16 Things to Keep in Mind When Starting Over

16 Things to Keep in Mind When Starting Over
By Fawn Chang   via MindBodyGreen

I love MindBodyGreen, they have some really fun, helpful, and interesting articls!  I love reading the articles, they are quick yet informative!

Deciding to begin again is a powerful statement. Things happen that force us out of a familiar and comfortable lifestyle or situation; many people struggle to maintain the status quo. Allowing is a key component to leaving the shore and sailing downstream… allowing the nature of what is, allowing the uneasy feelings, and allowing the old to pass away and the new to be good or even better.

Inventing yourself again, in a new place with new people or even a new job, takes courage, even more courage to want the change and see the opportunity for adventure. Whatever the reason for your new phase in life, remember the wisdom is always inside you; your personal guidance system is yours to use and interpret. Stay open, stay sweet, and allow.
16 Things that I remind myself in each new adventure:
1. It will feel odd.
2. If it doesn’t feel odd, you haven’t started a new life.
3. You will be frightened… your breath will make you powerful again.
4.  If you are reading this, you have more resources than you are thinking you do.
5.  You did it before, you can do it again.
6.  People are generally the same everywhere; what you find is what you bring.
7.  When you feel really unsure, do something familiar… but don’t shave.
8.  You left some things behind… don’t pick them back up again.  (this one is a good reminder when you leave ANYTHING/ONE behind!)
9.  Don’t second guess yourself; keep all your energy centered and focused in front of you.
10.  Be gentle with yourself… you are a new sprout in a new life.
11.  Keep your heart open; it will be worth it always.  ( ❤ )
12.  Be proud of yourself.
13.  Recall your successes.
14.  Laugh about something.
15.  Connect with the air around you, the water in your cells, the space between things and any small piece of nature. The stillness and innocence will give you silent strength.
16.  Not many people have the courage to start a new life with eagerness; walk gently ahead with lightness in your heart.
What about you?  Have you started anything over?  Did you find this list helpful as a guide for you?



3 thoughts on “16 Things to Keep in Mind When Starting Over

  1. Mary Jo

    I like this. A lot. Wise even for when you are not starting completely over, but just simply trying to move forward.

  2. Janae

    I needed this. The past few months have been full of new adventures, challenges, and trials… 3 months ago I had a baby. 2 months ago my husband lost his job. 1 month ago I started a new blog. I think I’ll add meditating to my morning blog routine and reflect on this post from time to time when I need just a little extra reassurance.


    1. christinapertz1 Post author

      Its so nice to find something out there on a blog or just an article that really speaks to what someone is going thru. I’ve been doing some “starting over” too with this blog and my jewelry business! lol Heck, I’ve been “starting over” since being laid off 3 years ago! Thanks for stopping by!


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