To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
~ Winston Churchill
- You really don’t know who you are
- You feel like a mouse trapped in a maze
- You are never happy for others
- You don’t live in the present
It’s not uncommon to have a bad week, month or even a year, but if you are in a rut that’s affecting your overall wellbeing, it might be a sign you need to make a few life changes. It’s unfortunate when we allow those warning signs to go unnoticed and then years have passed us by. In this article we’ve listed several red-flags you should keep in mind if bitterness, anxiety, or disappointment have taken over your thoughts, making you question everything about your life.
You really don’t know who you are
Do you bounce around from one thing to the next? Do you listen to a certain type of music just because others seem to like it? When you spend your free time, do you partake in fulfilling activities? If you don’t have a definite answer to any of these questions, it’s time to begin a self-discovery quest. It’s important to know who you are as a person. Now’s the time to figure out what music YOU like. You might discover you like different genres to match your different moods. It’s also the perfect opportunity to uncover a new hobby. Pick things that will make you step out of your comfort zone. Take a writing class, improv theater, kayak with friends or learn to paint. Uncovering a hidden talent can be an exhilarating rush. It could give you that passion your life’s been missing.
You feel like a mouse trapped in a maze
Do you cringe when your alarm clock goes off? Do you hate your job so much you feel sick in the morning? Do you not like the people you work with? Do you only live for the weekends? Again, if you don’t have good answers to these questions, you need to figure out why. You must love what you do or at least like it. When you’re unhappy with the five days it takes to get to the weekend, no amount of money is worth being that miserable, No one wants to be a trapped mouse in a maze or a robotic dummy just because they have to bring home a paycheck. If you feel imprisoned, it’s time to make a career change.
You are never happy for others
Do you feel like nothing good comes your way? Are you green with envy when something exciting happens to someone else? Your friends are always asking if you’re feeling all right? When you are not content, it’s hard to be happy for others. Yet, if everything your friends do, annoys you, or if your ugly emotional side is the only face they see; there’s something deeper going one. Time to make yourself a priority and figure out why your “happy self” has gone on vacation without you.
You don’t live in the present
Do you constantly look back and wonder what went wrong? Do you think you’ve already lived the best days of your life? Or do you look so far into the future you ignore the present? If you’re living in the past or the future you are missing out on right NOW. Happy people live in the moment. They are content with their life and look toward the future with hope. lf you constantly feel like something is missing in your life, or you were meant for something bigger than this― listen to your gut. These signs are too important to ignore. Now get ready to set sail, it’s time to find out what grand adventures awaits you.
Written by Beverley Miles