By Julia Harrison
Once we’ve started on a career track, many of us are guilty of living without really thinking about whether the life we’re leading is bringing us happiness. We get into a routine, we have bills to pay, we want to progress in our work. All of this is normal, of course, but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and decide whether we could or should do things differently. Are we getting the most out of life?
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So how do you know what’s right or not? By carrying out a life status check, you’ll be able to identify areas for improvement, to see what parts of your life make you happy, and what are the main causes for your stress. It’s not always easy to create time for that kind of reflection, so one way to approach this is to book in a session with a psychic or medium who can help you analyze your life.
Psychic and medium readings are often used as a tool to consider life’s conundrums and decide how to move forward. There are plenty of celebs who seek spiritual guidance from mediums and clairvoyants. Actress Angelina Jolie, whose mum died when she was young, has regular sessions with a clairvoyant as a way of connecting with her mother’s spirit for reassurance and guidance. Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick use appointments with their psychic as a form of marriage counseling.
You may be wondering how medium readings could help you carry out a life check, but that’s exactly what many people use them for. You can ask a psychic or medium a question about any aspect of your life, but the most popular starting points are love life, finances and career. A reader often provides their clients with insights into how certain patterns have developed in their lives, and how the client’s decisions and choices are what makes these patterns occur. For many people, readings are enlightening and enable them to approach any problems or decisions they need to make with a fresh perspective.
Sitting down and thinking about how you live your life, you may realize that you’re charging through life without a sense of purpose or a sense of calm. If you want to change that, then one approach is to learn how to meditate. By creating a space for your mind to be calm, you’ll reap the rewards of being able to think more clearly and be in a position where you can make changes to your life. Meditation can also be a great antidote to stress, so a great way to unwind after a difficult day at work.
Meditation can be self-taught through reading and online tutorials, or you might find it easier to sign up to a meditation class. Some people find meditation per se isn’t for them, but instead start yoga or t’ai chi classes as a way to exercise and clear their minds at the same time.
When people graduate from college, there’s often a sense of relief that all those years of learning are done with. By the time you graduate, you’ve really had a gutful of structured education. But a few years down the line, learning something new can not only be mentally stimulating, but it can provide a new social outlet too. Signing up for an adult education course will allow you to meet new people and whatever you decide to learn about, you’ll boost your sense of self-worth and well-being. Through learning a new skill, people also start to think about setting themselves new goals. In other words, whatever small step you take on a road to greater self-development, you’ll foster a desire to keep learning in the future.
The beginning of a year is a great time to take stock of where you are in life and look at what changes you might want to make in order to boost your sense of well-being. Even the smallest of steps can start the ball rolling – start today and see how much you can accomplish in the coming year.