
The main objective of our life is to find out what is our purpose in this huge universe with billions of beings around us.
Following are the 8 quick ways to get back on track if you are feeling frustrated in life.
1. Find meaning to life
We all know what the phrase finding meaning to life means; the search for self actualization.
We all need something to live for, for a lover it might be their partner who keeps them going, for a goal oriented person it might be his aims for life, for a serial killer it might be his own tangled disorder or prey that keeps him going.
Find your reason and look for it within you. Everything in this world happens for a reason, you exist for a reason and it is about time you began the quest of finding that reason which will make you get up in the morning.
2. Love yourself
Loving yourself is essential and to live a happy life. It is necessary that you acknowledge your own desires and the need to grow within a certain parameter.
Self actualization comes from within, which is not possible unless you put yourself first in every situation. Putting yourself first does not mean to become selfish, it means to let loose a bit and cut out the negative from your life.
If you are feeling frustrated in life, cut off the toxicity from your life and put your mind at first. If something has been bothering you, let it out, clear it with the person and let them go. Make yourself your priority rather than anyone else.
3. Take a break and eat!
I know this might sound absurd to you, but trust me, this little technique works. I can tell you that break from work when you are exhausted as hell is the best thing you may ever experience.
Once I was going through some tough times as well, what I did was, I’d take a small break and have my favorite burger in the middle of the day, enjoy those pancakes on my way to work.
Trust me the most simple things in life are the answer to the most complicated questions. So if you’re feeling frustrated, take a break and treat yourself.
4. Do Some Exercise
Exercise helps us more than we think, it is something which makes the body at ease, hence resulting in our brain to relax. This is not as simple as it might seem, sometimes even a walk might help you relax your brain, but sometimes even a jog won’t do.
To make this a part of your everyday routine, join a gym and workout properly. Now I’m not asking you to start bodybuilding, that is never the answer unless you’re planning to kill your boss or something.
Just make your body tire a bit so that it can handle the everyday pressure that life gives you. Get the blood flowing and your peace will be restored automatically.
5. Spend more time with your loved ones
Spending time with people we love and the ones who like us is something that changes a person’s mood instantly. It’s like a placebo, but a placebo which works all the time.
People who motivate you and make you feel good about yourself are the best kind of people, little angels sent on this earth to make it a better place. Give those friends a visit, spend more time with your lover, wife or kids.
6. Be alone with your thoughts
Sometimes being alone is all you need, this might not fix you most of the times, since being alone sometimes makes you more depressed than usual.
So it is better to know when to be alone and when to not. Take a piece of paper and sit at a place which you enjoy the most and note down your thoughts and the things you need to do to make yourself at peace.
7. Talk to someone wise
Talking life out with someone with more experience is best when the other person is wise. Wisdom bestows wisdom and sometimes, we should spend time with people who think before they talk and people who know life inside and out.
This can be anyone, whether your dad, your mom or some other person whom you can relate with. These people help us get back up and fight our battles more rigorously, makes us a better person and help us figure out life.
8. Do what you love the most
At the end of the day, we all are advised to do what we love the most. Nowadays, every article you read, every show you watch, every person is telling each and everyone to start doing what they love.
However, this is the sad reality of our society that we are ready to advise people to do what they love but not accept them.
Acceptance comes with time, it is necessary for your heart to be felt at peace, it is necessary for you to live without regrets.