Once you’re aware of the drift, you can clue into what you really like and want by chang­ing sim­ple be­hav­iours.

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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.

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