What happens when life seems to be going great and good is happening around you, but you start to feel like something is missing? Well, the answer may be that you're feeling stuck. Stuck in patterns or habits where it feels hard to make a shift to change your life. Well, to be real, I've definitely been there, desperately seeking the 2.0 version of myself, ready for the next level.
But how do you get there? How do you make a change? How do you reinvent yourself when you're feeling stuck?
Well, speaking from personal experience, I'd like to share with you some life tips on unburying yourself from the rut you might have found yourself in and welcoming successful changes for a better and more fulfilling life.
1. Take a step back
Anyone can reinvent themselves at any point in life. There's absolutely no age limit on choosing to see different for yourself and the life you want to live. You may have all the right tools, access, resources, and even know-how, but it may seem like you are going around in circles with no end in sight. So when we experience those moments of feeling stuck in life, it could be a sign that we may need a little change. And the first step in reinventing yourself is to take a step back and really get to the bottom of your strengths. And, more specifically, the strengths that bring you joy.
Enlist those around you for their help. Ask your close friends and family about how they would describe you and what they feel you're good at. When you take a step back to look at your strengths, especially through the eyes of others, you may uncover and realize things about yourself that you never knew. This is a great way to get the juices flowing, boost self-esteem, and spark new opportunities.
2. Set a health goal
There's just something about achieving a health-related goal that can make you feel like you can achieve anything! Having the strength, persistence, and discipline to put your mind to something and achieve it is one of the best feelings in the world. Whether it's a change in your diet or a new fitness routine, you are providing yourself with the clear head and mental strength to master a task.
Now, this is beneficial when it comes to reinventing yourself because you are able to see life through a brand new lens, where you are at an optimal state of mental and physical know-how. Whether it's shedding 10 pounds or putting on 10 pounds of lean muscle, you are taking action to show the universe that you possess the vibrational energy to attract an achievable goal and a new you.
Research shows that it can take around 66 days to form a habit. So give yourself a couple of months to completely dedicate your lifestyle to something completely new, because at the end of the day, it will only end up benefiting you in the long run.
3. Get Creative
Creativity is one of the most rejuvenating ways to reinvent yourself. And even if you don't consider yourself to be a creative person, you can still use different forms of creative expression to shift your life for the better. Think about the different things you enjoy. Maybe it's going to galleries, attending music concerts, or attending the theater. And then carve out time in your day to try those creative activities for yourself. So sing! Dance! Take an art class! When you allow yourself to try something new and creative, you are co-creating with the Universe and saying that you are completely comfortable letting your guard down and opening yourself up to limitless potential.
As uncomfortable as it may feel, the act alone of trying something new is a great way to shake up your world just enough to see and do things a little differently. And often, it's using that little ounce of change to shift your energy to that of something life-changing.
4. Take a trip to somewhere new
Have you ever gotten lost in a place you've never been before? Well, it probably wasn't on purpose, right? Changing your scenery to explore a new place is an excellent way to activate your senses for self-reinvention. When you find yourself in new territory, you have to really use a new part of your brain to navigate your way.
When you're feeling stuck in a routine or habit that feels monotonous, you aren't able to activate and reinvigorate your neural pathways. So not only when you try something new, but when you go somewhere new, this becomes a sensory overload for your existing mode of operation, activating excitement, thrill, and the need to do things a little differently. With something as simple as visiting a new art gallery or going on a road trip, you’ll find there are many new places you can visit that are right in your backyard.
5. Learn something new
Okay, so let's think back to when we were young and in school, and all of the different subjects we learned about as children — everything from our ABC's to multiplication to the history of the world as we know it. When we were younger, we were constantly in a state of learning and absorbing knowledge. We establish the neural pathways that are responsible for our ability to learn new things. But who says it has to stop when school is over?
When you take the time to educate yourself and learn something new no matter what age, you are granting yourself the power to reinvent yourself at any moment. So instead of stalling the learning process, you are igniting it with endless information that has the power to unlock and reveal new interests, new goals, and new opportunities.
So whether that's learning a new language or taking piano lessons or researching quantum physics, dedicating time and focus on learning a brand new subject can work miracles on your outlook on life. There are endless things in this world we can learn. So that means there are endless possibilities for all of us. All you have to do is take the time and, most importantly, take the inspired action to un-turn the stones in your life that have remained stagnant.
You see, all it takes is one thought or one skill or one piece of information to harness your reinvention power. You always have it in you. You just have to unlock it. And once you do, you will see that the possibilities are truly endless, and you can reinvent yourself to start living and creating exactly the kind of life you desire. So while you're here, I'd like to unlock a very special tool for you that's going to help clear life's most stubborn blocks. The guided meditation in my Free Flow Energy Clearing System can be used to clear your energetic 'blueprint' of all blocks and negative charges. Get ready to experience the breakthrough that you've been waiting for because it just might be the last step you need in reinventing yourself to become the YOU you have always imagined.
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.