Are you looking for a job or are you tired of yours? Is your spouse gone or did you miss the wrong studies? So maybe you feel like your life sucks. Perhaps you think your financial situation is preventing you from changing anything? Finally, you feel helpless and stressed, you have lost your motivation and depression prevents you from seeing all the possibilities available to you.
But I have good news. Things are not as hopeless and you can change all that with a little help and found motivation. No matter what your situation, you can start a new life.
Here are some steps to achieve this goal.
- Take an analysis of your situation
First of all, you must start by examining your current situation. The goal is to determine several things:
What are the factors in your current life that are causing you problems?
What things can you change without having to start all over again?
Will restarting your life solve these problems, or simply postpone them until later?
What are the problems in your life that arise from your own faults?
What do you want to gain by starting a new life?
Once you have answered these questions, you will know if you need to adjust things in your current life or if you need to make bigger life changes.
- Identify what needs to change in you
One of the hardest things about starting a new life … is knowing that you cannot change others, you can just change yourself and the expectations you have of others. To help you determine what you can change at home, simply complete the following sentences:
I would be more efficient at work if I …
If I could change one thing in my behavior with others, I …
If I could improve my financial management, it would be …
- Choose your new life
That is to say, you must now determine what type of life you want to have. Keep in mind that there is no set road to get there, it is just your vision of life, the one you would like to have. Don’t be afraid to THINK BIG. Where would you like to live? What would be your romantic or friendly relationships? Where are you going to work? How are you going to spend your free time? Don’t hesitate to SEE BIG.
- Make a list of steps that will lead you to positive change
You now know what the life you want will look like. But how are you going to get there? What you need are specific actions that you will take to start a new life. These vary depending on each. But here are a few actions that most of us can match:
Stop a bad habit (smoking, drinking, …)
Finish your studies
Find a new job
Join a gym / follow a new diet
Put a house up for sale
Reconnect with friends or family
Go live abroad / in a new city
Become independent / start a business
Reduce your working time
- Establish the priority stages of your new life
The first step you need to take is the one that will bring you real results. This is very important, for example, if you are broke, it is unlikely that you will be very happy. So simply opening a new bank account to automate your spending and keeping track of your budget is not going to take much time or effort. Finding a new job is also a task that will generate confidence almost immediately and can change your life for the better.
The longer and more difficult steps may go to the end of your list. They often ask for more time or help from other people. But remember that the goal is first to regain motivation and reduce stress.
- Take action today to change your life
The last step to do is the most difficult and important thing: ACT. It can be extremely stressful, but it is ESSENTIAL for achieving the life you want to have. Maybe at the beginning, you will feel like you are wasting your time, chasing a dream but don’t forget that everything has to start, each little one brings you closer to your goal! If you find that you are afraid of change and that it prevents you from acting, seek the help of a friend or family member or write to us!