I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer thus far, and we are finally getting back to some type of normalcy with our lives. I can say that I am happy to be out of the house and spending some quality time with family and friends again. If the pandemic has thought you one thing is that you must not take life for granted. Everyone will look back on this as a life-changing experience or not. However, experiences are what shapes our very character, our foundation for the future. Without them, we’d become empty shells without any substance.
This past year I finalized my divorced, sold my house, relocated to another area, started a new job, and continued to raise a teenage son. Talk about what an experience, and how I wish I could change particular things I did during that time. Yes, the things that suffered were my self-care routines, boundary setting, and settling for less than, which became a part of my daily life at that time. Before I knew it unwanted things that would not normally be a part of my life were, until I made a change. I soon begin to realized after regrets that I could not go back and change the beginning, but I could rewrite my ending as often as I would like. The goal is to keep growing from your experiences, evolving, and reinventing yourself. Reinventing yourself is not a betrayal of your essence, but essence of courage and strength.
Remember that family and friends are expecting you to stay the same. Yet, you have to trust that you are making the best decision for loving who you are. Toss out the old and in with the new. Try these three helpful tips that do not have to be difficult. Whatever your experience or motivation will be big or small take one day at a time.
How To Reinvent Yourself at any age
Self Care – As you begin to reinvent yourself your old self-care routines may change, so you may find that you want to do something new. Self-care does not always mean spas and bubble baths, however, you can just enjoy reading a book, yoga, or gardening in your yard. Find a hobby that you enjoy and turn it into your new self-care routine.
Manage Your Finances – If you are shifting or thinking about changing a career it is always best to take a look at your finances. If you are going through a divorce or moving to a new home, there is no better time to re-evaluate your finances. You may have to pay out extra expenses and you would like to be prepared than not prepared.
Create A Vision – Your vision can be created through any path. Think about things that you pride yourself in and follow that path. Yet, don’t think that this will be your final destination and you may find that you will change your vision again as we continue to grow, learn and experience different things throughout life.
Failure is normal when trying something new recognize it, learn from it, and move on. Failure in the end is the best way to learn how to evolve and reinvent yourself. It will take time, patience, and plenty of effort to make the change you want to see happen, but it will be all worth it in the end.
“Rewrite your ending as often as you like Grow, Evolve, and Reinvent” – Cam