Posted by on February 28, 2014

It’s no secret that you’ve changed since your birth.

You’ve grown, adapted to the world you live in, and learned about yourself along the way. However, sometimes bumps in the road appear, causing a stunt to your personal growth and evolution.

Whether you’re overcoming the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, or you’re simply hungry for more purpose in your life, every moment is an opportunity to assess your choices, reinvent yourself, and lead a life that inspires you.

If you’re ready to shake things up and start leading your ideal life, here are a few tips to get you started on your reinvention journey:

Step 1: Be patient.

Reinvention doesn’t happen overnight or even over a week. While some studies report that it only takes three weeks of consistency for new habits to take root, everyone is unique and this may not hold true for you.

If you’ve been in the habit of doing something for over 10 years, changing that habit will take time. And although this process does not come without its challenges and setbacks, if you remain patient and take it one step at a time, you will eventually achieve the ideal life you’re searching for.

Step 2: Change your thoughts.

Have you ever heard the phrase “You’re your own worst critic?”

Well, it’s true. We tend to heavily scrutinize our own mistakes, no matter how big or small they really are. But being self-aware and censoring unfounded and damaging thoughts can help eradicate them and improve your quality of life. Reinvention is all about change, and sometimes making a change in your life can be as simple as changing your thoughts.

Step 3: Get in touch with your true values.

What do you truly value in life? If you’re unsure, make a list of the top 10 things you value above all others and think about how those values currently fit into your life. For example, let’s say you value family above all else. Does your lifestyle reflect that, or do you miss out on quality time with your loved ones because you’re always working?

Try looking for new ways to incorporate your true values into your life, because once your life and your values are in alignment, you’ll be more fulfilled and the changes you’re making become much easier to achieve and maintain.

 

In addition to the three tips we talked about today, reinvention also involves having courage — courage to be an active participant in your life and to make the difficult changes that will lead to a happier, more purposeful, and more enlightened you.

Sometimes courage means having the strength to admit that you need assistance, and enlisting the help of a life coach to support you through this process can be just the thing you need to reinvent yourself and lead the life you deserve.

If you’d like expert help navigating your reinvention process to create your ideal life, please reach out to me at christy@permissiontopause.com to get started.

 

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