Category Archives: A New You

Stories of inspiration and guidance to help you change your life.

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 6 “Finding Confidence”

My tips on how to get a new life – finding confidence through quietening.

Something happens when you slow down, switch off and get quiet. Real confidence.

Being a go getter for much of my life, my confidence came from achieving, doing more, being recognized for my contribution and ‘a job well done’.

I became addicted to it.

Climbing the ladder, getting more money and achieving that recognition was synonymous with how I felt about myself.

It felt good. That pay rise, that promotion, that deadline achieved.    The more I did the better it felt.

Or so I thought.

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How to Get a New life – Chapter 5 “Achieving the Simple Life”

My tips on how to get a new life – this one’s called “My Wobbly Quest to Achieving the Simple Life”.

I am on a quest for a simple life.  A life that my body can handle.  A life that I feel relaxed and calm in and can experience some silence in.  A life that I can be myself in.  Whoever that is.

But today, I don’t feel like I’m doing very well at it.

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How to Get a New Life – Chapter 4 “Me, New, Who?”

My tips on finding how to get a new life – for those of us who don’t know who we are any more this is for you…!

So you’ve worked out that something needs to change.

Or perhaps change has been foisted on you and it’s something you have no choice in.

You need to slow down or do something different and create a new you but you’re not sure what it means or how you can even make it happen.

Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 4 “Me, New, Who?”

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 3 “Discover Some New Dreams”

“How to Stop and Discover Some New Dreams”

One of the best things by far that has come out of my enforced simpler existence has been to re-experience stuff.

Stuff I had forgotten about or stuff I’ve discovered that’s completely new.

Finding out I had a chronic illness has meant a complete rewrite of me and the discovery of some new dreams.  Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 3 “Discover Some New Dreams”

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 2 “Freedom to Choose”

How to get a new life – “What Could Freedom to Choose Look Like to You?”

One of things I’ve been forced to do with this thing I have is slow down.

A hard ask for someone who has spent all her life on the go, applying herself with gusto to just about anything and everything.

Unbeknowns to me I had literally been living my life on adrenaline –  I loved being busy, always been like it, never knew anything different, until now.

It was time to seek some freedom from all that.  Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 2 “Freedom to Choose”

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 1 “The Unwanted House Guest”

How to get a new life – “The Unwanted House Guest”

I love a bit of Rumi and this poem really resonated with me given I have my own version of an unwanted house guest that forced me to change my life and slow down.  Take a moment to read it: Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 1 “The Unwanted House Guest”