For Making a Fresh Start
I've definetely had an eventful twenty-two years and counting. At various points along the way, I have tried to make a fresh start. Not all of these attempts were needed or successful but I have certainly learnt a lot about myself. If you are - or are ever trying - to make a fresh start, this is my tried and tested method.
1. Let go of the past
You can't move forward if you are still living in the past, you will just end up living the same mistakes all over again. There comes a time when you just have to accept what has happened to you and move forward.
2. Set Goals
They can be small, big... medium sized, but setting goals gives you some direction, something to work towards. That's not saying you should be constantly caught up in the future. I have my ambitions but I like to spend each day living in the moment, open to different routes to achieve those goals.
3. Be the best you
I used to be obsessed with trying to be a different person. Eventually, I realised this is impossible and not what a fresh start is about. It's about being a better version of you. By asking yourself what kind of moral code you believe in and then living by that.
4. Change something about your appearance
You don't have to do this, but sometimes, it's great to shake things up and purchase a new item of clothing or change your hair colour. It can make you feel refreshed and excited again. I find I get bored just sticking to one look all of the time.
5. Change location or remodel your space
You could find a way to move to Iceland or you could just organise your closet. Either way, I think changing something about the space around you can give your mood a boost, and help you to refocus and be in control of your life.
6. Ask yourself: why will this time be different?
A fresh start will never work, if you just repeat everything all over again, in just the same way. Look at your mistakes. Learn from them and work out what you can do differently this time, to be the person you want to be.
7. Take chances, be a 'Yes, Man'
Sometimes, you just have to take a chance. You can evaluate the pros and cons all you like but you never really know where something might lead. Taking a crazy, stupid chance might help you to find what you are searching for.
8. Live the live you imagined
We all have ideas of what we would like our life to be like... well then, why isn't your life like that? If you want something that badly, there is always a way to make it possible. Sometimes, it's just about the small things. I have always been attracted to a luxury life, but for me that involved taking simple steps to be kinder to myself, both physically and mentally.
9. Self Acceptance
My self acceptance comes from the knowledge that no one is perfect, we all have our own problems and flaws. Therefore, I know that I wouldn't want to be anyone else and that I am perfectly happy being the person I am.
10. Just do it
Just like anything in life, you can spend a life time planning something, or thinking about it, but - at the end of the day - you just have to give it a go.
Have you ever made of fresh start? I would love to hear your views and opinions, so please leave a comment bellow.