Part One: Is it Time for a Change?

You come home from work, exhausted. Your mind says “I just can’t do this anymore.” You yearn for a better life, more satisfaction, more time for yourself.  Are you just having a bad day? Or is it time for a change? 

Often our lives change automatically because of outside events. Lay-offs, college graduations, illness, divorce, or transfers to another part of the world force us to live differently and establish new routines. But has life really changed? On the outside things are different, but inside we may still be unhappy. 

Whether we are choosing to change our lives, or have had a life transition enforced upon us, we need to ask the question: “What do I really want? Do I want a continuation of the same, or is this my opportunity to make my life the way I wish it would be?” 

Let’s look at some “warning signals” that it is time for you to make some changes in your life. Check the ones that apply to you.

  1. You wake up in the morning. Instead of feeling excitement and purpose, you feel nothing, or depressed.
  2. You often think, “Is this all there is?”
  3. You see other people making changes in their lives, and you feel envious.
  4. Situations that you used to tolerate have become unbearable to you.
  5. You feel invisible, and feel that if you vanished off the face of the earth no one would even notice.
  6. You feel like you are just living to work, rather than working to live
  7. You find yourself spending money on things that make you happy temporarily, but later cause you stress or aren’t fun anymore.
  8. You always do what you “should” do, rather than doing what you “want” to do
  9. You look around you and question how you ever got to this place in your life
  10. You have a dream that will be unattainable unless you start going toward it soon
  11. Your significant other tells you you’re no fun anymore
  12. You feel a calling, either spiritual or worldly, but you don’t know how to express it. You fear sharing it, because others will not understand.
  13. You just KNOW it is time for a change.

How did you do? If you found any of the above warning signals to be true for you, I encourage you to consider the possibility that it is time for some changes in your life. The more items you checked, the more it appears that change is in the air. 

Don’t start getting fearful! Instead, get excited that there are new things out there that will make you happier, more satisfied, and will give you back that great energy and anticipation that you used to feel when you woke up in the morning. Change is not a bad word; not living to your inner Truth is. Be happy, take courage, and look forward to the next step.

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