7 Signs You’re Right Where You Want to Be
Published: January 26, 2015 | Updated: July 2, 2020 | Posted by: Carlo Miguel Castañeda | Lifestyle
These days, most people tend to ignore that their emotional well-being is directly tied to how satisfied they are with their experiences.
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’ve found the right set of circumstances to build a life around, here’s a short checklist:
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You have a regular set of friends
As you age, you find that you gravitate more towards people with the same interests as you, or at share similar views. You’ll find that having a regular crowd is a great source of comfort and encouragement.
You have a hobby that lets you de-stress
Everybody has a hobby. Some may be pricier than others, but hobbies can help regulate your stress. It can be reading a book or playing an instrument, or a hobby that you can throw yourself into to forget about the daily stress of work and life.
Your stress levels are manageable
Stress is part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to manage them. Factors that affect one’s stress levels include job satisfaction, day-to-day interaction, and even what you eat. Managing your stress comes in various forms and you must find what works for you.
You’ve got a job that you like
Liking what you do is very important, and often affects your stress levels. If you’re working a job that just pays the bills, you may be trapping yourself. Find a job that makes you happy or puts you on the path towards the career you’ve always wanted.
You’ve made plans for the near future
Whether it’s investing in life insurance, planning to get a car of your own, traveling out of the country, or even something as simple as looking at your career goals, you’ve made plans. These plans give you something to look forward to, goals that you know you’ll strive to achieve in the near future.
You sleep better
The average adult sleeps five to eight hours a night, but that doesn’t always mean that it’s a restful kind of sleep. When you sleep better, it means that you don’t wake up in the middle of the night anymore, and that you clock out early enough to get the right amount of sleep for the next day.
You look forward to each day
The biggest difference between someone who’s right where they want to be and someone who’s still looking for their place is if waking up to the next day is dreadful, or wonderful in their perspective.
Someone who’s found balance in his or her life looks forward to what the day brings, where someone still looking may tell themselves that it’ll be another day gone and this much closer to the weekend.
Remember that while you don’t have to rush things, being right where you want to be means that you’re that much closer to living your dreams.