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Here Are the Best Ways to Reinvent Yourself

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Have you ever felt as if you needed a change in your life? Or maybe you wanted to leave the old you behind and have a fresh start?

Starting all over again can be hard, especially when you wish to leave your previous lifestyle behind. However, just because it's hard, doesn't mean we shouldn't embrace change. We're going to change many times during our lifetime; it's just a part of it all. So here are the best ways to reinvent yourself and become a whole new person!

First Step

What do you wish to change?

Why do you want to change that?

These two questions will help you decide what person you want to become or what you want to chase after.

Humans tend to always want things they don't have. So if you wish to obtain something, then make sure to think hard about why you want it. You will most likely succeed if you have your heart (and your mind) set on getting it, and if you know your why. Everyone has different reasons for their actions and their wants, so be sure to understand yours before beginning to reinvent yourself.

Once you can answer these two questions, you can move on to becoming a whole new person!

Set Realistic Goals

It's important to not get in over your head as you try to reinvent yourself. You cannot become a whole new person overnight, or even in two weeks. So, start by creating realistic goals for yourself. Don't get carried away by what you can become and focus on having goals that are achievable and, most importantly, healthy. As you change yourself, you cannot adopt unhealthy habits. This can take a great toll on your health, and it won't bring you anywhere near the person you want to be. Therefore, as you write down your goals, make sure that they are both safe and realistic.

You can even create your own vision boards with your personal goals. If you enjoy arts and crafts, then you can cut out images and quotes that you feel represent the person you want to become. But there are also many apps that you can use to create your vision board online; you could simply copy and paste pictures rather than print them. By having a vision board, you can look at it every time you feel discouraged, so you can remember your goals and what you are working towards.

Build Positive Habits

If you have a tendency to do something without even thinking about it, then it's a habit. However, habits can be both good and harmful. As you try to reinvent your person, make sure to work towards habits that will help you reach your goals and will leave you feeling fulfilled.

Habits can also be harmful, such as smoking every time you feel stressed. So, by working towards putting an end to those bad habits, you can become an overall better person. There are many ways to stop bad habits, but make sure to seek help and advice if you are trying to do so. That's because it can be very hard (but not impossible).

Some positive habits may include:

  • Exercising twice a week
  • Eating healthy
  • Cutting down on sugar
  • Spending less time online
  • Going to bed early
  • Brushing your teeth after a meal

These can improve your reinvented self and your ability to evolve. It might be hard at first, especially since it takes time for habits to become so. You will have to repeat the positive habits you are trying to build, every day or every week, in order to turn them into habits. Once they become habits, you won't even have to think about them— your mind and body will be doing it on their own.

Change the Way You Think

Reinventing yourself doesn't just mean only changing the way you look or act. You should also change the way you think.

There are many ways to change the way one sees and processes the world, one of which could be by reading. Many books can help you see things in a different way, which then leads to also thinking in another way. Some include:

But you don't only have to read psychological books. Another way to change the way you see the world would be by exploring history. History allows us to learn from past mistakes, and it helps us understand why people do the things they do. By studying the lives, culture, and struggles of others, history helps us see the world more clearly. You get the chance to look from multiple perspectives and see the similarities and differences of those numerous points of view. Studying history also builds your empathy and your critical thinking.

Additionally, you can look at current events, as well. Many people don't know a lot about them or about the struggles of others around the world. Therefore, it's important to learn what you can, not only to broaden your thinking, but also because you may just have (or figure out) a way to help.

Change Up Your Look

This is one of the more fun parts of reinventing yourself; you get to change your look! Did you ever wish to have a certain type of aesthetic? Well, here is your chance.

Don't be afraid to experiment, as you are trying to figure out what works best for you. You can try different styles of clothing, using Pinterest or TikTok as inspiration. Another way would be to change your hair, whether that means having a new haircut or hair color. You can also change your usual makeup for something that will match the new you better. For instance, you can try a new type of eyeliner every day, with a different color and style.

You just need your imagination to figure out how you want to look and others to perceive you. If you are on a budget, you can go to thrift stores or shop during sales, or even use your old clothes to make new ones!

Make New Friends

You cannot become a new person if you have toxic friends holding you back. Therefore, you have to make sure you are surrounding yourself with people that lift you up. They should encourage you to do the right thing and want the best for you in your life. If you are having trouble differentiating between a true or toxic friend, then you can read through this article for a few tips and tricks.

Furthermore, as you reinvent yourself, you should make new friends! You can try making friends with people who have the same style and thinking as the person you want to become. It might make the journey easier, since they can offer you their help and advice. In addition, having more (true) friends can't do any harm! You might even meet a new best friend this way.

Celebrate Your Success

Congratulations! If you have followed the various ways to reinvent yourself mentioned above, then you have become a new person! It's important to recognize all your hard work and give yourself some recognition. Celebrate your reinvented self; it's a new chance to boost your happiness and self-confidence.

You should remember to embrace change, even if it might be scary. We fear change because we aren't sure what might happen; however, change might lead you to a happier life. Therefore, it's important to remember that you shouldn't fear reinventing yourself because, one way or another, we change during our lives. Sometimes it might be unintentional, but other days we have to take action ourselves. You will most likely reinvent yourself again and again in life, so don't be afraid to do so once the time comes! Remember to celebrate your success, no matter how big or how small your change may be.

Daria D
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Daria is a high school student from Canada. She has a passion for writing and science. She also enjoys reading, learning new languages, swimming, and drawing.