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Life is a wonderful thing, but it can be hard at times. We all go through our ups and downs, and as difficult as it is when we’re at a low point, it’s experiencing the bad that helps us to grow- and really allows us to appreciate the good times. If you’ve been through a rough patch, maybe a breakup, a death in the family or you’ve been made redundant, turning over a new leaf and starting fresh might be exactly wha you need. Here’s how you can go about it.
Think about your mental health
Your mental health is absolutely crucial. No matter what you’re going through, having the right mindset will allow you to move forward with positivity rather than feeling stuck in a rut due to fear. It’s not to say you won’t feel scared making big changes in your life, but having a positive frame of mind and clear goals about where you’re going and what you want to achieve will help you to overcome this fear. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety or any other mental health problem then be sure to seek the right advice. If you’re just feeling a little down or blue, try journalling, meditation, talking therapy or reading self help books to get you into that positive mindset.
Moving house can sometimes be the fresh start that you need- a new home and a new location that’s free of any bad memories and vibes can allow you to start rebuilding your life. Find a cute little home that you love, fill it with photos, fresh flowers and soft furnishings in your favourite colour. Make it a place of peace and relaxation, where you can return to each day and feel genuinely happy. Even if your current home isn’t in the best condition, you can still sell it without having to spend thousands on renovations first- these distressed selling tips explain more.
If you need some space to think and also want to ‘find yourself’ and discover what you’re really made of then why not try solo travel? Learning to navigate a foreign country by yourself can be really empowering and build your confidence, it also gives you space and time away to think but in an interesting setting so that you’re not tempted to just hide under the covers at home and eat your body weight in ice cream.
Consider your career
Finally, your career is a hugely important piece of the jigsaw puzzle of your life. If you’re unhappy at work, chances are this is going to spill over and affect other areas of your life. Have you considered moving up the career ladder or a change of career? Maybe you could start your own business and be the boss? Either way, getting out of a job you hate will put you on a happier and more positive path.