Almost everyone at some point in their life find themselves in a situation where they want to dramatically change their life. Sometimes it’s just an impulse that comes and goes, but there are situations when a fresh start is exactly what you need to feel better. Here are 5 signs that you need a fresh start.
You feel like you’re going through the motions. Every day is the same. Your routine never changes and it makes you feel stuck in your current situation. It’s not necessarily a sign of depression, but it is nevertheless not a good sign. Maybe you just need a temporary change of scenery to recharge your batteries, but if it doesn’t help, you need to think about a fresh start.
You’re in a toxic relationship. We don’t necessarily mean a romantic relationship. People can get stuck in toxic relationships with friends, siblings or parents. If there are people in your life who are judgmental and negative, who take advantage of you, who are jealous and controlling, who put you down, who make you feel guilty, you need to cut all the ties with them. To get out of a toxic relationship, you need to change the way you live.
You’ve just experienced a drastic life change. Sometimes we have to start a new chapter whether we like it or not because our life has changed. If you’ve just started college or graduated, found a new job, gotten married or divorced, became a parent, this is your fresh start. Of course, some things in your life won’t change (unless you want them to), but a lot of things inevitably will.
You’re nearly constantly experiencing FOMO. Fear of missing out (FOMO) is the experience of worrying that other people are living a more interesting life and the most interesting things are happening without you. This fear is generally irrational, but having irrational fears is not uncommon for humans. If your FOMO causes stress and anxiety, stop moping around and make your life more interesting instead of spending time being jealous of people whose lives are presumably more interesting than yours.
You sabotage yourself. Self-sabotage is the act of hindering your own progress (typically not even intentionally). Most of us sabotage themselves every now and then without even realizing it. Common forms of self-sabotage are procrastination, being unable to ask for help, focusing on failures, failure to plan, being always late, trying to control everything, comparing yourself to others. The list goes on and on. If you’re unable to refrain from sabotaging yourself in your current situation, change the situation.