Change is one of those things in life that can both excite us and fill us with a lot of dread. When we are feeling stressed, it might be due to the situation we are in. We may be restless and want to move on to the next stage of our life. Change is one of those things that is crucial because it can reinvigorate us. But we also need to know when it’s time to move on, and what we can do to navigate the change. Let’s provide you with some suggestions.
Life doesn’t suit who you are anymore
Perhaps you have that feeling inside you that something isn’t quite right. Maybe the home that you’ve lived in for so long seems alien to you. When you start to dig deeper, you may find that you’ve grown out of some things you used to enjoy. Asking yourself, “Who am I?” can help you to make the transition into a new way of living.
Sometimes an aesthetic problem in your home can be fixed. After all, this is why many people undergohome remodeling. It helps them reinvigorate their style. A part of this aesthetic change could be to do with the fact that you’re getting older, but it can also be about shedding your old skin.
If you are someone who feels that you are in between worlds, and your college friends don’t seem like the people they were, it could very well be a sign that you’re growing apart. What we tend to do is try to cling to these remnants of the past because we had good times with them. But when we start to look at ourselves from a different point of view, it could very well be that our house and our friends we hang around with, just don’t feel right anymore.
Something has recently ended
Life is a series of cycles. Having something come to an end can be a positive or a negative thing. It all depends on your mindset. But in the grand scheme of things, something ending is positive because it allows new ideas to grow. Sometimes, these endings can be very sudden, and as such, they can feel traumatic. And even when we see something about to happen, we can still feel ill-prepared.
But when something ends, it gives us the opportunity for us to look at our life and re-prioritize things. If something is coming to an end, like a relationship, it is the perfect chance for you to look at who you are, and reassess what you want from life.
You may have been going with the flow for so long. Maybe you’re used to putting everyone else before yourself, and it isn’t working anymore. This means that you need to take the opportunity to address the concerns in your life that may have stopped you from feeling yourself.
When something ends, whether it’s sudden or not, it is a springboard to something new. Furthermore, this allows us to look back at what has just happened. We can either grieve the situation or use it as a new beginning.
You’re not doing what you want
Sometimes we can feel that there’s no alternative to what we’re doing in our life. And no matter how much we try to make changes, we don’t end up doing what we want. Maybe we’ve seen other people try the same thing, and they fall by the wayside.
But maybe they’ve tried and succeeded in an area you’ve failed in. Sometimes when you start to look at others around you making a positive change when you couldn’t, you might start feeling powerless. But that’s not true. You’re not powerless. Your feeling is more about learned helplessness. The feeling of self-fulfilling prophecy can be an unconscious habit. But you have to look at what is potentially tying you down.
If you are doing things in life that you don’t want, you might conclude that there is no other way. Because of learned habits, we can feel like there is no other avenue for us to try. What we need to do at this point is to ask ourselves if there is another way to get to where we want to be.
Also, that feeling of walking away from something can be too much to bear. In which case, assessing the positives and negatives associated with walking away is helpful. You’ll come to a logical conclusion about it this way.
Everything is too comfortable
Being comfortable isn’t a negative thing. But sometimes we are too safe, and we’re not challenged. A comfy life certainly seems like a positive thing on the surface. But when we get set in our ways, we can become bored and stagnant. This is not to say that you need to go jumping out of a plane, but you can look at how your life is progressing.
See if you are too comfortable, and stretch your comfort zone. If you grow bored with the usual things, you have got to make things more interesting for yourself. Finding new meaning to life isn’t just about changing everything; it could just be about changing one small aspect of your life. When you feel too comfortable, doing something to keep you growing and reinvigorating yourself can be a fantastic way to begin again. Comfort is excellent, but there is a difference between being comfortably happy and being too comfortable.
Knowing when it’s time to move on to the next phase of your life can be challenging. Sometimes the signs are there, but on occasion, we may find that there’s just a restlessness or a stagnancy. We are bored out of our minds. It’s about finding that right balance between beginning again and jumping too far out of your comfort zone.
The next phase of your life should be a positive one. When we feel that there is something new on the horizon, it is going to cause us some trepidation. But, any new start is a perfect opportunity to embrace positive change.