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Sunday, September 20, 2009 Hope, Community Member, asks

Q: I feel like I am at a crossroads in my life. I want to change I am sick of feeling this way

Hi everybody I feel that I want and need to change my life.Being laid off from work is making me deal with my feelings and what I really want to do with the rest of my life.I used to work 60 hrs per week and used it as a excuse to have know personal life.I have good thoughts like going to a depression support group,joining a exercise club,going back to school,going into a different line of work.Of course I need to work and will hopefully find a job soon.But while I have the time and the inner feelings and desire to change I feel that it is a very important time.I am 46 and have been putting off listening to my inner voice for a long time.Now it seems different the desire seems stronger.I am sure that everybody deals with different stages of there life at some point.I am sick of being alone and isolated.Any words of wisdom on how to keep pushing ahead.This must be happening for a reason.Is it possible at this point in my life I am sick of anxiety and depression holding me back and I am pushing back?I hope it turns out to be a breakthrough.Any affirmations or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.THANKYOU

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Merely Me, Health Guide
9/20/09 8:42pm

Yes!

 

This can be an exciting time for you!  I like how you are envisioning this...you are at a crossroads.  You can take the time for yourself to really think about you and where you are in the universe.

 

Try to pose these questions to yourself and don't think hard...just trust your gut and your first responses.

 

1.  What makes you happy?

 

2.  What makes you feel free?

 

3.  What is your purpose in life?

 

4.  Where do you want to go from here?

 

Start with those and see where they lead you.  I think sometimes we overanalyze ourselves to death when the answers are there all along.  They reside in your heart and soul.

 

I keep a notebook by my bedside...I find that before sleep and after I wake up are prime times to ask myself such questions. 

 

You can begin again.  It is all possible.  I am living proof of this so I know. 

 

You can do this!

 

Let us know where you go from here on your journey.  I am excited for you. 

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By Hope, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/15/11, First Published: 09/20/09