When you have to start over as an adult, it can be a difficult process. It’s uncomfortable and scary, and there are so many ways to get stuck along the way. But change is inevitable if you want to have a different life in the future than what your current situation offers. Start by accepting that change is necessary for you and then commit yourself wholeheartedly to making those changes happen.
Step 1: Acceptance
It’s time to accept the reality of your situation.
Start by acknowledging what you’ve been through and work through the stages of grief that come with it. The best way to heal is by accepting yourself and allowing yourself to reach out for help, rather than staying stuck in your sorrows.
Step 2: Believe in yourself.
Believe that your dream is possible and that you can achieve it. Believe in yourself when you are tired, thirsty, and hungry and need to stop for a break. Believe in yourself when money is tight or no one believes in what you are doing. Believe that everything will be ok even if it doesn’t look like it right now.
You have the power within yourself to accomplish anything that you set out to do!
Step 3: Create a new version of yourself.
You can be the person you have always wanted to be. You can be the person you are meant to be. You can create a new version of yourself and allow your true self-expression to shine out!
Step 4: Be prepared.
The fourth step to starting over is being prepared.
- Be prepared for the worst. Most of us have a tendency to only be prepared for the best, but it’s important to be ready for anything that may come your way—even if it’s something you don’t want to encounter. This will give you confidence and peace of mind when you need it most.
- Be prepared for whatever happens next in life by keeping an open mind and doing your best work at all times!
Step 5: Connect with others that are going through the same experience as you.
You must connect with others that are going through the same experience as you. This is most easily achieved by finding a support group, but it can also be done by talking to people who have been through what you are going through, or even people who are going through what you want to go through. In fact, talking with people who have already followed the path of change may be the most helpful thing in your journey because they will understand exactly what it’s like for someone new at this stage—they’ve already been there and come back!
Step 6: Reach out to others, and talk about your experience.
- Talk to a professional if you need additional support.
If you haven’t done it already, reach out to someone who has been through something similar—a friend or family member who can help make sense of what’s happened and give you support along the way. If you’re feeling isolated and alone in your experience, don’t be afraid to reach out for help from a counselor or therapist.
Talking about it will not only help you feel better but also allow those around you (including those with whom we share more than just our close relationships) the opportunity to understand how they can best be there for us when we need them most.
Step 7: Take baby steps.
The goal of this step is not to overwhelm you. I don’t want to scare you away from making any progress at all.
Instead, it’s a reminder that small steps are better than no steps at all. And even if your ultimate goal is to become an Olympian runner, it doesn’t mean that today you have to run for hours without stopping (unless you’re training for something like that).
When attempting something new and scary, it can feel like every day will be filled with challenges and failures—and sometimes they will be! But learning how to deal with those challenges and failures is part of the process of growing and becoming stronger as an individual—and that’s okay!
If this feels overwhelming or if things start feeling too hard, don’t hesitate to take a break from trying new things until later when the time is right. You’ll know because your heart will tell you: “Yes! This is exactly what I need right now!”
Step 8: Stay open to signs, opportunities, and miracles.
- Be open to new possibilities.
- Be open to change.
- Be open to new opportunities.
- Be open to new people who cross your path with their own wisdom, experience and insight that can help you along the way on this journey of starting over again.
Step 9: See the lessons and be grateful for what happened to you.
When we experience a difficult situation, it’s easy to get caught up in emotions.
But if we stay present and look at our life as a whole, we can often find some good that comes out of our challenges—a lesson or two that will make us better people in the future. When you see your situation as a learning experience, it becomes easier to let go of the negative feelings associated with it (anger, resentment etc.), which helps free up space for positivity and gratitude!
I think one of my biggest lessons was learning how much I needed other people’s help at times.
I used to pride myself on “doing everything myself” but now realize how much time could be saved by simply asking others for help when needed instead of trying everything yourself first (even if there are only small tasks).
It’s also helped me become more open-minded because now I don’t assume everyone else thinks like me either!
Step 10: Take a leap of faith. You can do it!
The final step to starting over is the most important: take a leap of faith. Don’t be scared or worried about what will happen if you make this change, because this is your life and only YOU know what’s best for YOU. You have taken so many steps already that have gotten you here, so don’t let fear hold you back from taking one more! If you choose to try something new, I promise that it will be worth it in the end because YOU ARE WORTH IT! Remember how awesome and strong you are? Don’t forget that no matter where life takes us, we can always make our way back home again as long as we keep faith alive within ourselves.
If you accept that you have to change, you can make it through
As you face your past, you may feel a need to accept that it happened. This can be hard and can take time. But accepting your situation is necessary in order to move on successfully.
Accepting that change is necessary will help you gain gratitude for the person you are now and forgiveness for the person you were then. You may even find yourself feeling happy about how far you’ve come as well as hopeful about where this journey might take you.
You are not alone. There are millions of people who have gone through what you’re going through, and many more who will go through it in the future. You can change your life for the better if you make the choice to believe in yourself and accept that life is full of opportunities, even when things seem bad at first