Change is inevitable; it is the only constant thing in this world. Although all of us have gone through some life changes, there are still people who find it hard to accept changes. The fear of uncertainty and what will happen after coming out from our comfort zones make it even harder. But starting over and changing for the better is something we must embrace for a fresh start.
Whether you have just gotten out of a long term relationship, stuck in a company for the same position for years, lost a loved one, recovering from an injury, suffering from financial loss, or have ended a friendship, starting over again is vital to help you rebuild yourself.
- Take a break and prioritize yourself. Go on a vacation and spend time with yourself for a week or two. Or better yet, as long as you like especially if you can afford it. Reacquaint yourself with the things that you love, revisit plans that have been put on hold, and set out your priorities.
- Clean your space. Rearrange, decorate, and recharge. Start by rearranging the furniture, clearing up your space by de-cluttering, repainting the walls, and changing the couch. Make your home more comfortable and cozy where you can spend more quality time with friends and family who have been neglected when you were too busy.
- Connect with your inner self. Find balance on the inside, exercise your mind and communicate deeper within you to forgive yourself, for your shortcomings. In addition, try to to tame anger, radiate positivity and do something that will have an impact to the people around you. Appreciate what you have for a better and positive well-being.
- Start a new routine. Creating new, healthy, and productive habits or try things that you have been wondering and dreaming about. It can be something that will elevate your career, or you may enroll in a gym class, learn how to cook, and so much more new hobbies can be explored. This is the time to go after your dreams.
- Decide on what to do. Now that you have plans to enrich your personal and professional development, you have to decide which one to choose and when to start. The sooner you start, the sooner you will be able to see progress.
- Talk to your loved ones. Starting over is a lot easier if you are surrounded by family who will remind you of the hardships that you have overcome. Spending time with them will help you realize that everyone goes through change and hardships that make life even more meaningful.
Starting over again is a chance to rebuild yourself and fulfill your dreams.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.