You may have so much in your life to feel grateful for: your health, happiness, home, career, friends and family. But despite all of this, many of us still yearn for more. If you’ve ever felt as if something significant is missing from your life, embrace it. Know that this is your chance to get to know who you really are and what you truly need.
Also, know that it’s a surprisingly common sensation!
Many women, who seemingly have it all, approach LoaWellness with a sense that something deep inside is lacking, on a fundamental level.
It’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread – it’s your emotions’ way of telling you that there’s more out there for you.
The first thing you need to figure out is what is triggering these feelings, and take it from there…
Feelings of disconnection
We may be so busy focusing on how to fulfil the many roles we play in our lives that we lose touch with our innermost selves. Demanding careers, family obligations, societal pressures, personal goals and expectations can all fuel this sense of displacement.
It’s not uncommon to lose sight of what makes us feel vital and alive. And our authentic self can easily become buried or overwhelmed in this scenario.
We’re so preoccupied with being a ‘good’ or ‘successful’ person that we lose sight of who we really are.
Or, we may put a lot of time into ‘achieving’, and if our situation changes, we can be left wondering what it was all for.
These circumstances often bring on moments of disconnection, of deeper questioning, and offer us a chance to step back and take a deep breath.
Recognising when something is missing
The gnawing sensation that something is missing from your life is a sign that you have a yearning you might not be aware of.
For some of us, this feeling can arise when we are stressed, suffering from health issues or are going through relationship difficulties. For others, it may have always been there, or is newly emerging as our life circumstances change.
Whatever the trigger, see this time as an invitation to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Allow it to help you shed some light on the limiting beliefs that are holding you back so you can discover where you’re truly headed in life. You’ve already made an important discovery, and it’s time to push deeper…
Spend some time tracking your specific triggers. Even if your whole life feels out of balance, there are still certain trigger points that contribute to your feelings of discontent.
Is it that your relationships don’t quite feel right?
Does your career leave you with a nagging feeling of dissatisfaction?
Does your home life or social life not fit with you anymore?
Start keeping a log of what you’re feeling and when. The more details, the better.
Becoming aware of our deeper needs
We listen to opinions all day long – about how to live and how we should feel, think or act. We often act out the desires of others, spend time people pleasing or conform to conventions without even realising it.
But underneath all of that, there are inner needs, personal to each of us, which also need recognising and nurturing.
Try to tap into these desires, embrace them and get to know them. Connecting to this inner wisdom allows you to be guided by your personal sense of self, rather than simply filling the obligations of those around you.
What am I refusing to see?
What am I ignoring or hiding from myself?
What do I truly need in my life?
Starting to change things
First of all, you need to get an idea of what it would take to feel more satisfied, more whole. So, for example, if your significant relationship is unfulfilling, or you are having trouble finding deeper connections with people, consider these things:
What are you looking for in your relationships?
What would it take to feel better about your relationships?
What do you need to change, eliminate or gain to feel more fulfilled?
How can you go about manifesting this change?
Words into action
In the example above, shifting from superficial needs-based relationships into more soulful connections can be very challenging.
But if the soul needs a deeper connection and it’s not available to us, we are going to feel like something is missing.
It’s important to honour your feelings of dissatisfaction and yearning. And then take positive action to acknowledge, explore and change them.
Ever felt as if something significant is missing from your life? If you would like to dig deeper and learn how to bring about powerful transformation, then get in touch!
We offer a free Chemistry Call with all prospective clients, so they can learn more about what it is we do at LoaWellness and how we can help you recognise, address and eliminate deep feelings of dissatisfaction.