On a previous blog post, I talked about how to start living out your dreams. Well, after I hit ‘publish’ on that post, I got out of my own way and didn’t expect what was going to happen next.
I wasn’t sure what was going on, but my anxiety kept getting stronger and stronger. No matter how hard I tried brush it off and live “normally” for a bit, I wasn’t happy.
That’s when I figured it out: I’m not made to live a normal life.
I’m not sure why, but I was fighting it. I sometimes still do.
If you’re in the same boat as I am, keep reading. If you’ve ever thought, “I just don’t see myself doing this for the next 30 years,” it means you’re not made to live a normal life either. Yep, keep reading, my friend. Keep on reading.
Here are two sure-fire signs for you to pay attention to when it comes to finding out if you’re made to live a normal life or not.
You feel trapped and/or anxious.
Have you ever been anxious for that first date you’ve been waiting so long for or a fun trip with friends that you’ve planned for a year? Yep, it’s that I-can’t-wait-to-get-off-work-to-go-on-vacation kind of anxious. It’s as if you’re looking forward to something so much that if you don’t break free soon, you’re going to go ballistic on someone. Well, if you’re feeling anxious all the time, it probably means that you’re seeking to live a life of adventure. It also means you’re not made to live a normal life.
My anxiety started several months ago and has only increased. Before that, I felt lost in life for what seemed like ages and wasn’t sure if what I was currently doing was right for me or not. On top of that, I also felt like I lost myself in the process of trying to figure out what I was doing with my life. I even wanted to just up and quit everything (including my job) for a taste of adventure. Working out helps a bit, but my anxiety keeps coming back. I’m also not eating much either (and that says a lot because I love food).
I combat my stress with meditation and spending time in God’s word, which has definitely helped. Anxiety is still there, but it comes and goes. Progress is progress.
The thought of doing something that scares you is actually exciting.
Remember when you thought about doing something that’s scary and exciting at the same time? Still thinking about it? For some of you, it could be moving from one state to another or jumping out of a plane. For others, it could be speaking in front of a camera for the first time. If you’re entertaining the thought of doing something that’s outside of your comfort zone, it may be a sign that you’re tired of where you’re at in life. If it excites you more than it scares you, you may be on to something! Yep, you guessed it. It means you were not made to live a normal life!
Living a mediocre life is exhausting.
Last, I grew extremely sick and tired of being in my state. My physical and mental health, mindset, hobbies, finances, career, passion and relationships (basically everything) were not where I wanted them to be.
I wasn’t sure where my search for answers would lead me. However, I knew that I had to do three things: 1) Get close to God, 2) fix my mindset and 3) take action quickly.
I began digging in God’s word, yet with the mindset of being a brand new Christian. I learned so much in such a short period of time, but I’ll save that for another post later. Aside from reading my Bible, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned with Think & Grow Rich. I also started to apply the principles I learned in my daily routines. As I said above, I worked out, meditated and spent time in the Bible to fight my anxiety.
However, it wasn’t until I took non-health related action steps was when my stress began to subside. Weird, huh?
As weird as it is, let me tell you, it feels amazing taking action even if I have no freaking clue what I’m doing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still scared too. However, I’m more excited about having fun and enjoying the process than I am fearful.
Who knows, maybe that’s why I’ve back loving Mondays again!
I refuse to live a normal life.
I don’t want a normal life because I believe that God didn’t put me here on Earth to live a “normal” life. My dreams and goals have been growing and becoming so vivid that it was scaring me a bit, but it’s not as scary as having a normal life.
I don’t know about you, but I feel that it’s hard to dream BIG without having a bit of fear.
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