If there’s one fact that every reader of this post will no doubt agree on, it’s that life can be unpredictable. Even those with the most fortified lifestyles, the most affluent safety nets, and the most supportive social structure around them can find themselves in entirely new circumstances without much preparation.
This can, of course, be good or bad depending on the change. Finding out that your pregnancy actually includes triplets is a good example (in 2021 this happened to 2,785 families in the USA alone), certainly changing the calculus of how you prepare for that event.
Financial issues, intensive weather, a new job, relationship, or investment opportunity can all present this change. Sometimes, different circumstances can cause you to change your entire worldview and how you live life too, such as suffering an injury that changes your standard of living for some time to come. This is where finding your foundational steps to move forward is important, as no matter what you’ve been through, overly dwelling on the past can be restrictive.
In this post, we’ll give some advice for how you can refocus your life after a significant change.
Refuge In Routine
It’s healthy to take refuge in a productive routine where possible. When a life change happens, it’s tempting to run away from the world and find refuge in comfort, be that never leaving your home, sleeping in, and feeling worried about the future.
However, if you can keep a good bedtime and waking time, exercise in the morning, plan your day, and make incremental steps every week, then your routine can be the backbone to your healthy progression, helping you avoid self-destructive behaviors. This isn’t to say becoming a workaholic is the answer, but having set goals can really add necessary parameters to the path you’re pursuing. This might involve applying for five job positions a day, for instance.
Lean On All Assistance You Can Find
Sometimes, life changes force us to plan anew, completely alone. However, even in these circumstances, there may be something to help you. For instance, a friend might help you move out of the house or simply lend a helpful ear, you may be able to claim unemployment if losing your job to tide you over, and it might be that an old networked contact can help you find a job anew. In some cases, you may need compensation for your life change, such as a spinal cord injury lawyer who can put your case forward while you’re trying to recover properly.
Seeking Closure & Moving On
It’s important to seek closure where you can. This might not be easy, as we discussed above. However, if you can, asking yourself what new priorities you have will be rewarding, and help you focus on what matters. You might focus on three things – keeping up with your children following a relationship split, working at a new job until you have financial stability once more, and rebuilding your independence after moving to a new location. No matter what the circumstances of your change are, try to look forward instead of dwelling on the past, carrying lessons learned with you as you go. Note that no matter what you’ve been through, you can always work for a better tomorrow.
With this advice, we hope you can refocus your life after significant change!
Thank you for reading!