Changing your life, is that something you would like to do? Today I want to talk about changing your life in general. This is a topic that I have been dealing with most of my life, and I have been wanting to cover it for some time now. So, here it is.
I feel like a lot of people have problems with their lives, jobs, family etc. This can really become a problem over time, they care about this enough to tell people how they feel. But somehow not enough to do something about it. I think we all know this person at work or in the family that always complains about their job or the place they live in. And I do get it, giving up your job can be scary, I know all about it. In fact, that is what held me back.
Back when I still lived in Holland, I worked at a company where I made a good salary, but very long hours and a boss that nobody wants. I worked there for almost 10 years before I moved to Sweden. And in those 10 years, I heard my colleagues complain about the job and how they wished their lives would have been different. Some of them were divorced, some of them had debts, and some of them just didn’t enjoy their lives in general.
Think about you…
Now, it’s not that I never complained myself. But, as an introvert, I have always been someone who likes to take a step back and think about a situation. See what my options are. And finally, solve the issue, BY MYSELF, I must add. Not because I think nobody could ever help me with it, but simply because I have always tried to figure things out by myself. It makes me feel comfortable. How about you?
So, all though I have complained about things myself in the past, I like to set myself apart from others in this situation. If there is one tip I would want to give everybody who is unhappy, and everybody reading my blog and this post in particular. It is that, whatever people say, whatever people think, and whatever you have been taught, it doesn’t matter. What you want is important.
I’m not saying, if you are married and have kids, that you should ignore that and do whatever you want. But how many times do we really think about ourselves? Not in a selfish way, but asking yourself the question; what do I want?
Make up your mind
So here’s what I did, and what I think more people should do. I had been unhappy in Holland, with family members and friends that weren’t as loyal as I hoped, and my job. I was just generally unhappy. So one day, I gathered all my strength and asked myself the question; if nothing was holding me back, what would I do with my life? And without even thinking about it, the answer I heard in my head, was that I wanted to move far far away.
The rest of that day I dreamed about places I had always wanted to go. In this post, I tell all about how I left. But long story short, I sat down with my wife, we looked at locations. And within 3 months we had moved to Sweden. Now, of course, not everybody will do something drastic and impulsive as this. But life is too short to live like everybody else.
Finally, my quote of the day is: Take a step back and ask yourself; If I were old and on my death bed now, would I feel like I lived my life to the fullest?
So that’s all on changing your life. More information about getting started can be found in my introduction post.
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