Many of us struggle with the feeling that something isn’t quite right. Sometimes this experience passes but often we are left feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled. These feelings may seem inescapable, but there are useful methods for combatting this. Here is a list of top tips for finding more contentment when things don’t feel as good as they usually do.
What is a Lack of Fulfilment?
It is normal to occasionally feel dissatisfied, discontented or even unfulfilled. Some days it can feel that you have woken up on the wrong side of the bed and nothing is going your way. These feelings can be a healthy indicator that a particular way of living, area of life or work isn’t working for you. But positively, these feelings can pave the way for you to try something new.
A lack of fulfilment however, can nod to a deeper issue. If you’re dealing with these feelings, it might be time to evaluate them and delve deeper into your dissatisfaction to find a solution.
If you have been feeling unfulfilled for a prolonged period of time, you may need to seek professional help. It is important to remember that no matter how prevalent these thoughts might become in your own mind, that despair is never something that you should have to accept and live alongside.
How can you tackle a Lack of Fulfilment?
Here are a few methods that can help you to tackle your lack of fulfilment.
- Reconnect with Nature
Try to get outside. Sunlight and fresh air do wonders for your mental health. You could start by making the decision to walk to work instead of driving, watch the sunset in the evening, or take a stroll through your local park to reconnect with nature.
If you’re looking for a new hobby, why not try to take care of some plants. Nourishing and growing plants reminds you to nurture yourself. Projects like this can also create a sense of pride in what you have achieved.
If you’re a pet owner, try taking your furry friend for a walk. Not only will this bring you out of the house and into nature, it can allow you to gain perspective over what has been troubling you.
- Practice Mindfulness and Meditation
Practising mindfulness and meditation can be a very helpful way of combating feelings of emptiness. Mindfulness and meditation can also be great tools for combatting generalised anxiety and depression.
By being present in your body, mindfulness and meditation can allow you to develop a wider perspective, become present and grounded. This can help you to discover if you are experiencing a period of dissatisfaction or if you need to seek professional help for long lasting problems.
- Think About Re-evaluating Your Own Values and Beliefs
You may want to re-evaluate some of your personal values. Whatever springs to mind first, may be a good place to start. Living out of line from these may be detrimental to your sense of fulfilment. If you are struggling to do this on your own, a trained professional therapist can help you to work through this. Ultimately, only you can decide what values are important to you.
- Try Engaging with New Hobbies or Interests
If you find that you are no longer getting as much satisfaction out of your hobbies that you used to, it may be time to try something new. It’s not uncommon for people to outgrow old hobbies over time, and it never hurts to try something you may have never done before. Engaging in a new hobby or interest can be a great way of gaining fulfilment in your personal life.
- Look into Seeking Professional Help
Finally, if you feel weighed down by a lack of fulfilment it might be time to reach out to a professional. Healthy Mind Coaching helps people to cope with different mental wellbeing issues such as low mood, anxious or negative thoughts, stress management or irrational beliefs.
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