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If you feel that your days are stale, you’re tired of your hobbies, daily duties or experience, or you feel a lack of vitality, then it might be you need a change. Of course, sometimes these can be temporary issues involved in commitments you wouldn’t want to change, and that can be normal. For instance – a marriage takes work and does require investment to remain dynamic and for the friendship with your partner to deepen – if you’ve been working intensely and haven’t had much time for one another, it might be good to refocus on that.
The same goes for other commitments that you’ll never give up on – every parent has been tired of being a parent at some point, but it’s not as if you’re just going to throw your hands up and give up on the entire affair.
So, how can we take the next step in life in a healthy, measured way, and how do we know that this chapter is currently ending in order to pursue the next? In this post, we hope to discuss that and more:
Location – Where Are You To Live?
Our desire to move is most often limited by the convenience and roots we have. This is why services that help you sell your home can unshackle you from sticking in one location; and why considering where to start the new chapter, even if it’s nearby, can be so useful. Perhaps you wish to downsize after a tricky divorce, or you’re hoping to move somewhere rural so you can live more sustainably with your family, running a vegetable garden. Determine the lifestyle you wish to lead, and can lead, and you’ll be in the best place.
Profession – How Will You Sustain Yourself?
It’s good to consider if your current career is serving you or if a change is needed. Often this can be the predictor of everything else on this list. Searching for a job in a new city can support the fresh start you need; while moving to a more hybrid role can provide you the breathing room you need as a new parent. There’s no shame in pivoting direction or joining another role or industry altogether; in fact, such a pursuit helps you move forward with confidence and grounding, adding vitality to your change.
Social – Who Is Coming With You?
This is an important question to ask, because the people we surround ourselves with will often determine the content of our experiences, our interests, the days we share, and the priorities we keep. No doubt you’ll want to keep your family close, but what if you’re thirty and now deciding a family could be something to start for yourself now too? What if your social group seems to be unsupportive and you’re happy moving to that new job and city, starting from scratch. It’s good to review who is a positive force in your life, and who you could do with moving on from or outgrowing. In the long run, it will make a difference.
With this advice, we hope you can take the next step in life, even if it’s hard, that crossroads is something you can move on from.