Figuring Out What You Want To Do In Life

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Figuring out what you want to do in life can be tricky, with so much pressure to have it all figured out by a certain age. The truth is, what you want from life can change at any given time and it can be a challenge figuring out what it is you want to do. Here are a few ways you can find your calling in life:

Explore your interests:

Don't be afraid to really explore your hobbies and interests, this will help you understand more of what it is you want to do in life. For new hobby ideas check out my 10 great new hobby idea for 2019 blog post, and don't be afraid to really dive in deep with it. 

Follow your heart: 

If in your heart you've always wanted to be something, like a writer for example, then find a way to make it work for you. Free up some of your time to explore this.

Research:

Research what it is you want to do in life, get yourself clued up about what it involves and how to get there.

Find your strengths:


Write a lists of your strengths, figuring these out will help you out what you're good at, areas to work on and what to do next.

Think about your ideal schedule:

Envisage your ideal schedule. What does it look like? Are you a 9-5 sort of person or would you prefer working from home? Would you want to travel a lot as part of your job?

Ask yourself where you want to be in five years?

The most important question to ask yourself is where do you want to end up? What's the end goal? But keep in mind that the journey is just as important because if you don't enjoy it, then what's the point?

That's all for today's post,
Beth.

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10 comments

  1. I am 22 and I still have no idea where I want to be or what I want to do exactly! It's quite scary being stuck in the unknown. I don't think anyone truly knows what they want to do in their life! Thanks for sharing your tips x

    Laura / https://www.laustworld.com

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  2. I've definitely been thinking about where I want to be in 5 years and I've got so many things I want to do!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. I think following your heart is such important advice! I'm so glad it's not just me who's a little stuck and anxious for my future choices, haha x

    girlvsworldblog.com x

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  4. As are many others, I'm so so terrified about what to do in the future. Exploring is deifinately an option that I think will help us to work out strengths and weaknesses, and possibly even make eliminations. Also, sometimes we surprise ourselves. Soemthing we initially thought would not go so well might end up being what we find loving the most!

    Really like the schedule pointer to! That's quite an important point which we often forget about.

    https://universitywithaimz.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a burning question! Exploring your interests is such a great thing to do; if you can do what you love for a living, you are following your heart to the right place.

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  6. Love this! & It's so funny as I'm genuinely going through a bit of a life crisis working out what I'm going to be doing so love this read 💛xx

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  7. One tip I heard was to think about what you enjoyed doing when you were age 7. Interesting theory although it could generate some quite funny answers! Great post, and on a subject that confounds many of us at all ages.

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  8. Great questions to get at the root of it!

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  9. I can 100% relate - figuring out the direction of your life is especially difficult when everyone in a similar age group is on a completely different wave length so that leads to constantly feeling like you’re being left behind.

    What we want from life can really change in an instant - it’s so important to explore you hobbies and interests, al of them not just stick to the one. Following your heart is a huge one, and some times not everyone is fully on board with the direction your life is going but the most important thing is that you’re happy with the direction you’ve chosen.

    YES RESEARCH - rather than jumping head first without knowing the complete picture of something, always be prepared on every (well at least try to get every) aspect.

    I think writing down your strengths is such a great idea, sometimes we don’t realize how many strengths we have.

    The 5 year question always get be stumped. Mainly because I always feel like I can be pulled in so many different directions and suddenly feel like I’m on a clock if I don’t have everything figured out.

    Great post!

    Sahara | https://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

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  10. This is such a simple but practical and helpful list of things to think about when figuring out what you want to do in life! It's something I'm currently doing at the moment, and your tips are really helpful. Thank you!!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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