I don’t know what to do with my life. Have you ever had this thought in your mind? If you ever thought about this, it clearly says that you don’t have a purpose, proper plan for your life. But trust me, this a common question for many people. Here we are going to find out how to answer this question.

The best answer to this question is, having a proper plan. You have to identify yourself an create a proper plan for your life. When you have a plan for life, you don’t need to think “how I want my life to be.” You will have the answer to every question. You can adjust your plan according to your situation. However, you will have a clear purpose in life when having a proper plan.

Saying about the question, this question is applies to all of us when we are in doubt about our next stage of life. Whether we are in a school, college, a job, or at the end of the working period, we will have this question.Because as human, we all have a point of our life, which this question get arisen.

But the answer to the question gets different from one person to another person. So in this article, we are going to find out the causes of this question and how we can find answers.

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“I don’t know what to do with my life.”

As I said before, the answer to this question depends on one person to another. Let me clarify you about that. Think, you are a person who finished your college life. What will be the question you have? You will think about what kind of career I should choose. When you don’t have a clear idea about that, this question will get arise.

Now think you are a person who is willing to retire from working life. Here you will have a question “what I am going to do to add value to my life.”.When you don’t have a clear plan for that, this main question will again arise.

Whatever the situation you are in, if you don’t have a proper plan for the next stage of life, this question will arise. But the answer to the question will get vary according to the status you are in now. However, trust me, everyone has this question. Now let’s find about the answer to the question. If you ever feel life is hard, remember life is beautiful, and you have to find the beauty of it.

As I told before, the main solution to this problem is having a life plan. But there are so many thinking we have to consider before creating a plan. If not, your whole plan will be a waste, and you never will be able to move forward. So let’s find out the small things you can add up to your life in order to answer this question and to change your life. These tips will help you to create a good life plan.

How to change your life

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Understand that you are not alone

When you have the question of ‘what I am going to do with my life”, understand that you are not the only person who has this question. Maybe you are a jobless person, and your friend may have a perfect job. But how we can say that he doesn’t have this problem. He may also have a question about his next stages, next job, or whatever.

Maybe you are the only single person, and your friends are in relationships.But how we can say they don’t have this question. They may also have conflicts with their relationships.The conclusion is you are not alone. As humans, we all are in the same boat.

But you can face this well. Let’s find out them in the next steps.

Change your daily routine.

As I told before, having a plan can solve this question. But it is not easy to find out what you are going to do with your life. For that, we need a break from the daily routine, and we need to find space to think more and more. Here I am suggesting the following things.

You can travel somewhere, or you can go to an ashram. If you don’t like to go out, take daybreak, and do a mediation. Whatever the way you use, make sure that you are saving a lot of time to think. Going outside is more effective because a new environment and new air can refresh our mind. It can help us to open our mind to new possibilities.

I am sure that most of you will be able to find the answer to the question of “I don’t know what to do with my life” In this step. You will be able to find out the plan for the next stage here.

Find yourself

This is so important because, without knowing ourselves, we can’t go future. Here we have to identify our strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats. (Personal S.W.O.T analysis).I am simply saying, you have to find out what makes you happy and your capabilities on those. If you have a clear idea about what you can do and what you can’t do, you will not choose an unrealistic path.

Life is about finding yourself and creating yourself. When you are in doubt about what you are going to do in your life, having knowledge about yourself can help you to make decisions. Finding yourself will help you to plan your life.


When you don’t have a clear idea about the purpose of your life, join a volunteer service. Trust me, this will work. Here we will find different people with different statuses, positions, and experiences.When volunteering, we can get those from them. You have no ideas where it can take you in this life.

Mainly you will be a better person to society, and additionally, you will be able to plan your life with the help of others.

Most people who engage in volunteer services are the people who started from 0. Be a good friend to them. There are so many things we can get from them. Get those, and it will help you to find a purpose in your life. It will take you to the places you never thought about.

Never stay down

You will think, “I don’t know what to do with my life” more than once, and because of that, you will tend to stay down. You will start to feel yourself as a powerless looser. But that’s not the truth. Each time the question arises,we get a chance to think. So ask yourself, “Who I want to be?” “How I want my life to be.”

The world is not static. It changes day by day, and you have to adjust to it. So each time you have this question, try to find answers. Never let that question to make you powerless.

Permit failures and take risk

We cannot be a perfect person with zero mistakes. Mistakes are the things we can use to learn. So let yourself to fail, and learn from it. Many people are terrified of failing.The person who is terrified to fail never does a new thing.

Maybe you are a person who likes to be an artist. But you may forget that ambition because you are afraid of losing. It becomes a reason to feel that “what I am doing to do this my life” because you are living in someone else’s dream. Not yours.

If you can find happiness by being an artist, take that risk. Do everything to make it happen. You may fail again and again, but never give up. Without knowing what you like to do in your next stage of life, you cannot create a proper plan. If you create a plan by adding things you don’t like, you will get exhausted. So find out what you really like and add those to your life plan. That’s how we can change our life.

Positive vibes

None of the above tips works until you build positive vibes in your mindset. A plan with negative vibes is a failure. So when you are in the process of planning life, always to every task with a positive mind. Otherwise, your work will be a waste. There are so many benefits of a positive vibe.

Whatever you do, do with a happy mind. If you have positive thoughts, it will be easy to plan the next stage, Because you are in the mind of face failures and success positively. Try to think “yes I can do this,” I will definitely do this” .finally You will be a risk-taker and a person who accept failures.

Create a life plan

Okay, now you know about your capabilities,what makes you happy, how to accept failures and risks. It the time to the final step. Create a life plan. Making a plan is the essential part of solving our question. When you have a proper life plan in your mind, there will be nothing to afraid of.

Take a pen and a paper and write down what you love, what is most important to your life. Now match them with your capabilities, and finally, you will have a list of realistic achievements.Okay, now you have to allocate the time. For that, you can write down years and set goals for each year.

As an example,” I will buy a card next year,”‘ I will release my first album next year,” etc., Setting goals for each year will help you to utilize your life well. And finally, you will have a list of things to do. It means you will find things to do with your life.

But I have to say this. Never stick to the plan, because the world is changing. To face that you have to change your plan. So it will be better if you can create a flexible plan for your life. But it doesn’t mean you have to change your core purpose of life. If you want to be an artist, never change that purpose. Just change the ways you are going to achieve it.

Final words

“I”don’t know what to do with my life” “ill not be a question anymore if you follow these steps well. I know these are sounds simple. But you will understand when you are following these. Life is beautiful.But you have to find that beauty.The person who cannot find a purpose for life is just trash. So never give up on your dreams.

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