Examine Your Goals and Plans
What do you really want? Have you always dreamed of going skydiving? Do you want to be able to stay at home when you have children? What are your goals? You may not actually know. If that is the case, you may be unhappy because you feel unmoored. You have nothing you are focused on, nothing driving you and nothing you are really working toward. In that case, take some time to brainstorm a few long-term and short-term goals. Then, write them down, and display them where you will see them.
If you have clearly defined goals, examine your plan to reach those goals. Is it realistic? If it is not feasible for you at this point in time, you are only going to disappoint yourself when you cannot reach that goal. Sure, some people can write a novel in a month, but that does not mean you can if you are working two jobs, raising a toddler and in the process of moving across the country.
Finally, consider your goals themselves. Are they goals that are realistic? More importantly, are they goals that you really care about or are they goals that you think you should have? Not everyone wants to be able to buy a new car or a bigger house. Do not work toward goals that do not matter to you.