Help me figure out my life... goals? wants? needs?
December 21, 2013 2:42 PM Subscribe
This has been a year of change (breakup, move, deaths, grad school). I'm home at my parents' for the holidays and want to take some time to reflect on what I want for the next year and the rest of my life. I feel like I'm entering a new phase of life, and want to do it with self-knowledge and a vision of what I want it to be. This includes career, love, friendships, travel, everything. I'm hoping you can recommend exercises, readings, and approaches to figuring out what I truly want and (to a lesser extent) how to get there.
posted by c'mon sea legs to Human Relations (18 answers total) 88 users marked this as a favorite
After a somewhat tumultuous year, I'm taking some time to consider what I've learned and what I want. I'm a naturally very self-reflective person and prone to depression when I'm just hanging around (as I am for the holidays), so I'm hoping to take a more structured approach to figure out even such basic things as: what do I want out of relationships? where do I want to be in five years? etc.
Wanted: questionnaires, activities, blog posts, books (though I'm not a member of the library here, I can access the when I'm back home or will shell out a bit for ebooks), etc. that can guide me through figuring out my values and using them to structure my approach to life.
About me: I'm 27, ENFP/INFP depending on the day. unmarried, no kids, in a 2 year Master's program but otherwise not bound by much. Fine with hippie stuff, fine with self-helpy stuff.