I thought this article was timely given that I am excited to wrap up 2017 celebrating with my loved ones and looking forward to setting goals for next year! In my personal goal setting sessions, I always consider the path I want to be on 1, 5, or 10 years down the road and set small to large goals that are achievable. It is easy for us to veer off path and let the pressures of life get in the way. Don’t be too hard on yourself because no one is perfect! The good news is with a little bit of motivation, intention and patience, you can get yourself back on track and aligned with your true self!
12 signs that signify if you need to change your life drastically.
There comes a time in each of our lives that we start questioning if we are actually on the path we were supposed to be in.
The thing is, it does happen and the universe provides us with enough subtle signs to decide if we should continue along the path or ditch it completely. Here, we have 12 strong signs which reveal that you may need to change your life, maybe quite drastically too.
#12 GRADUAL LOSS OF INTEREST
The simplest sign of a wrong life choice is the gradual decline in the pursuit of what you chose.
You may have started a new career or may have initiated a new relationship with utmost zeal and confidence but as time went by, you realize that your interest is fading away and that the satisfaction you thought you might find wasn’t coming along your way. Eventually, you may end up rejecting your choice and may start feeling repulsed. Pay attention to your feelings and they’ll reveal when it’s time to let go and move on.
#11 CONSTANT THIRST FOR A CHANGE
When you are on the wrong path, your life would start signaling for a change. You would start feeling that something’s not right and that something might be missing.
You will, unconsciously, start looking for a change.
You may feel that the environment is not right or that the work is not right, and things like that. The uncomfortable feeling would start seeping in and you may feel it grow in you. Do not ignore it, a thirst for change needs to be quenched and you may have to do it sooner than later.
#10 BUILD UP OF STRESS
A wrong choice or your moving in the wrong direction would start showing through your stress levels. You may find yourself stressed out but unable to explain why.
You may feel that there’s excess burden on you but you won’t be sure why. Things would appear normal and yet you would feel a level of discomfort. Pay heed to the factors that trigger this build up and you would find that change may be needed.
#9 ANNOYANCE AND IRRITABILITY
It goes without saying that with the build-up of stress and the nagging feeling of change would make you irritable.
You may start feeling more annoyed (than usual) and even the smallest things may get on your nerves.
Your frustrations level may mount and you’ll feel obstructed at every step. It is just the universe’s way of saying that you need to change paths now.
#8 UNCONSCIOUSLY LOOKING FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES
If you have started out on the wrong path and are feeling the above signs overwhelm you, you would start looking for new opportunities without even realizing.
You would start spotting things that would seem much better than what you are doing now and you would feel attracted towards the newer ones. If this happens, make sure you understand the reasons behind it.
#7 YOUR BODY REACTS NEGATIVELY
Given the overwhelming feeling of ‘something’s not right,’ your body starts reacting in the same way.
You may start getting mild headaches which may get severe with time, you may have shoulder and back pains due to the stress involved, you may start feeling anxious at times etc. Your body and your mind would, therefore, would reveal that you may need to start looking at things differently.
#6 YOU START ISOLATING YOURSELF
When you realize that you are not comfortable or you are not confident about your decisions etc. you would start feeling less wanted and less useful.
You would feel, without anyone telling you, that you are not performing at your best.
This feeling may cause you to isolate yourself somewhat and you may start avoiding human interaction. Do not ignore the signs if this happens as it could lead you to a depressive pit.
#5 YOUR THOUGHTS GET MUDDLED
Do you remember the time when you were absolutely sure of what you wanted? Do you remember the clarity you felt when you made that choice?
If you are on the wrong path, you would feel the exact opposite of that feeling.
Your thoughts would get muddled, a lot of bizarre ideas would fill your mind and the clarity would be lost. The universe is basically trying to tell you to think carefully before you make your next move.
#4 UNFORTUNATE COINCIDENCES
One of the strongest indications that the universe sends is through, what appears as, a coincidence.
When you are on the right path, things seem to just fall into place but if you aren’t,
they just seem to get tougher by the moment.
You may lose a deal, you may face a bizarre accident or something unusual may happen which will prevent you from pursuing the wrong path. Do pay attention to such coincidences.
#3 HIGH LEVELS OF DISTRACTION
Needless to say, you would always find yourself distracted.
Obviously, since the path you chose was not meant for you and it wasn’t the most comfortable place for you to be in, you would end up welcoming the distractions as well. If you notice that you are spending more time on distractions and less on your choice, it might be time to look at other choices.
#2 CRIPPLING SELF-DOUBT
The one fact that would definitely make you think about the path you are on is the feeling of overwhelming self-doubt.
You would start questioning each and every life choices and you would feel miserable since the path you chose was not the one you were supposed to be on.
If this happens and you feel that you are losing your self-belief, try looking for new opportunities, the current one may not be ideal for you.
#1 YOUR GUT DISAGREES
Your gut feeling is what drives you on a path. It’s a voice that comes from within, telling you if you are meant to be on this path or not.
Trust your instincts, they are like a direct connection between your destiny and your choice.
If your gut disagrees with your choices if it repels the things you do, and if it tells you that something is missing, do not ignore it, for it may never speak to you again.
Remember to always lead with your heart center!
Lots of love,