Is it time to leave?
Does this job/ marriage/ country/ friendship serve me anymore?
Do I stay and work it out? Or do I go?
Questions we ask ourselves sometimes in our life. BUT, What’s the right decision? What if I leave, and then regret? get it. So, here are some definite signs that direct you to when it’s time to move on.
1.Stuck in your routine.
When you wake up in the morning do you know exactly how your day is going to go? Does it almost feel like you’re living the same day over and over, without much — if any — differentiation?
Doing the same thing day in and day out can lead to you feeling stuck in your own life. Without flexibility and change, you are unable to explore new paths or ideas. Creating a change in your life is a great way to add freedom and break out of your routine.
2. There’s little opportunity for growth where you are.
Whether it’s career or relationship, living somewhere or with someone that supports your progression as a person is very important. If you realise that your current place or partner is making you motionless, it may be time to make a change.
3. Your gut says it’s time to move.
When it comes to big decisions, the most important thing to listen to is your inner voice. If your instinct is telling you that it’s time to try something new, listen to it. While it’s frightening to trust your guts — especially if your current situation seems fine — believing in yourself can lead to the most amazing chances.
4. Let Your Dreams Point the Way
You’ve been pushing your passion on the side for too long and you’ve reached the point in which your life is just on auto-pilot. Following your dream is a great motive why you should move on.
5. No Fun, No Future
Don’t underestimate the importance of fun. While a great career, and a beautiful home are wonderful things to have, so many people are living a picture-perfect existence with no spark in their eyes. What would put the enthusiasm of playfulness back into your life- is it surfing? Hiking? dancing? Follow your passion and rediscover your desire for life.
So, stay or not?
Leaving a job or a relationship is hard. It’s actually one of the most scary things we as people have to do, which is why so many just stay where they are, rather than doing the hard work of determining if that’s really where they’re meant to be — but if you truly want to live a positive, present life, it’s important to be accountable for yourself and where you are. It’s important to get (and stay) in situations because you want to be there, not because you feel like you have no other choice.
Spend time assessing what choice is best for you, make use of the above, and then choose the path that feels right. Whether you end up staying or going, if you do the work before you make a decision, you’ll always know that you actively made a choice. Remember: this is your life, and you have the power to choose how you want to live it.
If you are getting that small voice in your heart saying leave! leave! leave! It’s there for a reason. If you feel like you are being called elsewhere, if you feel like your heart yearns for more, listen to it.
Seriously, listen to it.