Everyone at some point in their life has wished for a new day, another chance, a new love and a fresh start. Moving on is one of the toughest things people have to do in life, but it is also one of the most rewarding.
Below are 13 ways to help you create a fresh new start today:
1. End toxic relationships
To help you create a fresh new start, eliminate relationships with people who try to control you, disregard your boundaries, take without giving, lie to you, are always right and degrading.
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6. Hug people
Looking for a free way to be happy? Hug people!
7. Define and fulfill your role
Figure out who you are and who you want to be. Are you a mother, father, businessman, artist, grandmother or friend? Whatever role you choose to fill, define exactly what that role means to you, outline the steps or ways you can become that ideal and implement those specific steps in your daily life.
8. Be a local tourist
Get out and explore your own hometown. Find unique food joints, local traditions, the prettiest flower gardens and the history behind the oldest building in your city. Discover new hiking trails, what kind of trees are in your own backyard and play at every local park within a 20 mile radius. See the beauty in your immediate surroundings.
Are you looking to define your purpose and reason for being? Create a personal mission statement, a standard to live by, and act upon it.
10. Master the balance between selflessness and selfishness
To create a fresh new start in your life, develop a selfless vs. selfish ratio. It is okay and completely normal to set time aside to place your own needs first. Sometimes it is important to remember that the best way you can take care of others is by taking care of yourself first.
11. Amp up your wardrobe
Lighten up, let loose and dress to feel like your new self.
Update your closet — get rid of your beige cardigans, blue striped collared shirts and khakis. Be bold and spice up your go-to look with a little flare and unexpected style. You might surprise yourself and gain a little more self-confidence.
12. Cleanse yourself with a new diet
Have you ever been upset with yourself for eating poorly? It's the shame you feel from eating that donut for breakfast, chicken nuggets and fries for lunch and the fudge ice cream after dinner. It's the grease, fat and carbs eating at your mind that tends to bring you down and lower your self-esteem.
Try cleansing your body by fueling it with healthy foods. Cut back on the carbs, replace your white bread with wheat, eat an apple instead of fruit snacks and drink water instead of soda. Make small and simple changes to help your body feel fueled and focused.
It's all about the good vibes, am I right? Mix things up a little, test your skills with a little feng shui.
Test this simple principle out! Reorganize your living room or remodel your bedroom. Get out of your comfort zone and see if the different placements of objects tampers or changes the mood in your room.