“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
Sometimes it can seem as though a lot of life is out of our control and we can get into a bad habit of just “going with it” and sticking to what is familiar to us but learning to change and remove things from our lives that are actively making us unhappy is essential in order for us to grow and, in turn, be happy.
If you find yourself becoming increasingly jealous of other peoples lifestyles it’s most likely a sign that you’re missing something in your own life- a good challenge. Challenges bring fulfilment and achievement when seen through to completion and if you’re feeling as though you’ve done all that you can then maybe it’s time to search for the next thing.
Change in habits
Sometimes unhappiness shows in the things that we spend our money on, for example. I know that I, for one, am definitely guilty of spending more on superficial items in an attempt to fill a void. If you have a certain habit which you’re using for the purpose of momentarily escaping, it may be time to sit down and take a look at why this may be.
One thing I’ve learnt is that you can rationalise anything if you try hard enough. The £30+ I spent in Five Guys the other day is evidence enough of that. Sometimes the world and our bodies can give us all the signs that it’s time to take a new direction and yet we still find a reason to stay idle. Whether it be a job, a relationship or a simple change to your finances, it’s important to look at them objectively. Try making a pro’s and con’s list to figure out if this is what you really want.