Ask Steph: How to Start Fresh
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I love the fresh start that each new day brings, it's a chance to reset, refresh and take on what lies ahead with confidence. I've pressed the reset button more than once in my 28 years of living, so this month for my "Ask Steph" post, I'll be chatting about how I like to start fresh with grace, poise and a positive outlook.
I grew up in a Christian home and have always held tight to my faith through the different trials that life has thrown my way. Even when my first instinct isn't to stop and pray, it's comforting to fall back on when I feel like the world around me isn't going the way that I planned. Spring is just around the corner, and I don't know why, but it is truly my favorite time of year. Maybe it's because I was born at the beginning of the season. Either way, there's something about spring that makes me smile and feel ready for new beginnings.
So, how do I start fresh? Here are my top 3 personal mantras:
1. Embrace the change.
Change is inevitable. And something that I've realized is that there is always a plan, even if I can't see it yet. No one can change anything in your life or take anything from you that is truly meant for you. Embrace the change and get excited for what is to come.
2. Find the good.
Hashtag Blessed. I'm channeling Bruno Mars with this one. :) I always say, there is a blessing in everything and I truly believe this. You just have to believe.
3. THANK YOU, Jesus.
This may sound weird, but I try to thank God for every difficult moment, every trial, every dark day, every unexpected life event and pray for the strength and wisdom to see His purpose behind it or the direction that I'm being led.
Starting over is not always easy. But with the right outlook and attitude, you can do anything. Embrace the change, find the good and thank God for the new start. Great things lie ahead.
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