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6 Signs You Feel Stuck and Need To Make a Change In Your Life

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If you constantly feel stuck in a rut, you should take it as a sign that you need to make major changes in your life, and move on to better things.

Do you drag yourself to work every day? Do you feel like you are stuck in a trap?

Do you lack the vigor you once had? 

It’s often difficult for us to accept that we are not living our lives to our fullest potentials. We might either be lacking the zeal of life or just living a monotonous life or might have simply given up on life. We all feel demotivated, purposeless, and lost in one or the other phase of our lives. Well, only a few people are living their lives according to their plans.

Accepting the fact that our life has become stagnant is difficult pertaining to the fact that it will require one to work hard on the relationship they have with their life, be it our personal or professional life.

It is not necessary that you have to forcefully live the life you have chosen. It’s not too late and you can still bring positive changes to your life. All you have to do is adopt a different perspective of your life. You might require to make small changes in your daily routine, your lifestyle, and your general perspective towards life.

Here are 6 signs which if you can relate too, means you need to move forward with your life:

1. You Believe That Your Life Is Supposed To Be More Than This.

Do you often wonder what your dream life would be like? Have you found your life purpose? Do you believe you’re living your life’s purpose? 

Our desires, motives, and goals are temporary; so having occasional confusion regarding our immediate targets and goals is acceptable. But ask yourself, are you working towards your bigger dreams? 

Is there something you always wanted to do in life but couldn’t do yet? Do you need a career change? Is there a hobby that you wish to pursue? 

If your intuition keeps reminding you that you deserve and desire more than what you are getting, be it on professional or personal fronts, you need to definitely start stirring things up a bit.

Related: If You Don’t Believe In Yourself, Who Will?

2. Everything Needs A Force To Get Going.

Ask yourself these questions:

1. Are you overall content with your job?

2. Are you doing everything out of duty?

3. Do you put your heart and soul into everything you do?

4. Are you left only with frustration at the end of the day?

5. Do you feel excited to see your partner? 

6. Given a chance, would you like to exchange your life with someone else’s?

These questions will help you gain some specific knowledge about whether you are doing everything out of sheer force or out of utter passion. The point here is simple, if you reluctantly keep trudging through life, you will tire yourself too soon. 

Want to go farther in life? Your passion will guide you. When you invest your heart and soul into something, you naturally have a better quality of living. 

3. You Feel Underrated.

A constant need for approval is definitely not desirable but to function with the feelings of being underestimated, underappreciated, and undervalued is not productive on a person’s part. 

Whether it’s in your contemporary relationship or your job, if you feel like your efforts are constantly getting underappreciated, you must make changes in the situations. Is your partner respecting you enough? Is your work at the office getting the deserving praise? 

If not, you must remember to put your self-respect before anyone else and make the necessary changes to save yourself from being taken advantage of.

Related: 20 Signs That Tell Us It’s Time To Let Go Of The Past And Move On

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Shreyasi Debnath

An editor and writer keeping keen interest in painting, creative writing and reading. I did my Masters in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and have been a counselling psychologist at a primary school for the past 1 year. I love doing absolutely anything that mends a mind and soothes a soul. Most often than not, I ponder over to come up with poems. A wandering soul in search for meaning.View Author posts