Time For a Fresh Start?


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As the New Year approaches, many people are looking to make a change – to transform their lives in some way or another, and many people are looking for a fresh start.

Now, a fresh start doesn’t mean you have to pack up all your belongings and head to the hills for a brand new life – sometimes it can be as simple as moving home, changing career, shifting your lifestyle to enable you to spend more time with your family, going on more adventures, being fitter or a whole host of other aspects.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the most prominent ways in which to have a fresh start this new year.  The idea being that if it’s broke don’t fix it, but if it does need fixing, then now is the perfect time of year to go about making the necessary changes.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common ways to help you have a fresh start.

1. MOVE HOME

If you’ve been unhappy in your home for a while, chances are this is something you have begun to accept and just “live with”, yet sometimes the power of moving home can have a profound effect on the result of your life.

The change of scenery is more drastic than merely taking a trip, but if you find yourself taking a trip and wishing you lived somewhere different – then that’s a sign that it might be time for you to move home.

There’s clearly a financial component involved with relocation and whilst moving home is ranked as one of the most stressful things you can do, if you work with a professional removal company they will take out a lot of the hassle from moving home.

The core benefit is that it really does give you that feeling of a fresh start.

2. CHANGE CAREER

Whilst changing career might be a much longer term goal, it’s good to focus on what you actually want from your career – as many people find themselves falling into dead end jobs that were meant to be a stop gap, but a decade later, they are still there.

If this sounds like you, then it’s time to put an expiry date on this job and move toward the career of your dreams.

3. FLEXIBILITY

One of the most exciting features of the current work climate is the ability to work flexible hours; in that more and more people are able to work from home or at least work more flexible hours to ensure they are able to spend time with their family and do the things they  live – meaning they are working to live, rather than living to work.

If you’re looking for a fresh start, but don’t want to give up the security of your job, the idea of working from home or with more flexible hours is something you should consider talking about with your boss – as this can be a win-win situation, in that you will be happier and therefore more productive as a result of the flexibility and freedom associated with a more remote working lifestyle.


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Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market.

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