4 Signs You Need To Make a Life Change…

4 Signs You Need To Make a Life Change...
4 Signs You Need To Make a Life Change...

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

~ Winston Churchill

  1. You really don’t know who you are
  2. You feel like a mouse trapped in a maze
  3. You are never happy for others
  4. 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

7 COMMENTS

  1. I constantly I’ve being asking me this question? Who am I, what I want, why I am not happy with myself, where I can find the answer? I really need helpI feel like I am living in a wrong body.

  2. Dear Lilian, right body wrong frame of mind. Fill your heart with Faith. When you do God will Bless your life and things just change sometimes not in the way that we think it should but how He thinks it should. Every day is a new day, a new beginning. Start today, start now and remember God never forsakes you. Be so Blessed and you go girl. Be praying for you, Pamela

  3. My husband who I was separated from died. I live in the past of us together, wondering what could have been. I’m not happy with who I’m with now and feel I’ll never be loved unconditionally like he loved me again. He’s all I think about. I’m so overwhelmingly guilty and sad. I can’t even put into words how sad I am. I thought we were going to get back together and make things right. How do I move forward?

  4. Do I have to meet all four categories? Only one applied to my situation which is feeling trapped. I know what I need to do to turn my life around and be myself again. But knowing or sensing what lies ahead is discouraging me to make a change because the alternative to my current situation is just as equally depressing that I quickly lose desire to continue or follow through with my plans.

  5. Dear Blue

    Let me tell you a true story about a relative of mine.

    She had 4 wonderful children and the only ” problem” was she was unhappy with her husband of 35 years ( they married EARLY)

    So the husband was also very unhappy and moved into an apt.
    Her youngest and only son of 16 decided to visit with his Dad for awhile.

    He takes some pills and commits suicide and it was such a tragic event. The funeral was ” heartbreaking”.

    At any rate the parents divorced and she decided to go on a ” retreat” for people who have lost a loved one and lo and behold she ended up meeting in her words ” the man of her dreams”.

    They have been seeing each other ever since and are very happy. Now they have not nor do they plan ( at least from what I hear) to get married.

    Each had their own house but what I suggest is to get some grief counseling and go to a support group so that you know you are NOT alone and their are probably thousands or more people in your SAME situation.

    Hope this helps and best of luck to you!!

  6. I am my husbands care giver & wife.I am up in age myself. He is in the last stages of parkinson.I never wanted to put him in a home but am now considering it! I am torn apart with this decision but he really needs special care now that he’s a bed patient!I was a nurses aide for most my life.Can you give adviice.He became to hard for me to handle on my own at my age. Thank you! Torn

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