Half the battle is knowing what you’re looking for. When you don’t know, you don’t know where to direct your energy. When you don’t know the purpose behind what you’re doing, it can be hard to stay motivated, especially when times get tough.
But the problem is, sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do. And even when you do decide, things don’t always work out. Where do you put all your energy when you don’t know what you want to do with it? I think the secret is to just find something, even if it’s temporary, to put your focus on. Even if you know it’s only temporary, it’s important to have something to direct your energy to.
Create projects, build things, find a job, start a hobby. People complain about being too busy all the time, but I would argue the opposite is far more destressing. The time is going to pass whether you are doing something or not, you may as well count for something. Not everything you do has to be fueled by passion and purpose, it’s ok to do things that pass the time, especially if it’s only temporary.
And when you do find yourself, quiet and confused, that’s ok too. It’s ok to have to think, take time, and redirect. If you try a few things and they don’t work out, there are lessons in that. Just keep trying, don’t give up, and do not get discouraged. You will pick yourself back up again, take a new aim, and fire.