We’ve all come across situations that really make us question what the heck we are doing with our lives. Just recently I was thinking about dropping everything and pursuing a career as a doctor. Mind you, I’m 26 years old about to start a family and I know my spouse would have supported me, but it’s not the time nor the place to do something so drastic.
I’m the type of person who believe that if you are unhappy, change it. In this belief I have made tons of changes in my life. There were many mistakes obviously but I’ve learned from each of those mistakes. As I’ve gotten older instead of fully jumping, which trust me I have a tendency of doing, I followed these 2 quick steps to help realign what is really important.
Write it down.
Writing down your thoughts and feeling about certain situations will help you to understand how you feel. Ask yourself some questions such as : Why are you in a rut? Is it a feeling that will pass? How long have you felt this way? Why are you unhappy? What are you going to do to change.
I think these few questions will help to realign and refocus your overall goals. If making a change will help you to further your life goals then proceed forward.
Talk about it.
While, many of you are probably thinking that this is an obvious thing to do, it is much harder when you don’t know where to go or if you feel stuck.
Talking to a close friend or spouse really helps to open up your thoughts. It will help you to hear yourself. This is important because once you actually hear what you want it will help you determine if this is the way you want to go.
Talking to someone is not about their opinion, rather, it helps you to see a different point of view from someone who will be honest with you about the route you are planning on taking.
It doesn’t seem like very much, but that’s the point. It’s simple to the point. We often spend to much time overthinking the way we want our life to go. As long as you are moving forward with your goals you can’t go wrong.