How To Start Something New In Life: [15 Smartly Ways]

If you want to know how to start something new in life, you’ll love this article.

Perhaps you feel stuck in your life. Perhaps you are annoyed or bored. Perhaps you believe that there is more to life than meets the eye.

Now is the perfect opportunity to try something new, ignite your passion for life, and rediscover that feeling of adventure you’ve been missing. You can be on your way to trying something new by brainstorming, overcoming obstacles and taking action.

How To Start Something New In Life:

1. Make a list of all the things you’ve always wanted to accomplish.

Coming up with new ideas is the first step to starting anything new. Make a list of all the things you’ve always wanted to accomplish. When brainstorming, remember that there are no wrong solutions! Make a list of at least five things.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to high dive, bike race, or raft. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to publish a online course, make stand-up, or grow your own garden.

2. Make a list of what you would like to learn.

Another technique for coming up with fresh ideas is to make a list of things you would like to learn. Learning new skills is a fantastic way to meet new people, have fun, and feel accomplished. Make a list of at least five things you want to learn.

Maybe you want to learn a new language, like French, Spanish or Japanese. Maybe you want to learn a new sport like MMA, Muai Thai, or brazilian jiu jitsu.

3. Make a list of places you would like to visit.

Finally, you can add to your endless list of new experiences a list of places (or things) you’ve always wanted to see. Traveling to a new place (even if it’s only a short distance away) can open your eyes to new possibilities.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to climb Mount Everest.

4. Select an item from the list you created:

You don’t have to think about this too much. Just pick an item from this list that will catch your attention, make your heart beat faster, and make you feel a little frazzled. This should be your first new venture. Even if it seems big and far away, with a little preparation you can do anything.

Don’t get caught up in the decision-making process. Just pick a concept that intrigues you!

5. Conduct Research.

You will need additional information about what you want to accomplish to overcome obstacles and build an action plan.

For example, if you want to go on vacation, you will need to know transportation and lodging costs, as well as other factors (such as obtaining a passport). You can find this information online or at your local library.

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6. Identify the obstacles in your path.

If it’s something you’ve always wanted to accomplish, make a list of all the reasons why you haven’t done it yet. If it’s something you’ve just thought of, make a list of everything that’s standing in your way.

Money can be a major obstacle. Another major obstacle may be lack of time. You may feel like you don’t have enough skills to try new activities.

Another challenge could be anything. For example, you may require someone to care for your cat, or you may have a phobia of flying that would prevent you from flying (1).

7. Break each obstacle into manageable pieces.

Take some time to examine each explanation and break down the obstacles into their component parts (this should help alleviate feelings of overload). Start considering solutions to each problem one at a time.

For example, if the problem is financial, start by calculating how much money you will need to reach your goal. Calculate how much money you will need to save each week or each month to reach your financial goals within a certain period of time (e.g., six months or a year).

Then think about how you would save that money. Would you be willing to give up some luxuries? Is it possible for you to find extra work?

If you are short on time, you may have to give up other tasks. How long would it take you to complete this task? Let’s assume you have to work on this goal for six months, one hour each day.

Is there anything you could do during that hour?

Perhaps you could give up something (an hour of sleep, an hour of watching TV, or an hour of using social media). Then you would probably need a longer time to complete the task. This may require taking time off from work or arranging childcare.

If you start working six months in advance, you should be able to talk to your supervisor and/or find a friend or family member who can help you.

If your problem is fear, you can start facing it one step at a time. If you have a fear of heights, you can start by going on a high altitude hike, riding a ski elevator, or even taking a glass elevator to a high level.

Start by testing yourself with a new “height obstacle” each week until you are ready to take on your main goal.

8. Develop an action plan.

You can now take your obstacles apart and think about how to overcome them one by one. Make a list of everything you need to do to achieve your goal.

Put these activities on a schedule and make sure they are in the right order. You may want to get a calendar and give yourself deadlines for each step.

9. Ask for help.

It is important to have support from those around you if you are making a lifestyle change or decide to try something new. Make sure you are surrounded by family and friends who will support and encourage you in your efforts.

Part of this can be making new friends. Look for a local club or online interest group for people who are pursuing a similar goal.

Having someone to talk to will likely help you achieve your goals.

10. Start by taking the first step.

Making a plan is one thing, but taking the first step can be difficult. Set yourself a start date (no more than a week in the future). Look in the mirror each day leading up to your “start” date and tell yourself, “I’m ready to start.”

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11. Keep your focus.

If you have a lot of challenges ahead of you, you will need to keep your attention for a long time without losing motivation. Post pictures or words of encouragement that remind you why this goal is important in a place where you can see them.

Set reminders on your phone to make sure you get each step done on time. And every time you take a new step, you should feel good in your own skin (2).

12. Use positive self talk to motivate yourself.

You may encounter setbacks, lose enthusiasm or become discouraged along the way. This is a normal part of the goal achievement process.

On the other hand, positive self talk can help you overcome unpleasant emotions, keep your spirits up and move forward. In other words, be kind to yourself (and about yourself).

13. Celebrate important anniversaries.

Chances are, your road to getting anything new will be long and arduous. This is one of the factors that will make it all worthwhile. But in the meantime, make sure you remember to enjoy some of the important milestones along the way.

Have you already arranged the time off you need? Awesome! Did you manage to save your first $200? Congratulations!

Take time to celebrate your accomplishments along the way to stay optimistic and motivated.

14. Take pleasure in adventure.

From the moment you decided to try something new, you were on a quest for satisfaction. After all, achieving a new goal is not the only benefit.

Instead, it is the adventure itself that will bring you satisfaction. During your journey, take breaks and enjoy it.

Instead of focusing on everything you have yet to accomplish, take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve already come.

15. Start over.

When you complete all the steps and finally go on vacation, learn to paint, or jump out of a plane, the only thing left to do is repeat the process! You have evolved into someone who seeks new experiences. You deserve to be praised!

Thank you for reading this article about how to start something new in life and I really hope that you take action my advice.

I wish you good luck and I hope its contents have been a good help to you.

Przemkas Mosky
Przemkas Mosky started Perfect 24 Hours in 2017. He is a Personal Productivity Specialist, blogger and entrepreneur. He also works as a coach assisting people to increase their motivation, social skills or leadership abilities. Read more here