Day to day, very few of us spend time thinking about our lifestyles. We just live. We get up, we go to work, we see our friends, and we just make do. It’s fair to say that we all have ups and downs, and sometimes these downs are just something that we need to work through to get back to an up. But, other times, it’s more than that. The up doesn’t seem to be coming, and we’re just falling lower and lower. You might not even realize that it’s happening if you are busy and focused on getting through.
But, there are usually clear signs that it’s not just a phase. That perhaps the up won’t follow naturally, but that you need to make some significant changes to your lifestyle to get it moving in the right direction again. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should be watching out for.
You Never Feel 100%
Your body is often the first thing to react when it’s time for some changes. The odd cough and cold is, unfortunately, a normal part of life. But, if you find that you are always feeling unwell, that you’ve got another bug as soon as the last one has gone away or that you can never quite shake off the feeling of being unwell, it’s not necessarily a symptom of a more severe condition. It might mean that you need to make some lifestyle changes. If you face significant stress at work, or at home, you eat unhealthily, you don’t get enough exercise, and you struggle to find the time to relax, it might be affecting your physical health.
Your Senses are Failing
Our senses, especially our hearing and sight, naturally deteriorate over time, and some of us have much better eyesight than others. But, it’s not always a natural process. If you’ve had too many late nights, you watch too much TV, or you spend too much time in very loud environments you might be experiencing a ringing in your ears or blurred vision. A few good night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle might be all that you need to improve things.
You are Always Tired
Do you wake up tired? Even after a full eight hours of sleep? This could be a sign that you are staying up too late, but it might also mean that you are stressed out, unhappy and not looking after yourself as well as you should be.
You Dread Going to Work
We all have bad days at work. We all have days when we’d rather not go in. But, when you start to dread going to work most of the time when you’d rather be doing near enough everything else, it might be time to think about a new job.
You Don’t Live in the Here and Now
Thinking about things that have happened in the past, or looking to the future is totally normal, and a healthy part of life. But, when you start to live in the past or spend your time constantly looking to the future, it might be a sign that you are hoping to avoid the here and now.