Updated: Apr 13, 2021
Feeling like you are stuck can sometimes be the red flag indicating you need a change. You might already be thinking, “I don’t want to change, because things are okay.” But are they?
The term ‘re-inventing yourself’ became popular a while ago and many believe it means doing a complete overhaul on your life. I don’t think it needs to be.
"Reinventing yourself" is your chance to look at your life and make decisions about what you like, what has worked, failures you have made, people you have met, and things you are proud of, synthesizing them down, developing a new direction for your life.
Time to assess where to start your reinvention process with this checklist:
#1 -- What Are Your Strengths?
Listing out your strenghts will give you possibilities and direction. If you have difficulty coming up with a list, recruit your friends, colleagues or family members to help you. There are also tons of “Strengths Finders” online to help as well.
#2 -- Make a Plan
Yes, plan. If you are making changes, it is important to set yourself up for success not failure. Take stock in your emotional and psychological well-being, your social support and your financial position to make sure your plans are realistic and practical.
Create a vision board, work on setting goals (hint: I have a great goal setting masterclass on my website -- www.lifewithlessstress.teachable.com/courses), or talk with a mentor or life coach for practical advice.
#3 -- Try Out Stuff
We learn mostly by doing. So, try things out from your bucket list or make a list of things you want to try. No matter if it is with a career or your hobbies, experiment to find the things you like.
We do not know everything that is out there, so how will you know until you try?