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10 Signs That You Need A Fresh Start

10 Signs That You Need A Fresh Start

IMAGE: Ales Krivec

IMAGE: Ales Krivec

Starting fresh isn’t always easy. It can be a risky leap towards a new career, the conclusion of a relationship, or a move to a new region of the globe. Regardless, stepping towards a new experience can be scary, exhilarating and exactly what you need. 

All too often, we ignore the signs in front of us. Whether it is flirtatious signals from that hot new coworker or the nagging feeling that something just isn’t right, paying attention to the signs around us and acting on them is vital to happiness. Discovering your need for fresh start is no different. There are key indications that you might just be ignoring entirely. 

Is it your time to start fresh and make a big change? Take a look at our ten signs that you are in need of a fresh start to find out. 

1. You Are Bored
Twiddling your thumbs over an afternoon with nothing to do is one thing, but being persistently exacerbated by your daily life, lacking challenge and feeling uninspired are major signs that something has got to change. Maybe being bored with your existence is the indication you are looking for to kick your ass into a new gear. 

2. Others Find You Boring
Are you talking about the same things, participating in the same activities and lacking the motivation to deviate from your usual interests? Often it is our friends and loved ones who notice the need for change before you do. Perhaps it isn’t just that you are bored with your life but your loved ones may be finding you tiring. Their advice and gentle persuasion could help you to take your first steps towards a new journey. 

3. You Find Others Boring
You might find yourself questioning the actions of others or disagreeing with friends you once held dear. Often, as we grow and expand beyond our surroundings we find it particularly difficult to tolerate the opinions and unique perspectives that others hold. Finding yourself irritated or bored by the people around you should signal you to find fresh and revitalizing experiences and surroundings. 

4. You Find Yourself Getting Angry Or Worked Up Without Reason
When you begin focusing on little, relatively insignificant details and trivial daily issues, you know things aren’t going quite right. When we aren’t fulfilling our dreams, expectations and greater purpose what else are we to do but gossip, fret and get unnecessarily pissed off about stupid things? You are in need of a reset. Use this frustration as a catalyst for a better you. 

5. Your Health Is Suffering
Feeling less than spry each morning? Lacking energy and immunity? Our bodies and emotions tell us a great deal about our mental health and level of contentment, so it is time to pay attention. Intense cravings, poor eating habits and lack of motivation to seek a healthier lifestyle are a huge signs that there is more going on than the common cold. Get your shit together and start thinking about how your attitude can change your health. 

6. You Dread Mondays
Jobs aren’t always fun. Even when it is the job that you love and adore, there are going to be Mondays, many Mondays, when all you want to do is crawl deeper under the covers and spend at least a few sacred hours sawing logs. However, if every Sunday you are finding yourself filled with dread or even mild anxiety over the end of the weekend, perhaps it is time that you reassess your career goals. Working is a huge part of our lives and sometimes it takes a massive leap of faith to steer away from the comfort and security of your current position. A little discomfort might lead you to meaningful job and happier life. 

7. Your Routine Is Monotonous
Routines are incredibly important. There is no doubt that sleeping patterns, the times in which we eat and the traditions that we participate in, impact our adrenal system, mental and overall physical health. However, by living a monotonous routine that rarely deviates from the norm, we are not providing ourselves with balance. Risk taking, trying new things and adapting to new experiences is something that stimulates amazing hormones and development in our bodies. Feeling stuck? Maybe a fresh start with some fresh new activities will help. 

8. You Are Constantly Daydreaming
Daydreaming is natural. We wonder about our future and hope for ideal outcomes. Despite all efforts, it is natural for us to deviate from living in the present. Unfortunately, too many of us spend a lot more time dreaming than doing. Consider if your daydreams are based on actual scenarios and upcoming events or if they are simple pipe dreams with no start date in sight. Daydreaming might offer temporary relief from monotony, however taking the first step towards reaching your goals will be far more impactful. 

9. Your Big Plans Seem To Be Pushed Back Day To Day
You have finally started planning for your future and have considered the necessary steps to accomplish your greatest goals. Unfortunately, as time goes on you seem to be no closer to reaching them. Day by day, the steps get pushed back and you get further from living your dream. We all do it. Procrastination is as common as daydreaming. Perhaps it is your environment that is holding you back. Perhaps it is the people around you or monotonous daily routine, regardless, find a way to break free from the barriers and begin your path to happiness. 

10. Ambivalence
Ambivalence is the worst possible feeling. Feeling torn between anger and joy, we become sullen, expressionless individuals without the passion to drive us to be our best, most authentic selves. Once you begin disregarding aspects of your daily life as pointless and acting without emotions, you have reached the rock bottom of your existence. If you haven’t started yet, this should be your final indication that it is time to move on. 

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