There are times in life when circumstances inspire you to decide to re-invest in yourself and become a new you.
Sometimes the decision to make a change in your life may be a part of your New Year’s resolutions or to mark a milestone birthday, such as your 30th or 40th or beyond.
Other times there are transitions in life that may push you to think big and re-invent yourself, such as a loss of a close person, a career holdup, a harsh breakup, a move to another city/state, or bankruptcy.
Also, sometimes the failure to achieve important goals may motivate you to train your subconscious mind for success and make you start to think big.
Actually, there can be 365 ways to think big and make the change happen.
Each day of the year, you may come up with a new possibility, a new opportunity, and chance to re-invent yourself.
All you need is to be open-minded and think big.
Keep in mind that your subconscious never sleeps.
In fact, your subconscious mind always listens to what you say.
Moreover, it does exactly what you tell it to do.
In addition, your subconscious cannot discriminate between the real and unreal: it accepts everything you tell it as the only truth.
Therefore, it is important to learn how to reprogram your subconscious to think only positive thoughts.
How to Manage Transitions in Life and Become a New You
Transitions are an inseparable part of our lives that often occur without our consent.
Nevertheless, psychologists believe that it’s not the change involved in a life transition that impacts us, but our interpretation of that change.
- Embrace the Change
If you try to resist the change, you will most likely only make the situation more difficult.
So, instead of refusing to accept the new experience, try to see change as a new opportunity for personal growth.
Re-invention allows you to become more confident and open for new opportunities.
Furthermore, developing a new image of yourself may help you in achieving your goals.
For example, your decision to learn a new skill or upgrade an existing one can help boost your professional career and get a promotion at work.
- Believe in Yourself
By stepping out of your comfort zone and taking on new challenges, you will become more confident and start believing in yourself.
When you believe in yourself, you will start to see life transitions as opportunities, and not the obstacles to your personal growth.
Furthermore, a self-belief will boost your ability to stay fully focused on your goals and reach them more successfully.
- Increase Your Mental Resilience
Boost your resilience and stay mentally tough.
Resilience is your ability to bounce back from disappointments, failures, and other negative experiences in life.
A resilient person uses positive thoughts and affirmations to retrieve a positive emotional state.
One great way to improve your mental resilience is mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness exercise can help you ease stress-related symptoms, improve your mood and increase optimism.
In addition, mindfulness can boost your confidence and improve your motivation.
- Enforce Positive Affirmations
Re-invention starts in your subconscious mind.
So, start thinking positively about yourself and change the negative self-talk.
Constantly affirm yourself and you will attract positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.
Affirmations are positive statements about yourself based on a positive self-perception.
Research shows that people tend to behave according to their self-image.
Therefore, if you constantly repeat what you appreciate about yourself, this will convince your subconscious mind to accept these positive statements as the only truth and act according to them.
Positive affirmations will increase your confidence and self-love.
- Visualize a New You
When you change the self-talk, you will begin to feel like a new you.
Use the power of visualization and vision boards to motivate yourself – surround yourself with images and quotes that remind you of your goals.
According to the law of attraction, your positive thoughts will attract opportunities and positive outcomes.
Practicing visualization, you are training your subconscious mind to attract desired results, skills, and events.
Moreover, visualization, or mental rehearsal, can enhance your confidence and self-esteem.
It can also enable you to focus on emotions the mental imagery arouses in you.
- Surround Yourself with Positive People
Invest in positive relationships and nurture them.
Surround yourself with positive people – it is important to have a support network to encourage you when challenges get too overwhelming.
Re-inventing yourself will be much easier if your family and friends are familiar with your decisions and if they support you on your way of becoming the new you.
- Be Realistic
If you, for example, set too many goals or make your New Year’s resolutions unrealistic, you may find yourself overwhelmed and discouraged.
The failure to keep your resolutions can dispirit you and it may negatively affect your self-esteem, weaken your resilience, and increase anxiety.
So, set your goals realistically and don’t be too harsh on yourself.
Remember if you have BIG goals, (which is awesome) then start by taking baby steps to move your forward into your dream life.
It starts with one step at a time and give your brain a bit of time to slowly stretch beyond its normal comfort zone to make your new vision happen.
- Plan Small Steps
Focus on one change at a time.
Directing your energy at one thing at a time will help you re-invent and meet your goals faster.
For example, if your goal is to change some unhealthy and unproductive behaviors, stop diffusing your energy in different directions and change one behavior at a time.
One behavior at a time……………….. let that sink in………………J
This way you won’t feel overwhelmed and your confidence will grow.
Each day is a new opportunity to think big and start re-inventing yourself.
Whether it is a New Year resolution, a life-changing event, or a crushing disappointment that inspired you to start fresh and become the new you, make sure to celebrate every step of your transformation along the way.
Acknowledge your boldness at re-inventing yourself and planning your future.
Remember that, no matter how small it may seem, every step towards the new you counts.
And once you reach your goals, you will experience a sense of great empowerment and confidence.
Enjoy the change and be proud of yourself.
So, what first step will you take today towards the new you?
Here is to your health, wealth and happiness!