A fresh start means experiencing changes, getting a second chance, and transforming yourself into someone you are not (yet) about. Do you want to become a better and happier version of yourself? Then it is time to reflect on restarting life.
Before starting the restart of life, remember that this process affects both your inner and outer world. Either way, it is easier to use practical methods to tackle the reboot. In this post, we’ll be listing five steps that will help you to rearrange your life if you pursue the goal of finally becoming the person you really want to be .
1. Organize what you have and what you think
If you want change, keep the environment tidy. Perhaps you first tidy up your physical environment, where it makes sense that each object has its own place. Marie Kondo explains to us in her book Magic Cleaning: How proper tidying up changes your life , that we should only keep the things that give us pleasure. Put all your belongings in one place and decide which items make you happy. If you see something you don’t enjoy, give it away or throw it away.
You will see that your mental closet also needs some cleaning up. You can use the same method here: give preference to the thoughts that make you happy. One happy thought after the next will make the ones that make you sad disappear.
2. Set your goals so that you will notice your progress
“It’s madness to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.”
Learn to assess what is moving you forward and what is holding you back. It will help you restart your life if you first figure out how to lead it. If you can’t get rid of your routine and old habits easily, it’s important to look at yourself from a different perspective. A good idea in this regard is to ask your friends what you could do better.
Ask them which are your good qualities and which are your weaknesses. What could you do better at? What would get better if you put your weaknesses aside? Keep her answers in the back of your mind as these are very useful for restarting life.
3. Establish a routine that will bring you closer to happiness
To get a more precise idea of your routine, it is advisable to pull out pen and paper. Write down everything you do during the day. Now estimate how many of these acts bring you closer to happiness and which ones rob you of energy, money and health. In order to start your life over, it is important to understand that once your actions and relationships work in the right direction, happiness will be achieved. It’s really easy if you think about it a little. But this advice can be tricky to follow when you are on autopilot.
There is nothing like a goal-oriented method based on order and wellbeing. Many of the things you do during the day do not make you happy, but they are part of your accomplishments, your responsibilities that you cannot and should not give up so easily. Therefore, take the time to meet your obligations. But also take your time to fill your life with things that are important to you and that make you happy.
A study from the journal Psychological Science shows us the importance of people spending time in a green environment. This proves once again that our environment influences our mood and health. So you can start looking for a place where you feel comfortable and that you can go to repeatedly during the restart.
4. Start over by welcoming new things and holding onto only what you like
The above steps will let you see what you like, what you are comfortable with, and what makes you happy. You can now break free from your routine and tackle your tasks by tweaking them to fit your needs.
The restart brings out the best in you without sacrificing your positive qualities.
Even during and after the restart of life, we should keep what is going well. What should change is what doesn’t work. Pick the three things from your old life that excite you the most and incorporate them into your new routine.
5. Buy a notebook and find out how to use it
Find a notebook that you like and that inspires you. Use it to capture everything you do to turn your life upside down. Also write down things that affect your physical condition. Write down what you have achieved and, above all, give yourself time. All changes take time.
The desire to change is the first step in starting over and getting results. So what are you waiting for to start life again?