We all go through periods where we think about ourselves: “I have no idea what I want to do with my life.” Even if you have an idea of what you want to do, you still need to understand the details and make the right choices.
Or, you may think you know what you want to do with your life, only to wake up one morning and realize that you want to do something totally different. It happens.
It can be very stressful and confusing not knowing what you want your future to look like.
If you do a quick Google search, you will realize that there are so many people, between the ages of 19 and 42 and probably beyond, who have no idea what they want to do with their life.
Another thing that we must all remember: it is normal not to know your life goal or what you want to do with your life. There is no deadline for when you should have your stuff together – it takes time, and the schedule is different for each of us.
It’s good to only like your work, not to love it. It’s good to have passions that you enjoy doing but that you don’t necessarily want to pursue. It’s good to live your life for yourself and for no one else.
The point is, you don’t have to plan your whole life; clarity will come over time. Right now, just find ways to have a little fun every day, no matter what it means to you.
And read on to find out exactly why you don’t know what to do with your life, based on your astrological sign.
Aries, you don’t know what to do with your life because you feel like you are doing nothing right now. You can push so hard to go ahead and make a name for yourself that you are doing nothing good – and that catches up with you.
Sometimes you just want to show people that you are doing something that you forget that working without intention is just wasting your time.
Don’t be afraid to do nothing if it means that you are giving yourself a break from all the pressures you exert on yourself every day to succeed. Maybe you just need a break, Aries.
In fact, you can convince yourself that you have accomplished everything there is to do because the idea of doing something that makes you uncomfortable is too difficult to handle.
The more you resist change, the more you find yourself in a corner where nothing will happen in your life. Life is about constantly moving forward – and great things can come from outside your comfort zone, Taurus.
You can thrive best in situations where you are able to multitask, but doing many things at once does little for you in the long run.
You don’t really give yourself a chance to focus on something important to you if you stray. Consider eliminating all the distractions in your life so that you can really carve a path for your future.
Going forward and growing up means taking risks and feeling uncomfortable, and you can’t have one without the other. It’s good to be afraid of the future, but as intimidating as it may seem, it’s important to keep moving forward.
You don’t need to know exactly what you want to do with your life yet, but it helps to have a support system for friends and family to elevate you when you feel lost or scared.
As a determined and creative person, it is difficult to find inspiration in what you do when you feel that you do not get the recognition that you deserve from others, or even when you feel that your efforts are simply obsolete and without inspiration.
The only way out of the crisis you are in is to get through. Whether it means looking for a more creative way to do your job or asking your supportive social circle for advice, it’s up to you to shake off those cobwebs and remember what is important to you.
Virgo, you don’t know what to do with your life because everything feels so up in the air right now. Usually, you are pretty good at things going on in your life and you know how to juggle all the balls that you have in the air.
When you feel overwhelmed, it’s usually because you’re facing a bit more chaos than usual. As a person who strives for perfection, the idea that every square inch of your future cannot be planned can be stressful.
You like to know exactly what’s going to happen, but of course, life doesn’t work that way. Right now, you don’t really know what to do with your life because you realize that the future is so uncertain. All you can really do is focus on the most important things and hope for the best.
Libra, you don’t know what to do with your life because you live with the burden of indecision every turn. While it’s great that you can be as thoughtful with all the choices you make, you still have to make choices to get somewhere in life.
For you, the fear of making the wrong choice for your future can prevent you from making any choice.
The future can be daunting, but you have to learn to trust your decisions and learn from your mistakes – it’s the only way to really understand what to do with your life, Libra.
Scorpio, you do not know what to do with your life because you are in the midst of transformation. The way your life evolves goes through many transformative experiences. You like to divide your life into “before” and “after” according to the experience you live at the time.
Of course, it is always easier to see the before and after, after leaving the transformation. The reason you feel so confused and lost right now is that you are in the eye of the storm.
Things will get clearer for you one day, but you need to be confident that you are on the right track and that you are doing what you need to do for yourself. It’s hard to go blindly in the future, but if anyone can deal with it, it’s you.
Sagittarius, you don’t know what to do with your life because you haven’t really thought about it yet. You prefer to live in the present moment and take advantage of all the gifts that life offers you, rather than pushing yourself in one way for the future.
To some, it sounds very vague and irresponsible, but if you can’t enjoy life, what do you really do?
While you still don’t want to think too seriously about the future, consider having some ideas on the back burner to know when you’re ready to get serious. That way you can at least start with what’s important to you and go from there!
Capricorn, you do not know what to do with your life because you feel like you have reached a plateau. Usually, you know exactly what you want in life and you go out and get it – no problem. Recently, however, you feel like all of your efforts are just … meh.
Rather than giving up on whatever you’re working on, consider adjusting your focus. You always have the motivation to pursue what you want in life, so you just have to remember what the finish line looks like for you.
Once you remember what you want in life, everything else will come to you naturally.
Sure, there are times in your life when you’re going to have to do things out of necessity – like finding a steady job and possibly living in a city you don’t like a little – but that doesn’t mean you’re disappointing your future myself.
If you can’t give your personal touch to what you do for a living, you feel like you’re failing. In reality, you are doing everything you can to secure a better and more exciting future.
Take the time to do things that make you happy and motivate you to succeed, and the life you want to live will come to you in no time.
Pisces, you don’t know what to do with your life because you feel like you’re drowning. Going through all the advice in your support system, the suggestions for online career quizzes and trying to listen to yourself is overwhelming and exhausting.
You are ready for a nap, not a conversation about your future. As an intuitive and compassionate zodiac sign, you spend so much time listening to what everyone wants to complain about.
When it comes to expressing how you feel, you often feel like you are alone in understanding things. Life will always be stressful (but also full of opportunities).
Just promise yourself that you will live life and work towards a future that will not make you happy, no one else, whatever that future may be.