Ever sat somewhere with absolutely no idea what to do? We all have. Even the most busy of us face void when all our projects are completed. And that is a great opportunity, because you are now at a decisive point: You can a) do something you enjoy, b) Bore yourself to death, or c) bury your lack of goals and purpose under a wagonload of work.
If you choose option a) – or decide to find something you would enjoy doing in the other cases – here’s my process for it: Empty your brain. You’d be surprised what amazing stuff you bring up.
What have you always wanted to do that you never had the time to?
What do you want to do?
What would you do if money were no constraint?
What/who do you want to be?
What if you had unlimited time in your life?
What do you want to have?
What makes you really happy?
There’s other questions like these you could ask yourself, but it’s more about the process. Sit down, close your eyes and fathom yourself in another situation. Write down all the things you want to accomplish. List the characteristics of the billionaire playboy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of, or create silly, challenges. The options are infinite.
Oh, and don’t forget to always keep something with you where you can write down your newest ideas – there will always be some: From time to time, we all think of something we would love to be or do some day. When I was sitting in a church the other day, I came up witch the idea of crashing a mass. Now, you write these ideas down.
And after that comes the best thing: You start to do things from your bucket list. There’s simple things (try a new meal, read a book, watch certain movies) you can do right now, things that require some planning (scuba dive, do 1,000 push-ups in a day, fast 24 hours) or really big goals (speak five languages fluently, learn a new instrument) necessitating almost frightening workloads.
In either case, you’ve got something to do. Have fun.