New beginnings can be tough and stressful, especially if you start over in a new location or a new profession. Although there isn’t any way to make these changes easier, below are some tips to helping you conquer and embrace your new beginning.
Granted, some people enjoy changes and new beginnings. But for the rest of us we like our routines and we don’t openly embrace BIG new changes. Maybe we should, but it’s still hard. 😱
What can we do to make the big transitions into new beginnings easier?
Break It Down
Just like breaking a large goal down into smaller ones can help it feel more easily accomplished, so too can breaking down a big change to make it more manageable. If you are moving, see if you can break your move into three days. Or maybe you spend the day before setting up the utilities at the new place, and that way, when you are tired from moving your stuff the next day, everything is already ready to go.
Take it from someone who has moved a lot, you definitely want your water and electric turned on before you get there. Now, in most apartment complexes, the utilities are already on and will need to be transferred into your name, but if you’re moving to a house—definitely call ahead and get those utilities on.
Find A Support System
Whether it’s a new job or a new city, make sure you have a support system in place. Even if they aren’t nearby, just having someone you can call with weekly updates can do wonders for managing your stress level.
You can also build a new support system wherever you are going. If you are new to a job, they will often have a designated new hire person you can go to with questions. Maybe see if you can exchange numbers and grab a coffee. You never know who could end up being a great new friend!
Church is also a great place to meet new people and find a good support group.
Have A Role Model
It can be important to have a role model for especially drastic changes, maybe someone who has made a similar move and thrived from it. This doesn’t have to be someone famous; it could even just be a family member. But whenever you find yourself stressed about your big change, remind yourself how your model handled it.
Journal Through It
Of course I would put journaling in the list. It’s my thing, right? If you haven’t started journaling, be sure to fill in the form at the end of this post and grab my Kickstart Guide. There is nothing you can’t journal about, so what are you waiting for? Get started today. 😉
Most of all, don’t forget to have fun! This is a new beginning, and no matter what has changed in your life, there are likely to be a few growing pains. So, embrace all the new fun things, and learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. It’s all part of the process! And if you tell yourself you will enjoy your change, chances are you will.
A new beginning can be a drastic change for anyone, but there are several things you can do to embrace and make the most of it. Just remember to break the change down, reference your support system or role model, and have fun! Before you know it, the new beginning will be your amazing new normal.
All the best,