Sometimes we are so busy reacting to the things that life throws at us, that we look around and realize that we haven’t so much as “made” our own lives, instead we’ve had them thrown at us. Instead of setting goals, and taking the appropriate steps to reach those goals, we’ve simply been reacting to whatever has come our way. While this is a fairly normal thing, it’s not the best thing. Simply reacting doesn’t promote a happy, healthy lifestyle.
So, here is the thing. Take some time out of your busy life, and ask yourself if you are happy. Do you feel fulfilled in your job and in your life? Is there something else that you’d rather have? If you find that at your core you are not happy, then carve out some time for you to be quiet with your own thoughts. What can you do right away to change something that you don’t like? If you’re in a situation not of your making, but you need to stay there for some reason or another – money, marriage, bad job market; how can you change what you are doing to make it more pleasant for you. If you hate your job but can’t leave due to financial issues, is there something you can do to make it more interesting/pleasant. Maybe you are not actually bored with your job, maybe it’s something about your life. Whatever it is, can you change yourself to improve the situation? Sometimes frustration with ourselves is at the core of our larger unhappiness.
Whatever it is that you’ve found out, now is the time to decide to take action to change your life. Make a goal and plan action steps to get there. Once you begin working toward a goal, you’ll be amazed at how much happier you are.