List Of 17 Signs That You Are Growing Wiser:
#1 You Feel At Peace With The World
Many people want peace, however, they don’t realize the only place to truly find it is within. If you feel peaceful most days of your life, you have discovered one of the most hidden truths in the universe.
You cannot live a happy life without finding inner peace, and that elusive feeling serves as one of the most telling signs of being wiser.
#2 You Aren’t Running From Your Problems
Even if you used to take off running or just hide how you felt, you are now facing these things head on. You are taking the time to understand why you feel the way you do.
You are talking through it. You are learning to respect your feelings and yourself.
#3 You Own Your Sexuality
Part of loving your body and being wiser is owning your sexuality and having fun with it, no matter what that looks like. Whether with other people, yourself or simply through your manner of being, exploring sexuality in a playful and safe way allows you to feel like all parts of your body are welcome.
#4 You Live In The Moment
It is not about seeking to get stuck in a particular place or making plans for retirement. You live in the moment. You are in the present and not in the future or past.
Note – living in the moment is focusing your attention on what is happening right now. Cultivating a nonjudgmental awareness of the present bestows a host of benefits.
#5 You Believe In Yourself
Believing in yourself is one of the most balancing feelings in the world. When you believe in yourself, there is a sense of desire, ability, peace, confidence, and momentum. It is amazing. It is encouraging.
#6 You Pause
The pause is as simple as taking a moment to stop and think before you speak or act. This can help save you from making commitments too quickly or from embarrassing moments.
In other words, pausing is a sign that you are wiser and it helps you refrain from making a permanent decision based on a temporary emotion.
#7 You’ve Stopped Apologizing For Things You Aren’t Sorry For
You don’t feel guilt or shame when it comes to the choices you make since they are your choices and it is your life. You have finally started living your life according to your standards, not others’ expectations.
#8 You Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
Just spilled your coffee? Missed the train? It doesn’t matter. If not obsessing over minor annoyances and focusing on what’s important are some of your priorities, it may be a sign that you’re becoming wiser.
Many studies have concluded that people who swap focusing on the small, everyday negatives for emphasis on brief, joyful moments tend to be happier overall.
Happy and wise people don’t disagree that there are peaks and valleys in life, but by focusing on what goes right and correct instead of what goes wrong, you set yourself up for higher resilience and longer-term contentment when dealing with negative events.
#9 You Don’t Complain Much
Because you know there really is nothing to complain about. Unless you really had unimaginable losses and have gone through some horrific life experience, most of what we all experience on a day-to-day basis is just mundane.
And wise people know that. And they live in a space of gratitude.
#10 You Spend Time In Nature
Most people don’t realize how much happiness nature brings, whether it’s the twilight that gives way to darkness 0r the sunset which gives you the endearing hope of rising again; the early morning when the dew drops glisten in the rays of sunlight or the rainy season and the droopy leaves.
Nature is symbolic of life and takes away all the worries and tensions which we have in this world for a while.
#11 You Are Aligned With Your Core Values
Your life’s work is an extension of your worldview and beliefs. You live in integrity since what you do is in accordance with who you are. Every day you work to manifest and actualize the world you imagine since by making it so, you will make the world more beautiful, alive, and well.
#12 You Choose To Be Happy In Your Own Way
When you stop chasing everyone else’s definition of happiness, you start to see that the decision to be happy has been available all along.
#13 Your Well-Being Improves
If you begin living according to your life’s purpose, everything within you will start to thrive in response. This means you will likely experience fewer low moods, higher energy levels, and feeling more comfortable in your own body.
You may also notice that you wake up excited, sleep better, and seem to be enjoying increased immune system function as well.
#14 You See The Value In The Little Things In Life
Most people rush through life without slowing down every once in a while to take in all the beauty around them. If you can sit in a sea of cars on your way to work and feel thankful for the chance to gain patience, this shows you can find the silver lining in any situation.
In the same way, if you can look at a flower growing in a bed of weeds and smile, you have a pretty good outlook on life.
#15 Outside Validation Isn’t Your Only Source Of Validation
Being wise means your main source of validation is from within. Sure, outside validation feels good, however, it should not be your only source of validation.
The more it is, the more you lower your sense of self.
#16 You Have Raised Your Standards
You don’t tolerate bad behavior anymore. You don’t spend time with the “energy vampires” in your life anymore. You hold people accountable for their actions.
#17 You Are Courageously Walking Your Own Path
When people challenge your decisions and argue with you, remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. You do what’s right for you, even if some people disagree.