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Give Yourself That Get Up And Go Feeling

As we get older, it can be hard to find the same excitement in things that we did in our younger years. We become complacent with everything that’s happening around us, but this is no way to live. The more that you give yourself something to look forward to, the happier that you will be – it’s scientifically proven. Getting your sense of worth back and being able to develop on it to lead to bigger and better things for yourself is something that all of us need to aim towards.

Give Yourself That Get Up And Go Feeling

It’s Not Too Late To Educate Yourself

A lot of people are returning to education. It may be that they never completed schooling during their teenage years or have finally decided what to do their degree in. Others may have finally made a choice regarding MBA degree programs after earning their bachelor’s. Either way, it’s never too late to pick up from where you left off in regards to your education. The more time that you invest into learning a subject, the more that you can put it into good use; and you will also be developing your interest and love for it as time goes on. Don’t think that you are exempt from applying for a job just because of the qualifications that you need; anything is possible and available to you, especially now that courses are ready for you to complete online.

Something Bothering You? Talk It Over

It’s so easy to get caught up on simple things. It’s these thoughts which start to take over our lives, often leaving us feeling depressed and too anxious to confront it. If you feel like you are having a hard time with your mental health, chat it over with a friend or a professional. It’s good to talk and lose the stigma. Even if you have never had mental health problems before, it’s important to remember that they can develop at any time and rely heavily on the circumstances that you are in as to how and why they may begin to manifest themselves. We rely a lot on how we are feeling to be able to give ourselves the ‘can-do’ attitude, so never underestimate the power of talking it out. You may be able to pinpoint the reasons that you are feeling that way and be able to do something productive about it with a little bit of help. As soon are your problems are either conquered or are under control, you should be able to get a bit of a spark back to give you a bit more motivation to do the things that interest you in life.

Give Yourself That Get Up And Go Feeling

Meet Your Friends

A lot of us are using social media to connect with people that we previously would never have met before. These are the online friends that we have stumbled across by chance, often crossing paths over a shared interest. The great thing about it is that they are real people that we are chatting to from wherever we are in the world – but how about making the step to go and actually meet them? It’s not too much to get across the globe nowadays if they’re situated in a different country, and for people who are members of certain communities or forums, it’s already been done before with good results. Make sure that you have details to give to a trusted person of the people that you are going to meet and ensure that you use your common sense to keep yourself safe. Other than that, it’s all about having a good time and pushing yourself to make new friends.

Book A Flight, See The World

What’s stopping you from seeing the world? Ties to a job, your family, your home? They shouldn’t be stopping you from getting away for a couple of days at least. Depending on where you live, the countries nearest to you should be relatively cheap; for example, if you ar live in Europe, getting across to the next country isn’t too much bother in terms of cost. There are ways and means of seeing the world which don’t involve a plane also – you may just want to explore more of the country that you live in. Getting out and experiencing different places will give you an insight into different cultures, religions, cuisines and so much more that can really give you the inspiration and motivation that you need to carry on with your day-to-day life … or perhaps change it altogether.

Give Yourself That Get Up And Go Feeling

Surround Yourself WIth Love

You’re never going to feel any amount of determination if you are surrounded by negativity. This can come from friends and family members who aren’t particularly supportive, or even a toxic workplace that you are currently in. It can be hard to cut ties with those who you assume to be your friends, but if they are causing you to feel down and upset more than they are perking you up and encouraging you to go for the things that you want and love, then they’re not worth having in your life – they’ll only drag you back. You can confront them about their behaviour and hope it changes or consider phasing them out altogether. Only when you start achieving the things that you never thought possible will you realise just how much of a metaphorical weight they were on you. It’s a harsh life lesson to learn, but one that definitely needs consideration before it gets the better of you.

Pick Up A New Hobby

A lot of time, our lack of motivation comes from the fact that we have nothing to get geared up towards. The more effort that we can put into something that we enjoy doing, the more inclined that we will be to actually do it. There are so many clubs that are set up for all kinds of different crafts, sports and games that we wish to take part in; often it’s simply a case of searching on the internet for where your closest one is. Think about what you have enjoyed or have wanted to give a go for a long time, and don’t delay – just go for it! The more time that you spend thinking about whether you should do it, the less time that you have to get involved.

Give Yourself That Get Up And Go Feeling

Start Eating Right

A lot of how we are feeling within ourselves is due to the way that we treat our body. If you are eating junk, you are going to feel like junk – it’s simple math that doesn’t deserve overthinking. Rather than going on a diet, instead just try and control what you’re eating to produce good effects within your body. A small amount of superfoods throughout the day can be just what you need to give you your required energy boost. If you don’t think that you can control how you are feeling through the foods that you are eating, try giving it a go for a week with an online plan and note down any changes; you may be slightly surprised! As well as food, it is also important to remember to drink the recommended amount of eight glasses of water per day to increase brain function and keep your body, skin and organs healthy.

It’s easy to find the motivation to do things – you just need to know how to get there first. Your lack of it could be down to a number of factors, but as long as you tackle them head-on, you’ll be flying in no time.

About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a Realistic Optimist, and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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