There are times when we have to start over in some area in life. And whether it is a large happening or small one, what is our usual first response? Fear!
I stopped blogging to cut screen time during the healing of a concussion. When I wanted to start again, I realized I lost several years of earlier blog posts as a result of creating a new website. Then I let fear stop me, over simply needing to learn a new blogging platform. Really, I had just learned to build a website, so why did I let fear stop me? I soon realized I needed a new perspective on starting over – and perhaps you do too.
Now I am ready to blog.
Blogging is a pretty small thing compared to many new starts we face – taking on a different job, being on your own again after a divorce or death of your partner, beginning a new relationship, going back to school, regaining your health or moving to a different place.
But starting over can have a positive effect on our lives, and not a fear-based response. Have you ever played one of those board games where you land on a section that says to go back to Start? You then slide backwards to the beginning of the game. All that progress you made suddenly disappears.
Thankfully, going back to Start in life is not time wasted as it is with a board game. It is like climbing stairs. Each step is a step up higher.
So, if you are starting over in an area of your life this year – whether it is something big like a move or something more personal like a new exercise routine, don’t look back and feel discouraged. And don’t allow fear to immobilize you.
Think of starting over as beginning the next adventure in your life - and take it one step at a time.