Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: New Year, New Start

Monday, 21 December 2015

New Year, New Start


As the year draws to a close it’s easy to be absorbed in the fun of the holidays. Getting presents sorted and arranging your Christmas decorations is the perfect winter distraction and they don’t call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing. However, focussing on the holidays can mean you don’t think about the year ahead. Giving some thought to the year ahead means that you’ll be prepared and ready to make sure you accomplish everything you want when January rolls around. But what should you do? You don’t want this to be another year of failed resolutions. Here are a few of the best ways to have a new start this New Year!

New Hobby
Starting a new hobby is a great way to get a new start in the coming year. By trying something different you could expand your horizons and make some brilliant new friends. There are so many different hobbies you could try that maybe you have fancied doing for a long time, or maybe you hadn’t even heard of before. Look out for sports clubs or groups at your local community centre, or even try and find groups online via social media platforms. Doing something like pilates, transcendental meditation, netball, or even dungeons and dragons could be a great way to fill your time and rejuvenate your life.

New Job
Having some time off can really open your eyes to how you feel about work. There are a lot of people out there who do not love what they do and finding a career that makes you happy every single day is more rewarding than most things in life. Getting out of bed and not feeling that sinking feeling about going to work is something everyone should strive for. It’s never too late to look for a new job even if it’s a complete career change. Maybe you have even got a brilliant idea for a new business. It does no harm to take a look and see what is out there, and maybe you’ll be inspired to embark on your dream career.

New Home
If life feels like it’s moving too slow and you have lost the vigour you used to have then moving home could be the perfect way to have a new start. Staying in the same place for too long can get stagnant. This certainly doesn’t mean that you have to move miles away to find a place where you can refresh and relax, but you wouldn’t wear the same clothes for a lifetime so why limit yourself to living in just one place. Taking the chance to change location in the New Year can give your life some new projects and a different focus. Moving home can seem like a daunting prospect but with incredible companies like UK Home Buyers you can get a cash offer on your home in a matter of days without any of the legal fees and hassles that you might associate with property. A fast house sale on your home means you can find your dream house and buy it straight away.

New Adventure
Having a quick house sale can have other advantages as well because it can liberate you from the restrictions you might have. Dropping everything might sound scary but you should definitely consider whether this coming year may be the perfect time for a new adventure. Leaving everything that stresses you to go explore the world, travel, and find out more about yourself could be the best thing you have ever done. People consistently describe the liberation they feel when they set themselves free from the routine of everyday life, and doing something adventurous like buying a boat and travelling the seas or buying a campervan and driving across a continent could make your life feel complete.

So what do you think? Will you be doing something new this new year? Don’t feel trapped in your circumstances, it’s never too late to do what you want. You can start small and work up each year, but there is no time like the present, so maybe think about what your life is missing and then go get it! Whether you start an exercise class in January or move to New Zealand, each New Year brings a new start, and a chance for a new you.


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