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4 Ways To Develop Your Passions And Live Life Spontaneously

4 Ways To Develop Your Passions And Live Life Spontaneously

When we feel as though our lives are becoming monotonous we seek change. We seek adventure, not necessarily an extreme adventure that involves travelling, but within ourselves and within our lives. Jose Llorens of Elite Daily suggests four ways you can begin to live life spontaneously and develop your passions:

It is needless to say that every expert was once a beginner. Being an expert entails more than the dedication of long hours and countless sleepless nights in order to master a craft. Sure, anyone can become an expert at something, but the passionate ones always seem to excel amongst everyone else.

Not everyone has to live like an expert to be one. Ever had that feeling that everything seems to be going your way, and you never want it to end? Well it doesn’t have to.

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The vast majority of us spend our time trying to come up with ideas for our futures that assure security, yet it appears that this doesn’t always seem to be a reliable plan. Why? Because thinking about something will never be the same as trying it. You don’t have to find what you want to do. It’ll find you.

There’s not an esoteric strategy to finding what your passion is. If you have the opportunity to do something you want to do, go ahead and do it. Keep trying new things, and never settle for anything less than what you’re passionate for. It’ll keep that fire inside of you burning.

If you want to be an expert at life, then start living like a virgin. There is nothing more exhilarating than trying something for the first time as many of you can recall. You have no idea what you’re getting into, and you’ll never know the outcome.

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New experiences lead to new opportunities. Live like you’ll die tomorrow, there’s no reason not to. That sense of adventure that you get from doing something spontaneous will truly make you happier. Get lost once and a while; here’s how.

Network

Meet new people. Have a conversation with a stranger, introduce yourself, and you’ll begin to notice that people want to be spoken to. People like to share and be listened to. Plus, you never know whom you are going to meet. People appreciate you more when you reach out to them and take an interest in their lives.

Travel

Traveling allows you to explore other environments and put your life into perspective. Being around different types of people, food, languages and cultures with ultimately change the way you view the world. Getting away from home will allow you to appreciate what you have, and it will also give you a better understanding of the world. We all need to travel for one reason or another.

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Love

Love everybody. We’re all just people looking for our place in the world, and everybody has their own unique story. Treat everyone with respect, regardless of his or her age, sex, occupation or gender. Smile a lot. It brings good vibes and attracts people.

Stay Curious

Never lose that sense of curiosity we are each born with. As a child you remember the curious behavior that slowly diminished as you grew older. What happened to that urge to ask questions? Oh yeah, a conditioned society happened. Who cares what everyone is doing! Live your own life.

Keep learning new things and soak up the life around you. Try to have the curiosity of a five-year-old for the rest of your life. Don’t hold back on your desires. We all have responsibilities, but make it a habit to do something new everyday. Once you begin to get comfortable, that’s when you fail to embrace the spice of life. Keep moving forward.

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If not now, then when?

Jose Llorens: A thrill-seeking individual who loves a new challenge, and is looking to inspire anyone who comes along his path. Jose is an advocate for the millennial reform, and wants to share his insights regarding the movement. He emphasizes the opportunity to chase dreams, innovate, and live a valuable life. Jose is an early stage startup founder, former personal trainer, and sometimes a philosophy student at Florida International University that has a burning fire inside to change the world by influencing people to join the movement, and hear the voice of Generation Y.

How To Develop Your Passions And To Live Life Spontaneously | Elite Daily

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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