The moment when change is necessary for your life, to ‘pivot your life, can be challenging to pinpoint. Sometimes we seem to hover on the edge of change, waiting for a reason to push us over the precipice. This is not always the case, though.
Sometimes the signs that you need to take a leap of faith instead of waiting to be pushed especially during a crisis like this one, are right in front of you, you just need help to identify them and act.
1. You’re low on energy and bored
You’re starting and ending your day with barely a drizzle of energy and feel bored by every moment of your day. If you often feel like that, it is really time to act.
2. You’re apathetic
You no longer care about your work, your home, your family or really anything pertaining to your existence. Note apathy is different from depression.
3. You’re jealous
The lives of others seem intriguing, fun and happy, and you find yourself being jealous of them.
The question is what do you do if you recognise one or more of these signs, ‘how to pivot your life?’ as we call it. Take thes necessary steps as quick as possible:
1. Find what & who energizes you
There has to be some part of your day, even a tiny part, that you look forward to. Something that leaves you feeling invigorated and that you hate to move on from. Once you identify that little piece, take the time to explore how you can make that a more prominent part of your day. Can you spend more time reading or writing, or maybe you really enjoy cooking dinner nightly?
The same things applies to the time you spend with people online and offline. What relationships energyze you and which relationships don’t.
2. Explore your interests and act
Similar to finding what energizes you, consider what interests you have had in the past or have now. Go back to the basics of those interests and look for more ways to incorporate them into your current life. This may include picking up a forgotten hobby or seeking a career path that allows you to do what you really love with less stress.
3. Question your jealousy
Jealousy can be an ugly burden to bear, but sometimes you need to question why you are jealous of someone else. Are you jealous of their personal work life? Are your jaleous of their position, their big house or their happy marriage?
From my own experience pivoting my life during different phases of my personal and professional life, there are always changes you can make that will help you to align your reality with your desires? Questioning why you are insecure and how you can stop being jealous may open new doors of opportunity for you and give you an idea of what direction your changes should go.
If these signs of a needed change are hovering above you during this Covid-19 crisis, stop wallowing in the discomfort of boredom, apathy, and jealousy. Take action immediately the steps to pivot your life and create change and happiness in your life.
Need help pivoting your life?
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Tony de Bree
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