Sometimes we are all hungry for change.
Our lives hit a dead end, we can’t find satisfaction in simple everyday actions and most of all, we are not sure where we are heading.
I find such difficult moments to be the most eye-opening and inspiring.
Because it is during the times of trouble or simply non-activity and boredom when we reach both, in and out, to find our direction again.
When I don’t see the way ahead of me clearly, I do one simple thing.
Times and again I remind myself of my top life priorities.
These are very different from one person to another, but that doesn’t matter. The point is to use them as guidance, as a compass resetting us back on the right path.
When my actions are aligned with my priorities, then I find peace. The life gets a sense of balance again and I can breathe a whole lot easier.
But over the course of life, priorities can and actually do change.
Most of us are focused on careers and money in our twenties. But once we start families, move away from our loved ones or learn that marriage is not a fairy tale made in Disney movies, things change. Priorities shift.
We experience all kinds of losses and victories that shape who we become. We meet interesting people, visit places or simply stumble upon a life-changing book that can alter our life outcome in many ways.
Some of such inspiring and life-changing discoveries for me have been these five resources.
TED talks, documentaries and a book.
I hope they can encourage you and bring answers to questions about life you might be pondering.
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study of happiness
A 75-year long study that still continues brings amazing, but not that surprising results about the source of human happiness.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
This TED talk is extremely powerful. With a simple change of posture, we can influence anything from a bad mood (yes, it works. I tried it) to a job interview outcome.
Minimalism: A documentary about the important things
Minimalism is “in” these days. Joshua and Ryan are the guys behind a popular blog The Minimalists I’ve been following for years now. The documentary is simple and honest, and without being pushy (available on Netflix).
I can’t even count how many times I’ve seen this Netflix documentary. If you ever feel down, just watch it. It will make everything better!
I’ve recently finished reading The Gratitude Diaries. This book has spoken to me in so many ways, it is almost impossible to explain. It is transforming my life one day after another. Give it a try and see for yourself.
How about you?
Do you have a favorite video or a book that has turned your world upside down? Please share it with me so I can add it to the list!