Restlessness-Your Soul’s Cry for Change


Your Soul’s Cry for Change

This is my first blog. Not really sure how it works. I’m hoping that people can respond and write how they feel about restlessness and how they overcome it.  I have the first few chapters drafted. I’m wondering if I’m the only one that goes through periods of restlessness.

Have you ever had a feeling of restlessness that snuck up on you seemingly out of the blue? Even when things were going great in your career and relationship? This feeling happens to me more times than I can count and seems to pop up every five years, give or take a year. For me it is a nagging feeling deep within that tells me something is missing, that there is some empty part of me that needs a refill. In the past, my response would be to roll my eyes and admonish my feelings. Poor you, you have a great job and a loving spouse. I can see why you feel unsatisfied and unfulfilled. Suck it up buttercup. Boot-straps young lady or get over yourself already. There are millions of people that would trade your life in an instant. After being properly berated and my life put back into perspective, I would shake it off and continue business as usual. Unfortunately, business, as usual, doesn’t last long. Like a scene from Fatal Attraction. “I won’t be ignored Dan!,” the feelings shout back.” The sense of uneasiness, while subtle at first, intensifies and my mindset shifts from great happiness and joy to frustration and misery.
Does this happen to anyone else? What do you do to tame the beast?

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Thank you.

Joyce Kostakis

8 thoughts on “Restlessness-Your Soul’s Cry for Change

  1. livyourlife

    This happen to me. At 22 years old, I find that my soul becomes restless at least once a month. For me, restlessness comes when I allow for my emotions get the best of me. I find that I can’t fall sleep, or that I don’t feel joy when I wake up in the morning. I try to focus on the good in my life, and to keep my mind in the present moment.

    Magnificent first post. It got me thinking, and reflecting. Very relatable. I look forward to reading more.


    1. jkostakis Post author

      When it first started happening to me, I mistook it for being unhappy, now I realize for me it is when I am not doing something that inspires me. I can get my balance back with small shifts, like learning something new or taking on a new project. Thanks for sharing. I wasn’t able to see the entire comment until just now. I like that you try to focus on the good in your life. I find that helpful as well. I have a saying on staying in the present moment. You have to be present to win. And I use, keep your seat in your seat (chair) to keep my mind from drifting to what ifs. I’m so glad you liked the posts. As I build out the chapters, I will add posts on the topic. Thanks again for sharing.



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