Confusing Signals in Life

The sign on the right may be representative of how many mixed signals we receive on a daily basis. I think about how hard it is to trust your instincts sometimes when you know something is right, but risky. For example, when do you trust someone? How do you decide to avoid temptation for food, alcohol, work that is destructive for you?
How do you know when you’ve reached a dead end road in your life?
Here are some points to consider.

  1. Is there respect? If there is a lack of respect, it may be time to move on. The relationship, job or you way of coping may be a place NOT to enter.
  2. Are your goals and values compatible? Mismatched goals may mean you need to be more open and improve communication to get back on track, or ultimately a sign that you are headed in different directions.
  3. Do you get bored? When boredom reigns, you may not be challenged, you need more meaning or purpose in life, or you may have given up. 
What to do? It may be time to call it a day and move on. Perhaps, you need a new approach to the situation or problem. If you are expecting others to change or make you happy, that is a dead end sign. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility for your choices and outcomes. If you own the problem and move out a blame or victim mentality, you can become empowered. Take a look at the signals that keep showing up in your life and make a conscious decision to make a shift.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.