Change is never easy, and often scary, especially when it’s a drastic one. When our lives undergo big changes, this phase brings along a lot of discomfort but as humans, long for stability, steadiness, and comfort. That’s why we fight change; we confuse discomfort with unhappiness, little do we know that sometimes, discomfort is an indicator to bigger things coming, change for a better, and a journey in the right path. If you are going through something that you don’t feel understand or feel overwhelmed by different emotions, look for the signs. Uncomfortable signs can sometimes mean you are on the right path.
1. You experience fear. We find comfort in the known and the familiar. Uncertainties stir feelings of fear inside us. When we don’t know where we’re going next or whether this move was right or not, we begin to experience fear and that is totally ok.
2. You feel lost and directionless. As you rid yourself from believes and narratives that no longer serve you, you begin to feel lost and don’t know who you really are. But this is usually the starting point of self-discovery and becoming the person you are meant to be. Though utterly paradoxical to feel directionless when you are on the right track, but wanderers are not always lost.
3. You experience emotional turmoil. You experience irrational heavy emotions rushing in like sudden sadness, anxiety, or anger. This is an indicator that you are unhappy with your current status in life and trying to outgrow it in pursuit of a new path. Acknowledge these feelings, and try read the messages they send you.
4. You downsize your social circle and grow intolerant of spiteful or negative people. It is no longer about a long table full of people anymore, but rather who is sitting with you on that table. You prefer quality over quantity and grow intolerant of things you might have tolerated before such as negative and spiteful people and you are no longer willing to put up with their behaviors.
5. You feel the need to be alone. You find comfort in solitude as it gives you the space to reflect, think, and assess everything happening around you. You don’t have the fear of missing out on events and don’t shy away from saying ‘no’ to things you don’t really like or want to do. This doesn’t necessarily mean you are on the verge of depression, but rather giving yourself time to heal or process the feelings that you had no time for in the middle of the race you were running.
6. You despise the modern world’s superficiality. You no longer focus on impressing around you or feel desperate to fit in. Your focus is no longer outwardly, but rather inwardly. You are keener to grow and evolve rather than show off. Of course that doesn’t mean you neglect how you look all together, but you do it for yourself, rather than impressing the society you live in.
7. You are sometimes filled with doubt. You begin questioning everything you do and wonder if you are even on the right path. And no matter how far you reach, you feel like you a long way to go. You may even that everything you dreamt of is now hopeless to achieve and that your life is falling apart. But this is totally normal as you pass from one phase in your life into another.
As you embark a journey of awakening, you begin to look back at everything you’ve once known and believed and begin to question them. You begin to free yourself of limitations and clear many things out of your life. This transition phase is never easy, you will feel lost and doubtful, and maybe lose touch with yourself, but this is the older you making way to a better version of you ready to walk the right track.