We often think of a new ‘lease of life’ as something that comes to us without us expecting it. Perhaps we get great news about a job opportunity, or perhaps we realize that our friend, otherwise suffering a difficult illness, is actually going to be okay. These things can put a pep in our step, of course, and those who often decry how unfair and difficult life is (while they can be right) often fail to mention how amazing and fortunate people can be, too.
But what about finding your own renewed lease of life? Is it possible to achieve this? Or is this effort just a means in which to delude yourself that everything is great when before it was only middling or average? Well, we’re happy to tell you that yes, indeed, finding a beautiful and renewed lease of life is more than possible - and you can bring it about yourself. It takes energy, discipline and determination, but with the following advice we believe that’s more than possible for you to achieve:
Learn A New Skill
Taking the time to learn a new skill is very important. It can provide you with the means to discipline yourself, and discipline of some kind of very important for people to ascertain their purpose. For instance, you may wish to take adult ballet at the RAD, which is more than just learning a new skill, but finding a new, professional potential, bettering your physicality and using past training to develop even further in that direction. Sometimes we need to give our all to something that will develop us - and you can be sure a new lease of life is to be found that.
Find New People
Ultimately, we mirror those we are friends with. We are a combination of our five closest and dearest friends. If your social circle is okay with things the way they are, or if they wish to hide from the challenges of life, or if they’re actively disinterested in limiting their toxicity (which home people find refuge in), then you’re going to be held down too. Finding new people can truly help you in the best possible sense - provided they have a worthwhile, forward-focused mindset. Don’t be afraid to tailor your social setting in order to prioritize this.
It’s important to challenge yourself to the degree that you’re able. For instance, it might be that you wish to lose a certain amount of weight by this time next year. That helps you better discipline yourself. You may learn to cook in that time, or cook food that you otherwise wouldn’t eat. You learn about self-reliance, about being expressive regarding your needs when out to dinner, and more. This helps you put your path on a positive trajectory, which can completely counteract nihilistic thinking and instead gives you a better tomorrow to hope for. This is ultimately more important than what your scales say after twelve months have passed.
With this advice - we hope you can find that beautiful new lease of life, and on life, that you deserve.