Sometimes you just know that it’s time to start a new chapter of your life. Other times, you need a little push, or maybe someone telling you that it’s time to move on. You may be stuck in a rut, or you may be so lost that as, the John Lennon quote goes, “How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing?” No matter what your circumstances are, everyone has times where you’ve needed to start a new chapter of your life. This may be yours.
1. You Have Nothing Left
If you’ve cut off ties with everything from the current chapter, it’s probably time to start a new chapter of your life. If you look at your life and realize things that used to mean the world to you no longer hold importance, you’re ready to move on. Maybe most of your friends have moved, or maybe you’ve quit your job. If you have nothing left, move on, whether mentally or physically.
2. You Feel Stuck
It’s not an uncommon feeling to have, but if you feel stuck, it may be time to start a new chapter in your life. Maybe you just need a temporary change of scenery, or maybe you need to move on altogether. Feeling stuck is not a good feeling to have, and if you feel stuck in your current situation you need to change something, and soon.
3. You’re Un-Inspired
Whether you’re in a creative field or not, you may feel completely un-inspired in your current situation. Don’t be afraid to try something different, or to start a new chapter because you’re no longer inspired by what you’re doing. It’s hard to come to terms with, but overall you need to feel fulfilled and inspired by what you’re doing. If you don’t feel that way, move on.
4. Drastic Life Change
If you’ve just experienced a drastic life change, you’re starting a new chapter whether you like it or not. Whether you’ve just lost your job, started a new one, graduated from school, gotten married or divorced, you’re starting a new chapter in your life. It may feel sad or bittersweet right now, but that doesn’t mean your new chapter can’t be positive or happy!
5. You’re Done Living in the past
Have you always been one to live in the past? Do you like memories, and remembering good times? Have you suddenly found yourself not thinking about or caring the good times from your past? If so, you’re ready to move on. When you quit living in the past, you can successfully move on and start a new chapter of your life.
6. You Need a Change
Sometimes you just know that you need a change in your life. You may want to quit your job, move, or just completely change. If it’s not going to affect other people (such as your family) go ahead and make that change. It’s okay to make a change if you need to, and if it won’t drastically change other people’s lives. Stop thinking about it and do it, if that’s what you need to do to start a new chapter in your life.
7. You’re Hopeful
Months ago, you may not have cared about what your future looked like, but now you look at it with hope. You’re excited and hopeful for the possibilities. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to start over and open a new chapter of your life. It may be scary, but if you’re ready and hopeful, take the plunge.
Are you ready to start a new chapter of your life? How did you know you were ready?