Signs that Life is Demanding your Attention

Signs that life is demanding your attention include:

1. The same themes and patterns (which are usually self-defeating) keep repeating themselves, or reappearing in your life. Notice these patterns, and then ask yourself: “What is this telling me about myself – my wants, my needs, my hurts, and my past?”

2. Hurt, unresolved issues, and problems from your past, are stopping you from living and enjoying your life now. Also, these are triggered more frequently than previously. This could include sleep problems, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties, fears, anxieties and PTSD symptoms.

These indicate repression isn’t working for you, and the past will not be silenced and ignored indefinitely.

3. You have trouble coping with powerful emotions – like overwhelming anger, or excessive crying. This frequently points to a deep and painful loss that hasn’t been mourned and given proper respect.

4. You feel restless, agitated, and feel something needs to change – in yourself, in your life, or in your close relationships.

You have so much potential, and you’re meant to change and grow. So please listen to your heart, and take its leadings seriously. You owe it to yourself to living a rich, fulfilling life. Be brave, and have the courage to step out and make that change!

5. You feel dazed or shocked by something that has happened in your life, and you can’t pick up the pieces, and ignore it, and ‘move on’. This indicates you need support, and that you need it urgently. Also, you need to practice self-compassion and prioritize self-care.

6. You keep pushing down your feelings, and denying your emotions, but they keep resurfacing – and crying out for your attention. These might seem out of proportion, are extreme and overwhelming. And at times they are surprising and inappropriate.

7. You’re afraid of digging deeper so you make some surface changes; but their impact is short-lived, and they don’t really set you free. You need to peel back all the layers that are there to protect you and look at the real issue that is buried underneath. However, this must be done slowly, and with meaningful support.

8. You can’t let go of something that meant a lot to you – a disappointment, or a failure, or a past relationship. These losses must be faced, and be experienced, and grieved … For only then will be free to really start to live again.

Healing is not an overnight process. It takes time. Sometime you’ll feel like you’re finally over something and happy again, and the wound will reopen. Don’t give up. Don’t get discouraged. Take each day one step at a time. Just try to be in a better place mentally and emotionally than you were yesterday.” – LLTHINGSBELO.CO.AZ

12 thoughts on “Signs that Life is Demanding your Attention

  1. So true. After digging through stuff for so long, I sometimes wonder how much more I can take. I know I always feel better and more settled after dealing with something, but it also makes it so final. I have one more thing to deal with, and I know when I do, I’ll be saying goodbye to that person forever.


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