January 25, 2013 by Diana M
There are times when you see other people on TV or online that seem to have the perfect life, the one you sometimes dream about too. They travel all over the world, they’ve done these amazing things, they seem to be constantly happy, they’re surrounded by their loved ones and they’re passionate about what they’re doing. Things just couldn’t get better for them. And you wish you were one of them.
But you know, as well as I do, that wishing is not going to get you anywhere. You can dream all you want about your perfect life, but unless you’re going to do something about it, that perfect life is going to stay at the dream level, and it’s not going to upgrade itself to the reality level.
So here are 10 common but alarming signs that are telling you that it’s about damn time you get off your couch and start living the life you’ve always wanted for yourself.
1. All days turn out to be exactly the same
You can’t seem to tell them apart anymore. You wake up, you go to work, you come home, you have your routine then you go to sleep and start all over again. Is it Tuesday or Thursday? You would know if it’s a Monday, and Friday can’t come too soon. Is it February or March now? Wait, it’s Christmas coming already? What year is this?!
2. You’re dissatisfied with just about everything you do
Nothing seems to be going right anymore. You want to start a new project, and it just crumbles under your feet. Coffee tastes terrible, you want to throw your dinner in the garbage, and you just feel like everything’s going down the drain. What else can go wrong, except…everything?
3. You constantly feel unhappy
Not even a picture of a cute puppy with big puppy-dog eyes could get a smile out of your right now. Everything seems just so cloudy and rainy and cold. You feel like there’s nothing out there to make you happy.
4. You get cranky with your loved ones
You snap at the people around you who care about you because you’re miserable about your own life. The frustration and resentment you bottle up inside tend to erupt once in a while and hit the people who are closest to you, because you feel like they just don’t get you anymore.
5. You get bored. A lot
There is nothing that you feel like you want to do, except stay in bed and surf the web. Hell, you don’t even feel like doing that. Maybe you’ll get some sleep. Maybe you’ll play some Angry Birds. Maybe you’ll eat. Neah, don’t feel like eating. Ok, maybe a snack, and then sleep for a while.
6. You procrastinate
You know you should be cleaning up the house, but yet you just say you’ll leave it for tomorrow. Or the next day. Then you decide you’ll leave it for the next weekend, because you will surely get to it then. Now, what about that big project you’re supposed to finish in 2 days? Not a good day today, you are way too tired for that.
7. You constantly complain about the way you’re living
Your life sucks. Nothing is right. School sucks, job sucks, don’t have anyone special in your life, everything just…sucks.
8. You blame someone or something else for your choices.
If your parents would have been more supportive, you wouldn’t have been here right now. If your boss would have given you a bigger salary yout life would have been better. If your friends would have been there for you, if your teacher wouldn’t have given you such a hard time on that exam, if…if…if…So many excuses to find, so little time.
9. You lie to people because you’re afraid they are going to judge you
When someone asks you how’ve been, you just say: Fine or Good but know deep down inside that that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s the perfect way to avoid letting people know just how much you dislike your life right now; just say you’re fine and get on with your day.
10. You watch hours and hours of TV shows
I mean, it’s not like you’ve got anything better to do, right? And you have to know what happened on the last episode of Dexter. And Modern Family is so funny, you needed a good laugh. Or maybe a couple of hours of it anyway, just to get up to date with it.
If one or more of these signs ring a bell, then it is truly time that you start changing not only how you live, but also how you should look at life. Start compiling a list of the things you want to achieve in your life, and of how you want to be as a person, then start breaking them down to little things that you can do on a daily basis. You can look here to read about 10 things you can do to have an awesome day, and you check over here for some motivation to get you going. And remember: it’s never too late to be who you were meant to be and it’s definitely never too late to start living the life you’re always wanted.