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How do I overcome this feeling that my life is going no where? I in general have a great life. I have a good job, make decent money, & have a great family life.... why do I feel like this??

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Last Updated: 07/14/2020 at 9:01pm
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Kayaondra02
July 22nd, 2018 11:22pm
I think the question you should be asking is, β€œWhat is causing me to feel this?” Are you putting this thought in your head, or is another? Are there any obstacles in your way? Or you could take a diffrent approach. Has there been any stress in your life? Any big changes? How long have you felt this way? Break down your question with questions, and then you can find the answer 😁
AmethystUnicorn
July 23rd, 2018 12:14am
It's possible to feel upset and lost even when you have good things going for you. You can try some good mindfulness techniques as well as challenging your thoughts!
Destineej
November 12th, 2019 12:42pm
First of all its completely normal to feel this way. Us human beings always need something to achieve, something to live for. That's why some people used to say "I don't wanna live forever". You are not doing anything exciting in your life. You better have a social life, spend 75% of your money on experiencing things, create a goal for yourself, make your life interesting, travel alone, travel with your friends. In summary you should feel this way because you need some interesting stuff to happen in your life, and you're really lucky to have enough budget to travel
RichardRedacted
March 30th, 2020 12:10pm
Well I can really only make assumptions here because I obviously don't know you so if anything is totally off base I apologize. Perhaps you put too much pressure on yourself to do "great things" with your life. I think we are all guilty of this sometimes. Sometimes you might feel like what you are doing doesn't matter or won't make a difference to the world. This is just simply not true, every little itty bitty thing makes a difference somehow. Imagine if everyone in the entire world just said eh none of this matters and gave up? That would be a dark day indeed. It was Gandhi who said "Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it because you can't know. You can't ever really know the meaning of your life. And you don't need to. Every life has a meaning, whether it lasts one hundred years or one hundred seconds. Every life, and every death, changes the world in its own way. You can't know. So don't take it for granted. But don't take it too seriously. Don't postpone what you want. Don't leave anything misunderstood. Make sure the people you care about know. Make sure they know how you really feel. Because just like that...It could end.” I hope my answer helps you in some way :) -R
Zak300
July 14th, 2020 9:01pm
When we attach value to our personal progress and achievement, we can become too fixated on what could be over the horizon and lose sight of what we have immediately in front of us (i.e. our family, home, career, etc). It is essential to wellbeing that we pause to reflect on what we have and how far we come in the past. This is how we appreciate our achievements (and it often takes time). Sometimes we fail to realise that our life has bee going somewhere. It does so constantly at a slow pace, but we never realise until we have travelled a long-stretch and then appreciated the path we have navigated along the way.