Whether you welcome a fresh beginning or dread it, I want to help you move forward with confidence. Changes happen for a variety of reasons–sometimes we want a change and sometimes we need it. Other beginnings happen because life is hard and time marches on.
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When You Want A New Beginning
There’s nothing like the feeling of starting something new when it’s a change you choose to pursue. You’re confident about a new direction, but nervous energy is very real. I can help you channel that nervousness into genuine excitement.
Of the four types of new beginnings, this one is my favourite. I admit, I love change. I honestly don’t know why…maybe it’s the thought of a challenge and conquering new things for the achiever in me? I realize however, not everyone is as enthusiastic about change as I am, but there are definitely times when people look forward to fresh beginnings that are exciting or compelling.
Why You Might Want A Fresh Start
New beginnings are welcomed for a variety of reasons, like trying something new, taking on a new challenge or finally stepping outside of our comfort zone. I love the energy that comes with a fresh start.
- getting a new job
- moving to another city or state
- buying or building a home
- starting a business
- pursuing a new hobby
- traveling internationally
- getting married
- having or adopting or fostering children (My adoption story is a great one, but I realise I was very very lucky)
- learning a new language
- changing careers
- following a dream
When we start something new, we do it because we want it, it can lead to some pretty amazing adventures. Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now. Remember, we only get one shot.
When You Need A New Beginning
Sometimes you start something new because you know you need a change. Self-awareness can make this pretty obvious, but it takes work to really be in tune with ourselves and our circumstances. A new beginning can motivate you to make a productive change.
Being intentional about reflection is one of the best ways to assess our lives and make adjustments in a positive direction. If we’re unhappy about an area of our life, then we should figure out a way to change it. And if we can’t change it, we can commit to a new attitude about it.
I’ll be honest here. I don’t have a whole lot of patience with modern day attitudes when they’re unhappy about something that’s in their power to change. I struggle in conversations with teenagers or other adults who feel like life happens to them and there’s nothing they can do about it.
We always have a choice about how we respond and whether we stay where we are or move forward toward something better, even if it’s hard to get started.
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.It all Starts With You
Why You Might Need A New Start
You might know you need a fresh beginning, but it’s still hard to take the first step toward something unfamiliar. If you know the outcome will be worth the effort, you can do the hard work it takes to get there.
- exercising more often
- ending toxic friendships or relationships
- taking care of your mental health
- choosing gratitude (I wrote about how I choose gratitude even when it’s the last thing I feel like doing.)
- establishing healthy boundaries with family and friends
- making rest and sleep a priority
- eating healthier food
- losing weight
- fighting addiction
- finding community (Life is busy, but here’s how and why you need to make time for friends.)
- facing our fears
- going back to work after staying home with kids
- changing jobs or careers
- When my marriage hit its lowest point.
Sometimes you need an extra push to make a change you know you need to make. New beginnings can give you the encouragement and confidence you need.
A New Beginning Because Life Is Hard
At some point, crisis will touch us all. The aftermath of a crisis demands something different because you can’t go back to the way things were. New beginning will help you put one foot in front of the other to keep moving forward. These new beginnings are the hardest. Sometimes we just don’t see them coming or they’re forced upon us. We can’t avoid them and we certainly didn’t choose them:
Why Life Can Be Hard Sometimes
These are the most difficult new beginnings and the ones we resist the most. A painful ending often transitions into a new beginning that feels forced upon us.
- losing a job
- the death of a loved one
- a divorce or breakup
- losing a close friend after an argument or misunderstanding
- saying goodbye to friends or family because of a move
- financial difficulty
- physical or emotional struggles after an accident
- losing someone to suicide
- dealing with the heartbreak of a miscarriage
- struggling with infertility
- parenting a child with a disability
- dealing with a frightening diagnosis like cancer or dementia
New beginnings will remind you that there’s more life to live on the other side of crisis, and you can make it there.
Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.Believe in Yourself.
A New Beginning Because Time Marches On
Sometimes we start something new simply because we can’t stop time. Seasons of life come and go, regardless of how ready we are. When we find ourselves in those moments, new beginning quotes can remind us to enjoy each step of our life’s journey.
As I get older, I’m much more aware of the passing of time. If I’m not paying close attention, I end up in a different season of life and struggle to adjust because I don’t even know it’s happening. These fresh beginnings sometimes creep up on us, even though we know they’re coming eventually.
How Time Marches On
Life moves so much faster than we realize. We welcome a new year every 365 days, but it can still surprise us. Sometimes we welcome the passing of time and other times we resist it.
I feel like I’m in the middle of some significant life changes right now that I wasn’t quite ready for, perhaps the last few years, I’ve had a lot of pretty major things happen and although it’s pretty normal for people in their 50s,
At 54 I decided to leave a job I had been in for 26 years. I had no financial backing, no support from my wife but I had one thing, which I had in abundance. Belief in myself. I knew I wanted to help others and hypnotherapy had got me through a vary bleak period in my life due to a lot of serious illness. And I wanted to do the same for people who were struggling.
5 years down the line, I’m still in business, I’m building a good reputation and I’m helping people get back on track to enjoy their lives. Thanks to Zoom I now work all over the world. And since the pandemic hit I have found a new outlet in TikTok which allows me to get messages of support and encouragement to a much wider audience If you want to follow me you can by clicking here. Each month I offer words of comfort, support and encouragement on different subjects and this month it is New beginnings.
If you are ready to start again (but this time with experience) or just ready to take a new path Contact me. I would love to support you on your next chapter.
Until next month
Stay safe, stay healthy.
Jon Adkin BAHyp Clinical Hypnotherapist and IEMT Practitioner.
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