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14 Reddit comments about Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life:

u/weblen · 5 pointsr/startups

You've got this. If you have the time, I would strongly suggest picking up the book, Designing Your Life.

It really helped me to stay calm and focused when I went through a similar period.

u/hyper_fuzz · 3 pointsr/thenetherlands

Zijn er misschien mensen in je netwerk die je kunnen helpen? Misschien een oud stagebegeleider die een woordje voor je kan doen?

En misschien dat dit boek je kunt helpen. Vooral hoofdstukken 6, 7 en 8 zijn bij jou van toepassing denk ik.

u/mel_cache · 3 pointsr/GradSchool

Read Designing your Life to get a straightforward set of ideas for identifying what you like, and how to try some if them out. Excellent book.

It's not an all-or-nothing choice. You have lots of options as to what you do, where you want to end up, and how you get there. Follow your interests and they will continue to lead you either further into what you live, or into deciding to try something else.

At 24 you are still just starting out. I'm over 60 and still trying out new directions.

u/Blu2thYT · 3 pointsr/helpme

Sounds to me like you're depressed. Sometimes people who are don't even realize it. I'm in this state and I'm trying to get better. Recently I've been looking at self help books and they all the same thing: add something or subtract something. It's all about materialistic things. But I came across a couple of resources.

The first one is a TedX video, its only about 11 minutes long. Logan Laplante has a video about being happy and his unorthodox education.

There is also a book I recommend called Designing Your Life written by two Stanford Professors. They talk about designing your life and building your life step by step. Essentially they talk about instead of starting where you want to be, they have you start where you are.

It's been an eye opening couple of days for me, and I hope that these resources also help you.

u/JA2point0 · 2 pointsr/malementalhealth

I've been exactly where you are. ADHD was, and in many ways still is, a defining feature of my life. Here's what I wish I'd known when I was your age:

-If you're feeling overwhelmed, there's nothing wrong with slowing down for a while. Consider dropping any honors or AP classes and taking an easier course load. The very worst case scenario is that if you want to attend a four-year-college, you'll have to attend community college first. By the time you're an adult, not even the world's most colossal snobs will care where you spent your first two years of university.

-Become an organizational freak, and do it ASAP. Keep your room squeaky clean at all times. Be someone who has a conscious system for staying on track. One of the most beloved systems for this, which also helps people without ADHD, is laid out in Getting Things Done by David Allen

-Start thinking about what you want your life to be like as an adult. What kind of career do you want? How important is money to you now, and how important do you think it will be by the time you're closing in on 30? What kind of work can you do for an extended period of time without making yourself completely miserable? These things are important for everyone to think about, but I think people with ADHD are even more prone to ignoring these questions. One of the most well-received books for helping address these questions is Designing Your Life, which is based on a course at Princeton. (Disclaimer: I just started reading it, so I can't offer a full assessment. But it seems like a book that someone in your situation would greatly benefit from reading.)

-Get physically fit, whatever that means to you. If fitness means being able to run marathons or swim fast, learn to do that. If it means looking in the mirror and seeing a ripped physique, learn to lift weights properly. Fitness is one of the world's most reliable confidence boosters, and if you're someone who struggles with ADHD, anything that can make you feel better about yourself is something you'll want to consider doing.

-Read about successful people with ADHD. It turns out that a lot of people with ADHD tend to perform well in creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. Personally, I'm working on building my own business, and I wish I'd started doing that a long time ago.

-Medication is an option, but don't rely on it exclusively. A pill isn't going to fix your ADHD, but it might put you in a frame of mind that helps you manage it more easily. Personally I can't deal with the side effects of the ADHD meds I've tried, so I don't currently take them.

u/thatnomadsucks · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Feel the same way. Society wasn't built for us. I spend most of my day dreaming of a place where I can let loose and finally be valued for things I excel at. Fortunately I'm working on an escape hatch that will take another few years to get into. Then, perhaps, I'll have my tiny house of the beach and a job I can enjoy. Don't hang in there, make a plan and go for it. I don't know much about passive income, but definitely check out this book:

u/ghostwhoblogs · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

I am in a similar situation, feeling that my life is passing me by, without me accomplishing much. Every day folds into the next languidly. Even the weekends have begun to look the same as any other.
A friend recommended this book to me and asked me not to skimp on its exercises "Designing your Life " "".
The book is a product of a popular namesake course at Stanford. Knowing this made me wish I was reading this book in my 20s rather than in my late 30s.
Anyways, as usual the book began well for me, but when it was time to put in a regular effort to analyze my habits and life, I reverted to the same lack-luster effort from my end.
But, I do believe that this could help you - if , unlike me, you take it seriously and apply yourself to its exercises and infer the results correctly.
Heck, writing about this has made me want to go back to it and give it another shot.

u/K80_k · 1 pointr/getdisciplined

I've been reading Designing Your Life and highly recommend it. It talks about this problem.

u/suingyou · 1 pointr/AskMen

Check out "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans. On another note, guaranteed there are jobs that are high-paying and corporate that relate to your passion. You just have to change your perspective, make compromises, and be flexible. Example, don't be a struggling artist, be a well paid designer.

u/Nat1boi · 1 pointr/careerguidance

I would also suggest looking at the book Designing Your Life ( I’m in a similar situation to yours and they give you a lot of practical activities you can do to help narrow down on the things that you enjoy doing, and how to go about structuring your career on them. I’m not usually big on self help style books but it actually really helped and is quite popular. Apparently it is based on a popular college course...

u/briarraindancer · 1 pointr/blogsnark

On this note, is freelance work at all a possibility for you? Or something different and more fulfilling?

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life is my favorite career life crisis book. In my experience, periods of great crisis and life upheaval lead to beautiful things if you allow yourself to embrace the journey. It sucks, but there are great things out there for you. You just have to look a little harder for them right now. ❤️

u/rouge_mango · 1 pointr/simpleliving

Just a couple of ideas:

  1. Most federal jobs (like post carrier) pay the same amount everywhere. Both high cost of living and low cost of living areas. You could consider this type of job and move somewhere you would have a lower cost of living. (I dunno about state jobs)

  2. Consider your values. Is the house more important than the working a "simple job" (or whatever you decide to do w/ extra $)

  3. I think people often get into these kinds of "either/or" mindsets. I'm guilty of this as well. Think about how you could do BOTH. You could work part time as an IT guy. You could live in a low cost of living area. You could trade the car for a bike. Be creative. Only you (and those who know your full story) can help you brainstorm ideas. The book that helped me with this is: Design Your Life (if you're interested in reading it). I recommend it for these kinds of things.

  4. Remember there's no right or wrong answers. Experiment carefully before making a drastic change. In "Design Your Life," they called this "prototyping."

    Hope that's helpful. Best of luck to you!
u/podunk411 · 1 pointr/getdisciplined

Don’t laugh, but do yourself a favor and download the GOOP podcast with Dave Evans (sorry no link) about prototyping your life. It’s an interview about this exact issue—for all ages. Here’s a link to the book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans. The two have developed a system & class to help people as well as a book. But that podcast interview gives a great overview. As others have mentioned, you often don’t just “have passion”, passion comes after you’ve gotten really into something & become good at it. So right now, you’re looking to become brave and curious about stuff to try things out. Seriously though, podcast is like 45 minutes or so, will definitely help you out.