Starting anew is all about you – not seasonal, but personal – part 2

Starting anew is all about you – not seasonal, but personal – part 2

I seldom write on any subject in 2 parts, but the issue of ‘starting anew’ and transformation is such a big one and so important at this critical time following the pandemic, that it seemed appropriate to do so.

Many of us have had to reassess our lives and our futures, some of us in massive ways. The change of a job, or having to sell a home, or emotional issues that have arisen from being in close confines with each other, are all possible casualties of what we have just experienced.

It is vitally important for our mental and emotional well-being that we approach this ‘starting anew’ in the right way. As the title says – it may be spring, but starting anew is all about you – not seasonal, but personal.

As I mentioned in the first part of the article I learned some interesting things from the observations of Dr Barton Goldsmith PhD on this subject. I mentioned a couple of them to you and here are a couple more you may find useful …

Starting over is not always by choice

These trying times have meant that many of us have had to start over as opposed to choosing to start over. Avoid becoming angry about this, accepting life does sometimes take turns you don’t expect – and don’t feel bad if you need to get help. Just remember you can always help those who are helping you now somewhere down the line.

Starting over presents new opportunities

Sometimes when you are forced to try something new it can be a good thing. It requires acquiring new skills – and this can never be bad. Change is inevitable. Whether it is happening now or at some other time it will happen – so embrace it – at your own pace and in your own way, but don’t try to just ignore it.

Transforming at one’s own pace

As far as my own observations are concerned, as I said in part 1:  “We had to radically change our way of thinking and our behaviour to align with COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown. Just as that transformation had to be at one’s own pace, we should, at our own pace and within our emotional capabilities, begin to start again.”

This is really the essence of the message. Transformation should never be measured by anyone else’s pace and there is no ‘norm’ when it comes to stating anew. For us to go from just surviving to thriving after such an event we need to understand what we have learned from this time. If you are not sure, that is exactly what I may be able to assist you with, as it often takes an objective viewpoint to reveal such things.

Get on the bus

Having ascertained that, we do need to keep moving forward, but we must remember it is like getting on a bus, the final destination of which we don’t know. It doesn’t really matter, as long as we go only as far as we want to – and get off where we want to go!

Within my business Self and More, through combining body, mind and soul techniques and practices I can assist you to become aware of your innermost feelings, strength and weaknesses to become transformed as a highly effective individual with a meaningful life and a true purpose.

Talk to me and let’s see if we can take this journey together. In the meantime keep being the unique and special person that you are – and keep safe!

Starting anew is all about you – not seasonal, but personal – part 1

Starting anew is all about you – not seasonal, but personal – part 1

As we emerge from our COVID-19 cocoons we are constantly reminded of the importance of starting over – starting fresh – starting anew! Especially as we move into spring, we are told it is a time of renewal and new beginnings – now is the time to sow the seeds for the harvest we hope to reap in the summer. 

Well, certainly there are seasons in nature and a circle of life. From sowing sperm to childbirth and ultimately to reaching a ‘ripe’ old age when, hopefully, if we have learned enough, we can offer at least some digestible wisdom to those who will restart the cycle.

Starting anew, however, I would contend, is not seasonal. If anything it is potentially emotionally hazardous to fall into the trap of being told that because we have reached the end of a cycle of events it is time for personal change.

Starting again after the pandemic will be a very different experience for each of us and should be treated as such.

Some ‘starting over’ advice 

Each individual has to sow and reap within their comfort zone and at their own pace. I read some interesting material in an excellent article by Dr Barton Goldsmith PhD about starting over. Although nothing is quoted verbatim, some reference is made to this as I echo a few of the observations aligned with the gist of this article.

Progress is not dissimilar to climbing a flight of stairs 

Every individual has their own way. Some may be in shape to leap up two steps at a time, some may fear heights and take it one step at a time, occasionally even going back a step until they have, within their comfort zone, reached the top.

Regression can spawn new beginnings

You may have suffered some bad losses in the pandemic – loss of a job, a business or even a home. Remember though that life does go on and sometimes change can be the start of something spectacular! You do need to get re-started but do what feels right to you.

Set your own ‘new norm.’

Emerging from the feelings and physical changes that the pandemic has engendered within us is something deeply personal and one should not be coerced into going along with what we are being told is the ‘new norm.’

We had to radically change our way of thinking and our behaviour to align with COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown. Just as that transformation had to be at one’s own pace, so should we, at our own pace and within our emotional capabilities, begin to start again.

Let me help

It is essential that we can express what we have learned and experienced in the past few months and that is where I believe I can assist. Through my business Self and More I offer personal coaching and several body, mind and soul disciplines that assist individuals to align with their real purpose in life.

This comes through an understanding of what you want, your strengths and weaknesses and transformation from within – at your own pace! Watch this space for part 2 on this subject – and in the interim talk to me and let me help you to sow in your season and reap when you’re ready to. Be safe – and always in the self!