You don’t want to linger in your current situation for too long. Even if you’re completely comfortable there, you need to give yourself room to grow. You need to push yourself and expose yourself to new experiences. Here are some signs that you are ready to embark on a completely new life chapter:
You have been feeling restless and itching for more.
You don’t want to ignore your hunger. Pushing it away isn’t going to make it disappear. It’s only going to make you feel uncomfortable and unfulfilled. If you have been craving a certain adventure, you owe it to yourself to turn it into a reality. Pursue your dreams. Expand your horizons. Don’t settle for what you currently have because going for more isn’t greedy. It’s an act of self-love.
You have outgrown your current circumstances.
You might have outgrown the position you’re in at your job, or the people that you consider friends, or the location where you’re currently living, or the relationship that you’re in. If you feel like there’s nothing more for you here, then it’s okay to move on. Don’t feel guilty about craving more. Sometimes, picking up and starting over is the best choice for you, so don’t hold back. Do what you need to do to continue your emotional growth.
You have put in active work to heal from your past.
It’s hard to move into the future with high hopes when a part of you is still stuck in the past. You need to examine your feelings and deal with your baggage before you will be ready to embark on something entirely new. You need to make sure you have healed, or have at least accepted that the past is in the past and there’s no going back now. If you have achieved that step, then you are ready to embark on your next life chapter.
You believe in your own capabilities.
You are going to have a tough time moving forward when doubts are weighing you down. Too much self-hatred will anchor you firmly in place. While it’s impossible to abandon your insecurities completely, you need at least a little confidence in order to achieve your biggest dreams. You need to believe that you are capable of anything and everything, so make sure you work on your self-love.
You aren’t feeling challenged anymore.
You don’t want to exhaust yourself by pushing yourself too hard – but you don’t want to go the opposite route either and stop challenging yourself completely. You should always be striving to learn and grow because you are forever a work in progress. You should never stop reaching for more.
You are generally unhappy.
If you aren’t happy where you are, you owe it to yourself to make a change. It doesn’t matter whether you start with a big or small one, but you have to do something in order to alter your luck. Remember, you have more control over your life than you think, so use it to your advantage.