12 habits to adopt if you’re embarking on a new life journey

Decided to embark on a new life journey? 

Well, on top of whatever you have packed in your suitcase, I have a round up of some crucial habits you’ll need for the journey!

Whatever your reasoning for starting out afresh or starting something anew, these journeys can often be extremely exciting.

But also incredibly intimidating and overwhelming without the right preparation…

And I wouldn’t want you to set out prepared!

So, let’s dive into the 12 habits you should start packing if you’re ready to do some soul-searching and want to get started on a whole new pathway in life:

1) Embracing change

As scary as change might seem, it is the catalyst for the best things life can bring you.

When starting a new phase in life, it’s natural to feel some apprehension. 

However, change is a constant part of our lives. We grow physically from babies to teens to adults, whilst our personalities also grow and evolve alongside our bodies.

Change happens whether you wish it or not, so rather than resisting it, embrace it. 

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable and take risks, say yes to new ventures (as long as they’re safe!) and see where life takes you.

2) Setting clear goals

Think of clear goals as your life’s road map. As you embark on this journey, define both long-term and short-term objectives. 

Breaking these goals into smaller, manageable steps allows you to track your progress and stay focused. Remember, every significant achievement begins with a single step.

3) Prioritizing rest & recovery

You might currently be full to the brim with adrenaline and ready to tackle your decision to make a big life change head on…

But in a world that often glorifies constant activity, don’t underestimate the value of rest. 

You’ll need in that journey of yours: trust me!

So make sure to get adequate sleep and downtime in between all your fun and enthusiasm.

Rest revitalizes your mind and body, enhancing your ability to concentrate, be creative, and work efficiently. 

The power of a good night’s sleep and relaxation time cannot be underestimated!

4) Keeping a (realistically) positive mindset

Maintaining a positive attitude is a practical approach to facing challenges. 

Difficulties are part of the journey, but with a positive mindset, you see them as opportunities for personal growth rather than insurmountable obstacles. 

And that doesn’t mean trying to smile even if you’re crumbling inside, or trying to ignore negative emotions.

But don’t be too disheartened when life takes you via a different turn versus the one you expected.

You might be surprised to find what happens if you look for the goodness in everything.

5) Establishing a routine

You might think the need for routine and schedule is odd if you’re trying to shake things up, but it can actually be incredibly valuable.

This doesn’t have to be rigid and militant, but including certain important activities like regular exercise, healthy eating, and mindfulness practices – even if your mental focus is on the self-discovery journey will give you a great base to work with. 

Aim for new heights; but keep a degree of attention on looking after your mind and body.

This way, you’ll set yourself up for discovering new things and achieving new goals, all whilst feeling replenished and emboldened. 

6) Staying in touch with loved ones

Look at you, off you go on your big, worldwide life journey!

One thing to remember, though…

Don’t forget about the people at home!

Regardless of the distance or how your hectic schedules might be, communication and nurturing these relationships provides an invaluable support base. 

And wherever you may be, physically or mentally, those relationships that you nurture will be there to support you.

So don’t forget to keep all your loved ones in mind, even in periods when you’re focusing on self-discovery. 

Drop them a text or a call, reach out, and remember to give them the same support and love in return. 

7) Practicing kindness & compassion

Kindness; so easy to practice, so natural to some, and such an important focus if you’re ready to take yourself to the next level.

Even the smallest acts of kindness contribute to a more compassionate world.

Because no, you won’t be able to achieve world peace on your own tomorrow. 

But you can brighten up a toddler’s day by pulling silly faces at them on the bus, help out someone in need who hasn’t eaten in days by buying them a sandwich, or donate what you would’ve spent on today’s latte to a veritable charity.

And extend this kindness not just to others, but also to yourself. 

Life has its ups and downs, and sometimes, a small act of kindness can keep you moving forward. 

So make kindness a habit; giving it freely without expecting anything in return. 

The world has a funny way of noticing selfless and kind energy, so you’ll be surprised to see what you’re treated with in return.

8) Learning to say no 

Such a small world, yet such a big impact.

Understanding the importance of saying no is vital. 

When embarking on this new journey, it’s crucial to acknowledge that we can’t do everything – which might seem nonsensical coupled with the focus on being kinder, above.

Yet over-committing and spreading ourselves thin can lead to burnout and hinder our progress. 

Saying no (in moderation, not out of spite, and not as a barrier to opportunities to practice kindness) isn’t a sign of selfishness or unkindness, but a declaration of prioritizing your own well-being.

Because you also can’t do much to explore your own path nor help others if you’re constantly burnt out from giving too much.

Hence why setting boundaries and protecting your time and energy is an act of self-respect and strength. 

9) Seeking out mentorship & help along the way

Asking for help can be a daunting act, especially if you feel like you have things to prove or struggle with hyper independence.

However, the sagest of wisdom can emerge from unexpected sources. 

Having the courage to seek out mentors who have walked similar paths can be immensely beneficial. 

I’m not talking about signing up for an expensive coaching course or dragging a friend with you, wherever you go.

Online forums, people you reach out to with similar experience, support groups.

You’ll meet people from all walks of life who can offer invaluable insights, guidance, and encouragement. 

So don’t hesitate to reach out to others for advice or support; we all require a guiding hand from time to time.

10) Nurturing your passions; old and new

Life isn’t just about survival; it’s about thriving! 

This one might seem obvious if you’re pondering how to embark on this self-discovery journey, but if you haven’t already had a think, list down some activities you’d love to try yet haven’t made time for in the past.

On top of that, start investing more time in your current hobbies and passions, too.

Energizing and entertaining activities – both new and old – can not only alleviate stress but also deepen our connection within ourselves. 

So, going back to our first point – embrace change and start getting down and dirty with all the fun experiences life has to offer.

The more you try, the more you learn, the more you grow.

11) Practicing patience 

I get it, you want to be a whole new version of you come tomorrow morning.

However, this is incredibly unrealistic.

Growth takes time, as do all great achievements and any form of self-development.

The latter is actually a life-long journey.

And the more het up you get about it taking too long, the more you prevent swifter, more natural growth.

Plus, the greatest benefits and the most fulfillment is often found in the journey, not the destination, hence why it’s vital to understand that progress may be slower than anticipated yet may well be the brightest part of your experience.. 

12) Staying open-minded

Finally, keeping an open mind is a powerful tool when beginning a new life journey. 

It enables us to embrace new ideas, perspectives, and opportunities that we might otherwise overlook. 

You might think yourself open-minded (you’ve had the openness and courage to take the first step towards a bright new future after all), but many of us still could use a little improvement in the expanse of how objectively we see the world.

An open mind provides so much room for growth and learning, making us far more adaptable, resilient, and able to fluidly navigate change when it is presented to us.

So let’s remain curious, ask questions, and explore. 

Who knows what remarkable discoveries lie ahead when we keep our minds open to the possibilities?

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