The world does not offer us a new start, a fresh hand, once we reach a certain age or milestone.
That is not how happiness is, because your brain and body do not respond to anything instantly but fear.
There are actually a lot of deep psychological and even physiological reasons for why this fails, but mostly it comes down to this: that person is not yet ready to change.
Aside from only really being able to function in the present, your gut instinct is also quiet. The “little voice” within is just that… little.
If you want to change your life, you need to utilize microshifts, tiny, almost undetectable patterns of behavior that condition you to your comfort zone.
Decide you’re deserving of real friendship, true commitment and complete love with people who are healthy and thriving.
This is because, over the course of your life, you will grow. You will change.
The fact is that the more you are grateful now, the more life will give you to be grateful about in the future.
Most of these things are wholly an illusion, though their parts feel nice.
Sometimes, you are going to need to walk away from the relationship, the job, the friend that isn’t wrong, but isn’t totally right, either.