Many times, the person who needs to change the most, is the last to realize it.
We are creatures of habit. We get use to certain situations and many times, no matter how bad they are, we are reluctant to change. Some times change is forced upon us, but there are occasions when we finally wake up from our malaise and realize that we need to make some changes on our own. If you’re not at the realization point yet, here are four signs that might be able to help you decide if changes are necessary.
- You dread getting out of bed
If you wake up wishing you could stay in bed and avoid facing the day, this is a clear sign you need to make changes in your life. Not many people wake up (especially on a workday) singing a good morning song, but you should at least be somewhat excited about starting a new day. You should be looking forward to being with the people in your life and even the job you’re going to.
If you’re surrounded by people who don’t enjoy their lives, you might start to adapt their negative attitude towards life. Surround yourself with people who look forward to life, find something you’re passionate about and never settle for the mundane.
- You lie about your life
Your friend asks you how you are doing and you smile and say “couldn’t be better” when things are falling apart. Recognize the things you are lying about, and ask yourself why you are lying about them. Is your relationship on the rocks? Is your job boring you to tears? Are your living conditions less than desirable?
If you convince yourself that you’re happy when you’re not, it will take longer for you to take the necessary steps to make changes.
- You don’t see the good in anything
If you only see negativity in every situation, you need to make some changes. There is always something good in every situation if you’re willing to look. This doesn’t mean being a Pollyanna, or putting blinders on. It means you don’t let the bad control your feelings and emotions.
A good way of letting go of the negative vibes, is to say something you’re grateful for each morning before you get out of bed. Before long you’ll have a more positive outlook on life.
- You’re bored
There is too much life has to offer for you to be bored, and it doesn’t take much to change your boredom into excitement. Are you doing the same thing day after day? Do you always go to the same restaurants, the same vacation spot, eat the same foods, read books by the same author, or never change your hairstyle? It’s no wonder you’re bored.
You need to break out of your routine and try something new. Do something you always dreamt of doing, try a new dish, get rid of your 90’s hairstyle, or just try reading books by a different author.
You don’t need to make monumental changes to see a difference in the quality of your life. Start small and work your way up, you’ll be amazed by how much even the smallest changes can improve your outlook on life.