Maybe you have been reading about ways to improve or reset your life say through healthier choices. But even in doing so, you still aren’t sure if YOU are overreacting in how you are assessing yourself against where you are in life versus where you’d prefer to be. If this is you, check out our short list of common ways to know if you are in need of some long-term changes to get yourself out of a rut.

You Are Experiencing Burnout

The first sign that you are in need of a reset in your life is when you are experiencing burnout. This often happens when you are either working too much or focusing so much on one thing, that the rest of your life is being neglected. It’s even possible to have burnout even when you don’t feel “busy” constantly. Actually, burnout can happen from focusing too much on any one area of your life, which can leave you exhausted either with that certain activity or aspect of your life to the point you feel like your life is falling apart instead of together.

You Keep Trying (and Failing) New Things

Have you noticed that you keep trying new things toward a specific goal, but then you quit pretty soon afterward or lose all interest? This is a really good time to do a reset and try to find where your priorities are. This isn’t always just a case of having no follow-through. Sometimes, it is because you need to reevaluate things, remind yourself why you set these goals, and figure out what tasks would be better suited for you to complete those goals.

You Haven’t Worked on Your Goals in a While

Maybe you have goals that you thought you really wanted, but you never seem to work on them much. Things happen and lives get busy, but if it has been months or even years, then now is the time to either decide how to reach those goals, or replace them with something else you are more passionate about. A few recommended reads include The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard or Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.

You Feel Stuck, Helpless, or Unmotivated

And lastly, if you have been feeling stuck, lost, or just unmotivated for either a few months (or years), then it is likely time to another look at your life to figure out what isn’t quite working for you. These feelings can come from many things aside from what’s already been mentioned. Examples of ways to sort through the mental clutter and confusion: Start writing in a journal to figure out why you are experiencing these emotions, and work on a life reset so you can get down to what is happening and why you feel this way. #dphealer

Need Professional Help?!?

If you or someone else is experiencing chronic stress or depression to the point he/she/they are struggling emotionally, please seek out a trusted friend, family member, or other licensed mental health professional. If immediate help is needed due to suicidal ideation1Suicidal ideation refers to thinking about, considering, or planning suicide., call 911 or use one of the trusted sources.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988; Llame al 988 (para ayuda en español)
Use Lifeline Chat on the web (English only)
The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call or text 988 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Veterans Crisis Line
Use Veterans Crisis Chat on the web 
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans and those who support them, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990

The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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