What does it mean when you’re feeling lost and unsure?

A friend and I were chatting the other day and I brought up the fact that I sometimes go through bouts of feeling lost and unsure about what I’m doing and question my chosen life path. She said to me that it was probably because I wasn’t doing what I wanted and that I was doing things to make others happy. In the back of my mind I knew that, but I just sometimes shove that feeling aside because I don’t want to deal with it. But inevitably the feelings come creeping back like pesky dust bunnies and when it piles up enough, you have to address it. So I guess every once in a while, it’s good to have these feelings appear to help you get back on track.

Whenever the lost and unsure feelings start settling in, I begin the process of self reflection and I try to shut out the external noise that tend to influence me, and a big one  for me is usually social media. I also start writing in my journal why I think I’m feeling the way I am. In addition, I try not ask others for their opinion or advice, because that just muddies up the waters even more. When you’re feeling lost and unsure, it’s a clear sign to start looking within and trust yourself.

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