Once you’re aware of the drift, you can clue into what you really like and want by changing simple behaviours.
plans, force yourself to say—and figure out—what you actually want.
WAKE UP AN HOUR EARLY FOR A WEEK
Use the extra time to work out, sip a rich latte, or watch a recorded episode of Shark Week on Discovery. The point is, you’ll be practicing doing stuff because you want to, not because you have to.
CLUE INTO YOUR FB FEED
Sometimes you’re drifting because you’re not even sure what you want out of life. Here’s an interesting experiment: the next time you find yourself annoyed at a news-feed post, ask yourself why it pisses you off. Get past the anger, and you might just find that what’s annoying you is that the poster has something that you kind of want.
GET ON PINTEREST
Experts say creating boards of stuff that inspires you works because you’re giving yourself the space to suss out what truly psychs you up.
JUMP ON A RANDOM GROUPON
A session in a floating tank, a one hour trapeze class, a marathon entry...don’t think, just do it. It’s those random, kinda terrifying experiences that help you grow and figure out what you enjoy.
START A BLOG
Writing about your day and posting pics of stuff you’ve seen and done is a tangible way to make you aware of time passing, which experts say is helpful in assessing patterns in your behaviour, seeing how far you’ve come, and recognising that a rut has real consequences.