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Last Updated on December 1, 2020

Tired of Life? 6 Easy Tips to Press the ‘Refresh’ Button

Tired of Life? 6 Easy Tips to Press the ‘Refresh’ Button
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It’s pretty normal to get tired of life. Everyone gets to a point where exhaustion takes over the will to live. But since a lot of people don’t openly accept this part of their life, others feel like they’re the only ones who are going through a constant low.

If you’ve been feeling tired of life, there’s nothing to worry about. You don’t have to give up. It’s actually not that hard to make a U-turn back into the life you love.

Do you want to find out what these 6 easy tips are to get you out of the life that you’re tired of? All you have to do is continue reading!

Signs That You’re Tired of Life

The thing is that you cannot treat or fix an issue that you don’t realize exists. Therefore, for the tips to give their full effect, you have to first identify your situation.

Life is full of ups and downs. You need to be sure whether you’re really tired of life or just going through a tough week.

The following signs indicate that you’re experiencing more than just a bad week or month. They are red flags that you are giving up on life.

1. You Get Extremely Angry Over Little Things

If you’ve lost control over your rage, it may be a sign of exhaustion. The smallest inconvenience triggers you. You may even realize that you’ve been overreacting but you either can’t be bothered to fix it or you just don’t know what to do.

2. You Are Consistently Emotionlessness

Gone are the days when you experienced different emotions. It’s like you’ve forgotten what ups and down felt like. You are neither happy nor sad. All that you feel is mere emotionlessness and numbness.

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3. Nothing Excites Your Inner Self Anymore

You’re not anymore interested in anything. Nothing seems to be good enough to look forward to. You’re not even excited about the things you’re passionate about. Even though you once loved to sing or paint, it seems like such a burden now.

4. A Good Night’s Sleep Seems like a Distant Reality

Most of your nights are restless. You’ve not woken up in the past few weeks feeling fresh. Sleep is just another part of your day. It doesn’t refuel your body and mind anymore.

5 You Haven’t Truly Enjoyed a Day for a Long Time

When you look back on your recent past, you can’t pinpoint a day that you had fun on. You haven’t really made memories at this time. All the parties, get-togethers, and special occasions were just another day for you.

6 Tips to Help You Regain Your Liveliness

If three or more of these signs are identified, you need to put the following tips into action to get back on the track to live life like you’re supposed to!

1. Picture Your Ideal Life

You’re tired of the life that you’re living now. But if you think about it, is there a life that you imagine that you would absolutely love?

This won’t be a picture you can imagine instantly. Give yourself time to figure out the aspects of life that come to your mind when you think about the ‘ideal’ lifestyle.

Is it a life in the same place but with a different mental state? Or do you picture a completely different physical environment? What kind of people surround you?

Whatever you idealize, note it down.

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2. Look Back on the Life That You Enjoyed the Most

Nobody gets tired of life as soon as they are born. They live a good life before they get to a point of exhaustion.

Look back. Think of the times when you lived your life to the fullest. It could’ve been your time at school or when you had different relationships or you lived in a different city.

Also, think about the hobbies and activities you had at this time. You may have had a different passion back then. List down the factors that you think made your life worthwhile back then.

3. What’s Missing From Your Life Right Now?

Now, you’ve got a list of things that either made your life amazing in the past or you think will improve your life. It’s time to point out exactly what’s missing. Since you’re tired of life, you probably don’t have anything from the list in your life.

However, look closer. Maybe you’re the one who has pushed those factors away. Whatever the case is, pinpoint what you feel like is missing from your life. Once again, list them down so that you have written proof of how your mind perceives all this information.

This isn’t a list that you should or have to make within a day. Give it some time. Refine your list so that it has the things that you really think will make your life better. Add to it, remove from it, and once you think everything on the list is exactly what you need, it’s time to move to the next tip.

4. Highlight the Things That Are in Your Control

By this point, you know what you want in life, what you’ve already got, and what’s missing. So, naturally, the next step to fix your life is to add the things that are missing.

Usually, when we’re trying to improve our lives, what we tend to do it focus on the negative. So instead of finding out what would make us feel better, we point out the negatives and try to eradicate them. But if you’re tired of life, you’re probably going to perceive in your current life as bad. Therefore, instead of suggesting you get rid of the negatives, you should first add some positives.

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From the list you made in the previous tip, highlight the things that you think are in your control. For example, you can change relationships, work towards a different career, shift homes, etc. If you think it’s in your control, get on with it. Devise an extensive plan on how you can achieve it.

Work every day on your plan to achieve one thing at a time. With your mind on the road to what you think will be a better life, it’ll be way easier for you to regain your enthusiasm.

5. Make an Effort in Areas That Seem to Be Out of Your Hands

The difficult part of the list is where you think you’re not in control. You may not have the money to shift to the city that you want to. You may have lost a loved one that you can’t bring back.

Whatever the case is, remember that there’s always a second option. You can always find a second-best alternative that is quite possibly in your hands too.[1]

This is a time-consuming step. You’ll have to convince yourself, get content with the idea, and then work to achieve it.

6. Set Goals

Remember how not having anything to look forward to was a sign of your exhaustion from life? Well, guess who’s got the control to fix it?

Yes, it’s you.

Really think about it. What are your goals? Why are you even living? What’s the point of your existence?

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If you haven’t got anything that you’re constantly trying to achieve, you’re basically living a purposeless life. This is one huge factor that makes you want to give up on life. So it’s only right if you set some goals for yourself.

These goals can be a way to achieve the life that you idealize, work on your health, strive for a better lifestyle, and anything else that you think is worth fighting for.

What you set as a goal isn’t important. But how you define that goal impacts your progress. You might have heard of SMART goals. That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind so that you can actually work on them without losing more motivation.

How to Regain Motivation

A major contributing factor to your will to live is your motivation level.[2]

Once you start wanting to do little things in life, you’ll start enjoying life in general, too. It’s something that you have to try and test yourself to figure out what works best for you.

Start by assigning one day of the week solely for yourself. This day, do anything that you have the slightest will to do – paint, dance, meet someone, or just sleep all day long.

For the other 6 days, continue your normal regime but add in some motivational stepping stones here and there. Wear your favorite perfume, dress comfortably, exercise, stay hydrated, eat well, and stay away from things that drain you mentally or physically.

Bottom Line

Being tired of life isn’t a feeling you should ignore. Try out these tips to feel better but if nothing seems to be working for you, don’t shy away from seeking professional help.

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Pay attention to your mental health, work hard for your happiness, and stay enthusiastic about the life that you’ve been gifted!

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Featured photo credit: Tiago Bandeira via unsplash.com

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20 Invaluable Things Money Can’t Buy

20 Invaluable Things Money Can’t Buy
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George Lorimer contends,

“It’s good to have money and all the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.”

In reality, everyone likes money. It has enough power to determine happy or sad moments for some people. This happens partially because money can trigger your emotions. However, there are many invaluable things money can’t buy.

Money will allow you to experience the luxury of things like a Tesla, an estate, or first-class tickets to anywhere in the world. But, money cannot buy you everything. There are aspects of your life, yourself, relationships, and encounters that forever will be priceless.

So, what are 20 invaluable things money can’t buy?

1. Love

You must have seen this one coming because of how much it is preached throughout life.

Love is a genuine action with beautiful emotions that develops between people who know each other to an extent.

People fall in “love” for different reasons. Love is unconditional and keeps people in connection with each other.

Money may earn you attraction and attention, but love? Not at all.

2. True Friends

Everyone likes to have money because there’s almost no way to survive if we didn’t have a cent or two. And it’s only normal for people to associate themselves with people who are making efforts to make the money.

But sometimes, people are only attracted to what you have and what you can give; not who you are.

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It works just like love. When your money runs low, true friends should remain.

3. Family

We all know that family consists of a father, mother, and children, so let’s consider the individual elements.

A father is only a father as a result of the relationship between him and his child. Can money buy a relationship?

The same concept applies to the mother and child and if a relationship with a father cannot be bought, then neither can one with a mother nor child be bought.

Even if it’s an extended family, you still have to have a relationship with someone who connects you to the other person. It’s not rocket science.

4. Wisdom

Someone defined wisdom as “the mother of knowledge,” and how does one acquire knowledge? He or she receives it from experience.

So, if you cannot buy experience, then you cannot buy knowledge. And if you cannot buy both, then wisdom is definitely out of your league. You have to study, meet people and just experience life to earn it.

5. Happiness

In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt,

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

    Mrs. Roosevelt even acknowledges things money can’t buy. She emphasizes that money can’t buy happiness.

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    Despite all the money a person may have in the bank, he or she still may not have the happiness that we all crave and deserve. Money cannot afford happiness.

    6. Health

    Money can help us afford the best health care services, but health itself? Not exactly.

    We’ve seen millionaires and billionaires lose their lives to a range of diseases that all their money put together could not cure.

    The Dalai Lama said,

    “What surprises me most is ‘man’ because he sacrifices his health to make money then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health.”

      So, besides the fact that it doesn’t buy us health, sometimes the pursuit of it takes good health away from us.

      7. Long life

      During birthdays, we wish people a long, prosperous and healthy life. Money would be the best gift to send to loved ones to buy these things.

      But since you can’t, you wish these individuals the best life has to offer. You may also give them fun and loving experiences without money.

      8. Time

      The universe has been impartial enough to give us all 24 hours to do whatever we want to. But nobody, with all his or her wealth, has been able to purchase an extra hour, not even a second.

      9. Respect

      They say it is reciprocal. In other words, you can only get respect when you give respect and the last time we checked, there was no money for respect.

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      So if you can’t give something in any currency, then you can’t receive it in any currency either.

      10. Character

      Character is the sum of a person’s attitude. Attitude has to do with the way you behave and although money can influence a person’s character, it cannot buy a good one.

      11. Confidence

      Any “confidence” built on money really isn’t confidence. It’s a shade of pride and usually ends in sheer show-off. That, dear friend, is not confidence. Confidence is a quality you build with time.

      12. Beauty

      There are countless beauty products in the market and all of them cost money. These beauty products can only enhance beauty by covering up blemishes and some go as far as altering some features of the body.

      But none has been able to change the natural beauty of anybody. If you consider surgery, then you are still altering the natural features, not changing it. You can’t buy good looks from your mother’s womb. It’s just not possible.

      13. Sense of Humor

      Some individuals are born with the gift to make others laugh. Most of the comedians around became wealthy as a result of their sense of humor.

      The humor did not come after the money. Nobody became funny overnight because of a swell in their bank account.

      14. Trust

      Why do you trust people? Because they’ve proved themselves to be trustworthy by character. Their character earned them that trust.

      15. Talent

      Talent is a natural skill that has to be discovered and honed. Just like beauty and every other thing that comes naturally, talent cannot be purchased.

      16. Purpose

      People attend conferences and seminars to help them discover their purpose in life. These conferences may be free or paid but the money did not buy them the purpose.

      They already had the purpose way before realizing that they needed to find it. Lots of poor people discovered their purpose and leveraged it to become rich. This goes on to illustrate that money can come as a result of finding purpose but it cannot get you the purpose.

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      17. Satisfaction

      If there’s one thing that money can never buy, it is satisfaction. Even if money finds a way to get any of the other items on this list, it can never afford satisfaction. Money increases our desire for more money. The more the money, the more the hunger.

      18. Empathy

      Never have we ever heard of a man who bought the ability to empathize and never would we ever because empathy is a feeling. Feelings cannot be bought.

      19. Peace

      Why do people employ sophisticated security systems? Because they want to have peace when they go to bed but even with all of that, peace has never been received in exchange for money. It comes as a result of a clear conscience and a good heart.

      Ironically, money may bring enemies which would end up disrupting your peace.

      20. A Good Name

      A proverb says “a good name is better than silver.” This is like comparing two different things: a name and silver (which could be referred to as money).

      What is a “name?” It is a form of identity and how is it received? Your way of life and character helps people to receive you.

      Conclusion

        Overall, these things are invaluable and confidently show that money can’t buy everything.

        While this is the case, money is necessary, so don’t quit your job just because it can’t buy you happiness. And do spend your money and time wisely.

        Also, go out of your way to make people happy. Their money can’t provide this needed emotion. Do not lose or mismanage your health trying to get money.

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