We all know there’s more to life than eat, sleep, work, repeat. But sometimes it takes falling into a slump to know that it's time to shake things up.
“Humans are naturally wired for growth, creativity and relationships,” says Jamie McNally, licensed professional counselor and owner of Sycamore Counseling Services in Livonia, MI. “Assuming that a person is in relatively good health, pervasive feelings of discontent can be the body’s way of telling them that something is missing.”
McNally suggests filling that gap with a new interest or passion. “[They] provide the key ingredients to happiness: connection and purpose,” she says. “Once you find something that uniquely ignites your passions and have the courage to begin, it’s all about staying the course.”
It’s never too late to discover a new thrill that enlightens, educates and makes you happier. Remember, stepping out of your comfort zone isn’t just okay – it’s encouraged.