There are moments in life when our hearts speak to us and we know that it is time to make a change. Some things can’t be explained, but that does not mean they don’t exist. For example, the Universe itself cannot be explained, yet we know it to be real. How else would we be alive?
There is a theory that the heart and the brain work together to create a cohesive intelligent person. Sometimes it is necessary to listen to the heart, sometimes the brain. Sometimes, and this is the best case scenario, they agree and tell you the same thing.
One way to embrace happiness and love is to be able to accept change in your life no matter how scary it is. People are inherently afraid of change. They are afraid to change their lives because what they really fear is the unknown. They think things like “what if we find that the other side of change isn’t as good as what we had prior?” It is for this reason that people become resistant.
Sometimes these moments of change are exactly what we need in order to evolve in our lives and become better people.
When it is time to change your life, you’ll know for certain. Life leaves us little signs that tell us it’s time to move on. These signs show up in many fashions, but here a few key signals to look for:
Your heart is telling you it’s time to make a change and deep down inside, you won’t be happy until you do.
Remember that George Eliot quote: “It is never too late to be who you might have been.” Sometimes your mind, body, and soul will tell you so strongly that it’s time to move on that it’s not only disconcerting, but it is painful. People so often think that there is nothing that can be done to change their situation, but that is not true. It is never too late to be who you are meant to be. This brings us to the next signal.
You feel like your life is over
If you catch yourself flipping to the attitude that life has passed you by and there is no hope left for you, that is actually a signal that it is time to make some major life changes. Is this you? We have news for you, life isn’t over until it is over. If you feel like this then that is a signal that you are in desperate need of a major life change.
You feel tired and depressed to the point of not wanting to get out of bed
On paper this looks like an obvious signal; however, when you are caught in the whirlwinds of depression, it has a tendency to vanish. Everyone gets depressed sometimes. That’s a fact of being human. If your depression does not cease and you have nothing getting you out of bed in the morning, if you have lost passion and drive, there is something missing from your life. Make a change and find out what that something is.
You feel like you don’t have a choice
Have you been in a place where your heart tells you that you are meant to do one thing, but circumstances dictate that you must do another? This is known as the artist’s curse and for good reason! As people, we must do things we don’t want to do. Not everyone wants to get up and go to work every day. Not everyone wants to cook, clean, do laundry, mow the lawn, yet we do it anyway. Everything we do is a choice. If you know what you want to do, everything you do should be for that. Even going to work; even doing laundry. If you are telling yourself you don’t have a choice, then essentially you are making the choice not to allow yourself a choice. The fact that you feel like there’s no choice is a signal that you are stuck in rut and most likely afraid of change.
When you have to lie to yourself and others about your current state of mind
That brings us to the last signal: when you find that you are lying to yourself about your current state of mind. When you tell yourself you have no choice. When you tell yourself that you’re fine with the way things are even when deep down inside you know you are not fine with it at all. When you must ignore how you feel in order to function in your life, then that’s a flag from the universe that it’s time to seek out change.
Trust the signs, but above all trust yourself. When it is time to move on with your life, you will know it. It is never too late to show yourself some love and embrace the change that comes your way.
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