Try These Tips to Feel Less Jaded Day-to-Day
Do you ever just feel drained, exhausted, and unmotivated for an extended period of time? As if you just can't be bothered at all?
One term for this feeling is being “jaded,” and it’s the kind of thing that can rob your life of a lot of its beauty and excitement, and can make it difficult for you to feel your best, or to achieve your full potential.
There are plenty of small things that you can do on an everyday basis to get a bit more fun and enthusiasm out of each moment, ranging from things like getting the best bubble tea you can find and savouring each sip, to taking up a hobby that you find engaging.
Here, though, are some powerful “big picture” tips that can help you to feel less jaded, on a day-to-day basis.
Set yourself goals and work on challenging your limiting beliefs, instead of just “going with the flow”
Feeling jaded is, in many cases, more or less synonymous with getting caught in a rut and losing the sense that you are capable of directing your own life.
Although “going with the flow” can sound like a fun and appealing concept upfront, the bottom line is that it often means falling into a state of inertia and simply following the path of least resistance, from one day to the next.
If anything, going with the flow may often be at the heart of why you find yourself feeling jaded to begin with.
Setting yourself goals and working to challenge your limiting beliefs, day by day, can go a long way in helping to restore your sense of direction and personal energy in life.
Pay proper attention to things like sleep and nutrition
Even if there are plenty of things for you to get enthusiastic about each day, you are likely to find yourself feeling tired, bored, and uninterested if you are chronically sleep-deprived and aren’t eating sufficient healthy meals on a daily basis.
Paying proper attention to things like sleep, relaxation and nutrition can go a long way in helping to give you a boost to your overall energy levels, as well as your mood, and can help to put you in a much better position when it comes to your sense of everyday enthusiasm.
Work to break habits and attitudes that cause you to feel more negative
Certain habits and attitudes are simply bound to make you feel more negative on an everyday basis, or to cost you much-needed self respect.
Doing what you can to begin systematically breaking those negative habits and attitudes can help you to feel a lot better about who you are on a day-to-day basis, how you are conducting yourself, and what you are capable of achieving.
Challenging your attitudes and assumptions can involve cognitive exercises such as the one Martin Seligman outlines in his book “Learned Optimism,” which involves systematically questioning negative beliefs until they break down.
Breaking down negative habits can involve using a habit tracker and structuring your immediate environment to make it harder to engage in certain negative routines.