When Needing a Shift in Your Life: How to Find your Flow
Updated October 12, 2018
Reviewer Sonya Bruner
Have you been showing and expressing care so much that sometimes it results in emotional pain? Yes, to love and care for others is a meaningful pursuit. But sometimes, there will be a point in our lives that we want to prioritize our own care and growth.
Sometimes when we care too much, we tend to neglect ourselves to the point that we lose touch with our true self. We no longer know our own personality, our wants, our own desires. "Do I really like chocolate ice cream, or did I just learn to love it because my best friend whom I cared so much likes it"? It is true that we can be influenced strongly by anybody around us, especially if we truly have great affection for them.
Who could you be if you dared to let go of your present self? Tapping into your creative energy and using it as a tool in your quest towards self-discovery can be enhanced by asking yourself what it is that you truly want out of life? Everyone is stimulated by different things, finding joy from different sources, activities or people. Find the things in life that electrify you, allowing yourself the independence and leisure that are the cornerstones of so much creative success. Gaining satisfaction from your life can be as simple as channeling your interests and energy into activities that you prefer.
How to Find your Flow:
Reinvent yourself. Maybe move to a new place to start all over again. Reconnect with yourself and start to learn more about what a great person you are outside of the care you provide to others.
You are not a superhero. You cannot save the world. If you are helping a person that does not accept help, it's useless. So, stick to your rule of being a compassionate person, but always remember that you don't need to wear a cape all the time.
Live your life to the fullest. Follow your own rules and find your own happiness. How many times have you sacrificed before and paved the way for others' happiness? Do yourself a favor and start loving yourself.
For guidance and psychological support, it is always important to seek professional mental help. BetterHelp is an online mental help community that can help you connect with a licensed therapist to help work through any problems you might be experiencing.