Time For Change?

Earlier this month we discussed how to ditch your fear of change as well as several ways to try to embrace it. Now the question remains, how do we know when it’s time to make a change? Because change can be a daunting idea, sometimes it’s hard to decide when the right time is and, if we’re being honest, there never really seems to be a “right time”.

Although the choice always remains up to you, we’ve compiled some helpful tools to use when contemplating making a change. If you read through the list and find that more of them apply than not, it might be time to take that next step. You never want to find yourself in a place of denial or resentment because you’ve been too afraid to change. So, is it time for change?

  1. Do you live in the past or find yourself hoping for “someday”? If you can’t enjoy the moment, it’s time to make a change. Life is too short and there are too many opportunities out there to take advantage of. Don’t wish for what was or what could be, make it happen now!
  2. Do you live in fear? Whether it’s fear of failure, fear of “what-if”, or the fear of losing someone, it’s all scary but we cannot let that control us. A part of life is taking risks. We assume some amount of risk in every decision we make, some are just larger than others. Move past the fear and move forward!
  3. Do you like the person you’ve become? Can you look in the mirror and think “Wow, the child version of me would be proud of who I’ve become”? Or do you find yourself doing and saying things that don’t align with the person you want to be? That can be a sign that you need to change your actions and beliefs in order to be proud of who you are.
  4. Do you feel numb or stuck? Do you find it hard to celebrate others’ success because you feel resentful that it’s not yours? Do you feel like the world is passing you by and you’ve remained the same? Do you find yourself caring less and less about the outcomes at work or at home? These types of feelings are significant and they should not be ignored. How can you change them?
  5. Do you feel burned out? This feeling has become increasingly more common and it can happen in every area of our lives, not just at work. Has all the household chores fallen on your shoulders? Do you not have any help with your kids? Has your sleep suffered due to all your other responsibilities? Burnout is not something that will get better unless you make the necessary changes.

Now that you’ve read through the list, do any of them apply to you? Take a glance at each aspect of your life including work, relationships, your health, your happiness, and all others. Changes don’t need to be monumental in order to feel a significant shift in that area of your life. Find the balance that works best for you!