Is It Possible to Start Over?
Is it possible to hit the stop button, delete, and start fresh?
I've recently gone through a lot of changes in my life and have found that my emotions have become a complete mess. I'm usually pretty level headed and logical, but sometimes I seem to lose control.
Have you ever found that things start spiralling out of control and you don't know how not to get pulled right into that spiral? Today I wanted to discuss the possibility of starting over. If you feel like you don't recognize yourself, your reactions, or emotions, there are ways to deal with it. Sometimes we just need a little help, I know that I do.
How To Start Over
1. Reflect Alone
What I find to be most important is to spend time with yourself, alone. Sit down and really think about what is going on in your head. Write things down if it helps. Sort through what has you upset, or off.
2. Talk to Someone
During difficult times, I think it is pretty normal to avoid telling people. Putting on a facade of happiness is a lot easier than letting someone in. I know that I tend to keep to myself, but I have been making an effort to talk to someone I trust when I'm feeling off. Now, what's important is that you don't go to that person hoping that they will say what you want to hear. Being open to an honest opinion is vital.
3. Be OK with Change
For me, I know that the driving factor to my stress and emotional instability was largely in part due to change. I've always been a very independent person, so realizing that life isn't going to always be the way I want, or imagined, can be hard to deal with. What I've learned is that I need to accept the changes. Change is not a bad thing at all. Being pushed out of your comfort zone can result in some incredible things.
4. Learn to Forgive and Truly Forget
This is one of the biggest lessons that I have learned in order to start over fresh. You have to learn to forgive the mistakes that people have made. You also need to learn to forgive yourself for mistakes that you may have made. But forgiving is not the only thing that needs to be done in order to move on and start again. You have to be ready to forget and move past whatever it is that you have been holding onto.
I've managed to reflect on my life and the changes that I am going through. I've also learned to focus on the positive and end goals. These 4 things have helped me so much, I cannot truly express it. If you are going through a tough time, I really hope that you take these things into consideration. :)